Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Greenwich Union SE10 8RT

Date: Sunday 27th February, 2011

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

We couldn’t make a reservation at the Union so we all agreed to meet earlier than usual and have a browse through the markets and get to the pub to get a table. Heather said the bloke on the phone said to get there before 1.30 and we could get a table, he was pretty spot on because by 2pm the place was very full.
The staff are very polite and friendly which was such a refreshing change as in London it is hard to find polite service industry employees!
Angel, Ellen and Justin had the roast beef, Heather the pork and Claire the vegetarian option – which was really just the vegetables with a Yorkshire pud and veggie gravy.
The beef was tough and quite rare. They should really have given out steak knives. The roast potatoes were nice and fluffy inside but could have been crispier.
The roasts came with a delicious red cabbage and AMAZING whole roasted carrots!
Heather said her pork was a bit fatty but the crackling which she gave to Justin was really good. The apple sauce it came with was exceptional.
Angel and Justin drank the London Pale Ale which was a great choice, really tasty beer, the staff let them try the beers before they ordered, there were tasting glasses so they must do it often. On the table was a menu of the beers they had, with really detailed descriptions.
Three of us had desserts – all interesting mixes – Sticky Toffee Pudding with Gingerbread Ice cream, Chocolate Mouse with Raspberry Sorbet, and Apple Crumble with Vanilla ice cream, ok the last one was a pretty standard mix. The Mousse and Pudding were amazing. The Apple crumble was

Mains: £12.20 for the Beef & Pork, £9.50 for the Vegetables.
Desserts: £4.25 each
Bookings: No

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