I love British game. Its really one of the things we do really well and I always choose game if it is in season. About 2 weeks ago I was included in an open invitation to catch up with some friends from twitter, and I ended up catching up with some good friends and one of my favourite chefs and discovered that they all love British game too !
As is was I had a reservation for four people at Pollen Street Social, but it became clear that there was a few more than four of us and Pollen Street Social have a policy of taking a deposit on bookings over 6 (which is fair enough ) .. so meeting up in the centre just wasn’t practical so the nine of us @FionaMaclean @KarenBurnsBooth @atriflerushed @turquoiselemons @FussFreeFlavour @solangeweb @RenBehan @GoFreeCakes had lunch at Odette’s instead.
Having had such a great meal not so long ago, it was every bit as good this time and we had the most delicious meal at really reasonable prices.
The owner Bryn Williams the initially became famous as a sous chef in 2006 as he won the opportunity to cook the fish course for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations on the Great British Menu and he is regarded as one of Wales' best chefs and so for a bit of fun we all popped crowns on as he came over to say hello to our table. Well… if it worked for HRH !
Over half of us choose the British game options. I went with the game sausage roll with a sweet Cumberland sauce and the braised rabbit leg and aubergine and tomato confi on a herb couscous, followed by a superb floating Island with vanilla and coffee and gorgeous macrons. Oh it was good !
I'd sum up Odettes as Seriously delicious, brilliant value seasonal food in a relaxed environment, nothing is too much trouble and I shall be back soon for another lunch !
A the end of the meal I caught up with Bryn after lunch to ask him about British game and why he loves it.