The Baraset Barn review
Superb food in beautiful surroundings at The Baraset Barn
Alice Perrey takes advantage of the sunshine to enjoy an early evening meal in the sun at The Baraset Barn in Alveston
The Baraset Barn in Alveston located just outside Stratford is part of the successful ‘Lovely Pubs’ group, which includes two of my favourites The Orange Tree and The Boot. With its unique ambience and stylish design clearly a key attraction, the Baraset is a fabulous venue in a gorgeous location.
The outside terrace was obviously a favourite with customers and with recent glorious sunshine a terrace seat was a treat. It was busy for a Tuesday evening, the staff maintained an air of efficiency and were unfailingly friendly and helpful.
With the sun blazing, it was the ideal time to try the newly-launched summer menu. Maggie, Mark and their team pride themselves on sourcing the best ingredients they can and use as much locally-reared meat and vegetables grown nearby as possible.
We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks and relaxed in the beautiful conservatory and took our time to make our choices.
To start, we opted for a sharing plate. Diners can choose from a number of sharing plates, including summer vegetable crudités and baked Camembert with onion bread and beetroot and radish relish, but we chose the fish dish.
Beautifully presented, the platter was laden with oak smoked salmon, roll mop herrings, deliciously spicy prawns and the tastiest of spiced mackerel goujons. It was absolutely delicious.
It was rather daunting to choose the main course as there are so many dishes, including specials, fish boards, classic and grill menus. Would it be roast rump of lamb? Grilled lobster? Or perhaps fillet steak?
In fact, I opted for the Asian sticky beef, with Chinese leaf, spring onion, carrot and mooli salad, and a fresh fragrant dressing of soy, lemon grass and tamarind. It was packed with freshness and flavour, seasoned well and beautifully proportioned.
Karen was tempted by the Thai curry, but at the last minute changed her mind and chose the daily fish special of seared tuna fillet with a mint and tomato salsa and beetroot cured salmon risotto. The meaty tuna was seared to perfection on the outside and was rare in the middle, making it fresh and light. The dish enhanced by the delicious salsa and creamy risotto.
The portions were huge - if you can fit anything else in desserts may include Summer fruit Eton Mess and Pimms & lemonade jelly with elderflower sorbet
The team offer great service, essentially the Baraset has brilliant food in fantastic surroundings.
Pimlico Lane, Alveston, Stratford upon Avon CV37 7RJ
Telephone: 01789 295510 www.lovelypubs.co.uk