Sage

It has been ages since I have been out with a friend that I regularly have lunch with, and finally we were both free! We decided to try something new and headed down to Gorman House to check out the restaurant there. I have been here a couple of times, but it has changed hands quite a few times, so you never really knew what to expect. I have to admit that I was a bit surprised at the prices for lunch (more than $20 for a main), but then again, the food was quite divine! I had the only veggie thing on the menu – wild mushroom and potato pavé – which was amazing – chopped up mushrooms and potato layered – kind of like a lasagna – with a tomato-y sauce and some greens on top. It was delicious. My only complaint would be that it was a little small for the price! My friend had the fish and chips, but modified it so that the fish was fried instead of battered and deep fried. It came with chips and salad – the chips that I stole from her plate were great! We both opted for dessert – as we tend to do when we are lunching somewhere nice, and had the dark chocolate creme bruleé – which was kind of like chocolate mousse with the toffee top, and a lime curd and meringue napoleon with mandarin sorbet. I think this dish was the highlight of the meal – it was amazing! We also had a peppermint tea and a hot chocolate. Overall the food was great. We had to wait quite a while for our desserts, and luckily we had an entertainment discount card which basically meant we got dessert for nothing – otherwise it would have been quite expensive. But, if you are looking for somewhere really nice to eat and you feel like splurging – then check it out!