First Visit: The Old Pheasant, Glaston

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Our first visit tonight to The Old Pheasant in Glaston where where we met up with long-time friends, Mick and Jane for one of our regular catch-ups. We last got together at The Fox back in April, so it’s been a while, and there was plenty of news to catch up with! Tonight, our location-of-choice is a Hotel, Bar and Restaurant – but we were there primarily, for the food having seen some great reviews.

The Old Pheasant
Looking good!

Initially, it was very quiet when we sat down (but it was still early – 6.30pm). Happily, by 7.15, it was pretty full! Clearly, it’s a popular place!

The service and the food didn’t disappoint – I opted for the Ginger Soup, Hunter’s Chicken and to finish, Blueberry Cheesecake. It was all delicious, well presented and served with a smile! ๐Ÿ˜

I’m pretty sure, it’s one of those ‘finds’ that we’ll be returning too, before too long! ๐Ÿ‘

A Touch of the Exotic

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Gosh! It’s been a while since we were last here! – November 2016 actually! We journeyed to the centre of Kettering town with Julie and Bev for a Curry at the excitingly-named (and once oft-visited) The Exotic Dining.

The food has always been excellent here and I’m not sure why we’ve been away so long ๐Ÿค”. Thing is, we’re lucky enough to be spoilt for choice round here for great places to eat, and there just aren’t enough days in the week to regularly eat at them all! #ToughLife

It had probably been our favourite Indian restaurant since the demise of Mazza’s, and it was good to be back. The manager seemed to remember us, and were given a very warm welcome (and handshake) then promptly shown to our table.

He needn’t have hurried though! Even though the food was better than we remember it, we did have to wait for it… and wait… and wait! And they weren’t particularly busy either! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Perhaps more surprising, given it was a Friday night!

Their legendary ‘Pears of Potato’
A Banquet!

But maybe it was one of those few times where the wait was definitely worth it. We all agreed that it was all absolutely delicious! Probably the best tasting Indian meal we’d all had in a long time. Clearly the kitchen, for whatever reason, was under a bit of pressure and by the time we put down the last nibble of Naan, we’d been at our table for almost two-and-a-half hours. Personally, I don’t like eating late, so we skipped dessert and coffee and headed for home. We dropped Bev and Jules off at theirs and ‘hit the hay’ around 11pm.

So, all-in-all, it was good to see the restaurant again; the staff were super-friendly (as always) and the food memorable – just a pity it took so long before we were able to enjoy it! ๐Ÿฅฑ