Earle has been on our 'to do' list for about five years, but we never quite got round to it. I'd had a look at the lunch menu beforehand, and to be honest I wasn't overly excited. I feel a right drongo now. I suppose what I'm saying is don't make the same mistake!
Earle is smaller than I expected but has a nice feel about the place. The staff were welcoming and did a cracking job of 'selling' the food with their descriptions. Our waitress explained that the à la Carte menu wasn't really available at lunch, but if there was anything we wanted she could ask the chef.
For starters, Wayne, Paddy and I had the leek and potato soup (as recommended by our waitress) and Vicki ordered the whitebait. The soup was a wonderful vivid green with a lovely peppery warmth, and came served with crusty bread. The whitebait came in a paper cone with mayo in the side. Vicki reported this to be tasty, crisp and very filling indeed. Smiles all round!
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