Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Blue Mallard, Burscough

Yesterday we were invited to join our friends Neet and Chas at the Blue Mallard Restaurant at Burscough, a little Lancashire town along side the Leeds Liverpool Canal. We can certainly recommend the food and it is not too far from the seaside resort of Southport or the Stampers Gallery in Tarleton so makes a great day out if you are in the area.
The Burscough Wharf is an old cobbled stoned canal wharf which has been converted into some interesting art and craft units, old fashioned sweet shop etc. The lovely beamed restaurant is overlooking the water and many of the barges pass by and can be seen from the upstairs restaurant. (It has a lift!)
Neet, Chas and my DH Dave
Chas and Neet with Neet's main course of sea bass.
Check out here Neet's pics of me including one with my mouth full!
Move over Masterchef.... It was a gastronomic delight!
This was choice of Chas (and mine too),.. the most delicious pork belly... amazingly lean, crispy crackling and a delicious dark ale jus.
DH chose roast duck which, whilst delicious, was a scenic work of art. 
As we were so full, Neet and I didn't succumb to desserts but the guys were made of sterner stuff so Chas enjoyed sticky toffee pudding and Dave chose this citrus medley "taster"... orange panacotta, lemon tart, meringue with lemon curd. I just HAD to sample it!
In perfect sunny weather we were able to stroll away some of the delicious calories along the canal path.
Lots of funny ducks (no inference to Neet and Chas!) There were tiny fluffy duckling but all too far off in the water, learning to swim, to get a good photo.
Another great big thank you to Neet and Chas for such a wonderful day!


RosC said...

What a glorious day you had, Jo. I love the canals and even more, the canal boats are a great fascination. I would have loved to take a holiday on one, but probably not now.
Ros. #64

Neet said...

Just glad you enjoyed it - we don't do it often enough - but then we don't often get the weather we had yesterday. JO (that's me shouting) go and order some more sunshine please.
Hugs, neet xx

Helen said...

Your day out sounds fabulous, I did see the picture of you on Neet's blog... the food - especially that dessert - looks wonderful. Helen,17

Zeffy said...

I enjoyed your how green GB looks to check Neets'blog

Ann B said...

Will have to add that in my little black book as it looks perfect, canalside walks, good food and a craft shop nearby - how can you beat that. Glad you had a good day Jo and your hair looks lovely on Neet's photos.
Ann B

Doone said...

did Dave get any pud? ha ha...

glad it was a wonderful day for you all,


Dragon said...

Oh my you have made me feel so hungry... no such gourmet delights for us today - it's pasta!!!
Love and light

sam21ski said...

Glad you all had a fab day Jo, Dave's pud looks to die for!!! At least you could go for a lovely walk along the canal to walk it off a bit!!!

Take care, hugs

Sam xxx

Annie said...

Fab snaps Jo. So lovely to see you all together enjoying a great time [and yummy food too of course].
A x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It looks like quite the enjoyable night out. I love it when food is presented so artistically. All that green and water! Don't see that around here.

okienurse said...

sounds like a great day was had by all! Love all the gastronomical delights! When I have visited Burnley/Nelson/Liverpool/Blackpool etc I have been fascinated by all the little period shops and places to eat. Can't wait to get back. Maybe next year! Vickie

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds a great day I saw Neet's pics so it's lovely to see the other side! Take care & enjoy WOYWW, hoping your Thursday is a lovely one! Zo xx 80

sandra de said...

Ohh yummy the sweets look delish and such a lovely scenic spot. Sandra @57

Twiglet said...

Great day out for you all - I was salivating just looking at the food - yummy!