Firmly established as part of Brentwood’s fine dining restaurant eatery, The Nags Head has been taken over by the Vintage Inn group.
Vintage Inns are a breath of fresh air offering good value with fine dining dishes.
My friend and I were invited to sample the new menu on a busy Friday evening.
With an intimate feel and a real lit fire next to our table, couples and smaller groups were there a plenty.
The whole vibe is relaxed and chilled – as were the delicious cocktails.
To begin, my friend chose the Lobster and King Prawn Pot in Devon crab crème fraiche with toasted ciabatta bread, whilst I opted for the box baked camembert topped with omega seed sprinkle, cherry & thyme dip and warm dough sticks. It’s been a while since I tasted something as yummy as this. No surprise then that both dishes were devoured.
Mains arrived and we both opted for the 7oz Fillet Steak with prawns in garlic butter served with an ale-glazed shallot tart topped with Cropwell Bishop custard, Stilton & walnut crumb and twice-cooked chunky chips.
This is a meal for the real carnivore and you certainly won’t go home hungry if you manage this. Both dishes just melted in the mouth and empty plates (almost) served testament to the quality of the food.
After enjoying the ambience it was now time for dessert and my friend and I decided on the Melting Chocolate and Peanut Butter bomb, served with Bourbon vanilla ice cream & hot salted caramel sauce. This is a firm favorite and it was easy to see why. All of the above was washed down with the help of the cocktails, Raspberry Mule and a White Beach Bellini.
Both were light and refreshing enough to cool the palate whilst enjoying the spicier elements of the meal. In summary, a restaurant out on its own in terms of flavour and value for money. So give the Nags Head in Brentwood a try – you won’t be disappointed.