Padbury’s is the closest restaurant to our house in Guildford so we get alongside fairly typically and final night time, because the climate turned cool, however with out rain, we walked personal for dinner. It was snug and heat inside as we took up a seat within the alcoves at the entrance searching by way of giant home windows to the streetscape outdoors.
They are licenced with a small however nicely put collectively listing and from this we ordered a bottle of Margaret River Fermoy Estate Cabernet Merlot – a clean straightforward consuming wine with aromas of blackcurrant and plum, flavours of mocha, blackberries and mulberries on the palate.
From the day by day particular listing I selected a bowl of seafood chowder, whereas Lady FWO went for certainly one of her favorite dishes from Padburys – prosciutto wrapped hen breast.
The hen as all the time was a beneficiant serve – the breast juicy, moist and tender, cooked with a wrap of salty, crisped prosciutto, and crammed with a mixture of spinach, chopped dates, sun-dried tomatoes and camembert lived as much as expectations and with creamy mash, earthy mushroom sauce, child carrots and inexperienced peas of their shells made for a hearty and warming meal.
My giant bowl of soup was swimming with small items of smoked fish, crunchy well-cooked prawns and tender squid – the fish added a smoky, salty observe to the thick, creamy broth – and with a piece of Italian loaf and butter was simply the ticket. An excellent bowl of chowder.
That was sufficient for us – the serves as I discussed are beneficiant and so off we went – proud of the meals and the worth, impressed by the pleasant and professional service, loving the wine, and all in all positive to return quickly to this neighbourhood gem in Guildford.