Back in 2013 by partner business Robyn, and I , were lucky enough to attend an event called ‘Taste of the North’. And it must have been pretty smashing night because we still bang on about it 7 years later. With around 8 courses and 8 matching wines, our mouths still drool over the crab bisque and Hamhock terrine. So of course we could never forgot the brand who provided that unforgettable experience- it was Pickled Walnut.
A new restaurant favourite
So you can imagine my excitement when I spied a new restaurant opening in the seaside town of West Kirby, on the Wirral (yes, the place with the coronavirus quarantine headquarter!) with the same name.
This week marks ten years since my dear Dads passing. A difficult time every year, but one my Mum and I try to mark with a day out or meal together somewhere special. Alongside road trips listening to his favourite band, The Kinks, of course.
Pickled Walnut was just the ticket. Open for a mere fortnight and already claiming rave reviews, we just had to try it.
And we were not disappointed.
A warm welcome and tasty grub
Our waitress was so welcoming, inviting us to sit wherever we liked- even the plush booth, usually reserved for larger groups because it was a quieter time of day.
The lunch menu is small but perfectly formed, with lighter bites and more filling options to suit most appetites. We couldn’t decide, so opted for the Burger and Beef, both having a taste of each.
Our meals arrived quickly and were beautifully presented. The burger was perfectly cooked, and the locally sourced Brimstage chutney gave the flavours an added zing.
The beef dish was succulent with melt in the mouth mash. Definitely one to try again!!
Being suckers for a white wine, we chose the Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc from the lengthy wine list, and I’d highly recommend you try a glass!
Will we be back?
Yes! We’ll definitely be back, it certainly was a stylish space for a late lunch or special dinner with tasty food to boot. I did spy children’s portions on the menu, but didn’t notice any high chairs- but in all honestly? I wouldn’t risk taking Ace to a sophisticated spot like this anyway. It’s definitely one to save for the times you can saviour your food!!!
Well done Pickled Walnut, I’m so glad Robyn and I can come and relive our Taste of the North experience once more!