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The Ship – Wandsworth’s Gem

January 15, 2012 by Dini

Riverside Blogger’s Lunch

14th January 2012

As a Blogger’s Lunch, I knew I was going to toss the towel in on the eating front, out with January de-toxing and shifting the ‘dolce’ muffin top. Having been to a Ship Bloggers event before, I knew that the tables would be groaning with traditional ‘pub grub’ with a gastro twist. Yes, The Ship is a Youngs pub and probably more renowned (at least, amongst my friends) for pitchers of Pimms & Lemonade on a Bank Holiday Monday. So I’ll let you into a little secret, it’s got a great food offering, full on roasts on a Sunday and BBQ’s in the summer and not to mention some fun events. They recently hosted the #ScotchEggChallenge, whereby contestants (Prof. Chefs and Amateurs) entered their efforts to be judged and the winner, awarded a glorious trophy. I’m so glad The Ship’s own Scotch egg made an appearance, here’s a peek of some beauties…

The Ship's Scotch Egg

The Ship's Scotch Egg

Alas, that was then and today was a different affair, for more like an eating contest for bloggers with the greatest appetites, as you can see with the menu (kindly supplied by @Mcmoop and @gaildogget).

The Ship Menu

The Ship Menu

We were given a selection of dishes (starters, mains, sides and desserts) to share amongst ourselves… but an ample amount considering we had 14 dishes!

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Starters 

Red Onion Soup, Cheese Crôute

Red Onion Soup, Cheese Crôute

 

Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Rum Soaked Baby Figs, Toasted Brioche

Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Rum Soaked Baby Figs, Toasted Brioche

Scallops with Fennel Pure, Crisped Fennel, Garlic Chives

Scallops with Fennel Pure, Crisped Fennel, Garlic Chives

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Tomato & Yoghurt Dressing

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Tomato & Yoghurt Dressing

 

Black Sticks Blue and Mushroom Torte with Truffle Rosti Creamed Spinach

Black Sticks Blue and Mushroom Torte with Truffle Rosti Creamed Spinach

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Mains

Seared Guinea Fowl with Truffled Mash, Sprouting Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Jus

Seared Guinea Fowl with Truffled Mash, Sprouting Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Jus

Chargrilled Beef Burger with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber

Chargrilled Beef Burger with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber

Goat’s Cheese Gratin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut Mushroom & Spinach Fricassée

Goat’s Cheese Gratin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut Mushroom & Spinach Fricassée

Seared Plaice, Parma Ham, Poached Leeks, Samphire & Champagne Sauce

Seared Plaice, Parma Ham, Poached Leeks, Samphire & Champagne Sauce

Braised Pork and Cider Pastry Pie with Mustard Glazed Carrots

Braised Pork and Cider Pastry Pie with Mustard Glazed Carrots

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Desserts

Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream

Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream

Panacotta with Coffee Short Bread & Poached Fruit

Panacotta with Coffee Short Bread & Poached Fruit

Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream

Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream

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Cheese Board: Brie, Lincs Poacher & Black Sticks Blue

Cheese Board: Brie, Lincs Poacher & Black Sticks Blue

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My dishes of the day were the: Grilled Lamb, Seared Plaice and the Chocolate Fondant

For £20, for such a variety of dishes, an aperitif, wine and the best hospitality from @Mcmoop (Oisin -Licensee, Kitchen and Serving Staff, this is no ordinary Youngs Pub. It will be always be a destination pub for weekends and holidays, I just hope that drinkers get a chance to sample the food fayre too. By all means, this was an extravagent subsidised offering c/o The Ship, but the dishes are all fairly priced, with a Carved Buffet at £19.95 and A la Carte Mains from £12-£15. They are so confident about their Jam Roly Poly, they often invite Michael Winner (via twitter) to try it… one day I’m sure he’ll succumb… (his loss and my gain and until then, perhaps around my waistline first!)

Website: http://www.theship.co.uk/
Address: 41 Jew’s Row, Wandsworth, SW18 1TB
Tel no: 020 8870 9667

3 Comments »

  1. Ailbhe says:

    Great meeting again yesterday, fun lunch indeed. Impressed you also went on to a second dining event too!

  2. The Ship is such a fun place! The food is fab too x

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