Four of us went out to dinner at Pomeroy’s in Kilmore Street. Pomeroy’s is a pub with a great tradition of music with great acts like Lindon Puffin and the Eastern making regular appearances, but it was with the intention of eating that we went out last night. It’s a place I’ve been meaning to get to for ages, and was surprised at how intimate and inviting the place was, having envisaged a big loud pub (with the live music in mind). They offer a range of music from Jazz to Country and everything in between as well as a regular pub quiz, so I’ll definitely be going back soon to enjoy some of the other things they offer. But last night, it was all about the food!
We shared a bread and cheese fondue (more like a cheesy whip) in the bar before going through to the little dining room, which is beautifully decorated with ornate glass lamps, vintage cuckoo clocks, and old black and white photos from around Christchurch. Two of the group ordered the pork, one chose the goats cheese tart and I ordered the pork belly. The meals were great – nobody had food left on their plates, and I must admit the crackling that adorned my pork belly was sublime – crispy without being dangerous for teeth! Probably not good for the waistline, but!
Despite being full, three of us ordered desserts, a creme brulee (of course!) which was a citrus one, with a very gorgeous but subtle citrus flavour, served with a wee berry coulis side and biscotti. I’m never sure why creme brulee is served with biscotti, I can certainly take or leave it, and this time the biscotti was left. There was a chocolate mousse ordered, and the panna cotta. Of course, lots of sharing of desserts took place so I can report all were lovely! Certainly an indulgence on my behalf as my jeans were tight after my main! For some reason, my photo of creme brulee didn’t turn out too well, nor the panna cotta (sneaking into the background of the chocolate mousse shot).
Good serving sizes, good service, and good food, meant for happy punters and it was with reluctance that I broke up the night to leave because I was working today. On a cool, damp autumn night, staying in the warm pub for a drink or two afterwards would have been just perfect! I’ll definitely be going back.