Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Compass N1 9PZ

Date: Sunday 19th September, 2009

Choice: Angel
Who was there: Claire, Justin, Angel, Ellen, Heather & Jason.

The Compass is in Angel, just at the far end of Market Street, it’s a gastropub, partnered with The Green in Clerkenwell. As they were doing some renovations (as you can see in the picture), it was very hard to find where the entrance was as none of the doors looked like they opened. Angel & Ellen arrived first, had trouble getting in, then watched and laughted as both Heather & Jason and Claire & Justin had the same problem.
To begin with there was no roast beef which left Justin and Angel very disappointed, so they had the lamb which unfortunately was quite tasteless and it was fatty, and there was not much in the serving.
The vegetarian option, a Nut roast, was absolutely amazing, Jason even commented that it was better than his own.
The lovely Yorkshire puds but were served cold which was disappointing , there was a pile of them beside the cooker in the pub and they looked amazing but just not even warm, and served with a tasteless gravy with chunks of onion.
Pork exactly as was expected, succulent and tasty with lovely crunchy crackling. They were a bit tight on the veggies, with only 1 bowl for 6 people!
Cauliflower cheese with macaroni was lovely and cheesy, a really nice texture.
Good portions if you also want dessert, which we did, the cheeseboard which had a nice selection and was for 2, the profiteroles were not that great, Heather did not enjoy them, and the ‘cheesecake’ was nice, but too much like a mousse to be cheesecake. It looked great though!

Mains: £12.95 for the Beef, Chicken & Pork.
Website: www.thecompassn1.co.uk
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Phone: 0207 837 3891