Not very vegie
Posted on 12 / 28 / 2007
Unusually, King Edward IV's menu has a whole page of vegie mains, but aside from a great soup of the day, that's as good as it gets.
My vegie main was Â£12 (compared to Â£17 for a good steak) and was a *tiny*, flavourless potato-filled pastry- not even a bit of cheese in it to perk up the taste/ingredient cost. Plus, it was clear they'd quickly baked off the vegie dishes and brought them to table without co-ordination with the rest of the kitchen; our plates sat going frigid for another 10 minutes while the grills and pastas were brought out. (and pastry should be oven-hot- an already flavourless dish was overwhelmed by the taste & texture of grease)
And the staff- they appeared quite nice but repeatedly ignored questions about the vegie-friendliness of entrees & desserts, and were definitely not pro-active- I'd turned down buying a chocolate ganache because they couldn't work out if it was vegie, so when my second choice of chocolate torte turned out to actually be a mousse which merely reversed the colours of the ganache, they should have picked that up. And despite not eating that second-choice dessert, I was still charged a very hefty Â£7 for it. (which is fine for a proper dessert, but not when all they've done is taken it out of a packet).
Don't go here specifically, and if you get dragged along, stick to the soup (assuming it's vegie!).
soup du jour, olde worlde pub
expensive, not vegie-friendly, apathetic staff