It seems like it’s been some time since I last wrote about a restaurant that I adored on my very first visit with virtually a perfect score, however the quaint town of Heswall on the Wirral hosts such a place, ‘Burnt Truffle’.
The restaurant itself looks like it’s been converted from what used to be a house, which makes it a much more intimate place to have a quiet meal due to it’s smaller rooms and narrow staircases. Yet this restaurant ticks all the boxes that you’d look for when dining out.
From initially booking the table the hostess was friendly and checked we’d have long enough for lunch, due to the restaurant being open from 12-2:30pm in the afternoon, setting our expectations before we had even arrived. This was very much appreciated and I can understand closing the restaurant until the evening time, tidying up, regrouping and going again later on.
Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome, as if we were the only people that mattered (to be fair we were the first to arrive!). Immediately we were escorted upstairs, our coats were kindly taken, we sat down and were offered some water whilst we made our Drinks order.
Like the change of seasons and therefore change of what’s in-season, Burnt Truffle regularly updates it’s menu keeping it current to what ingredients are the freshest depending on the time of year.
The quality of food was truly outstanding.
I ordered ‘Pork Collar, Wild Garlic, Pearl Barley, Fresh Apple & Walnut Salsa‘ along with my girlfriend’s order which was ‘Roast Beef, Green Beans, Kale, Carrot Puree, Roast Potatoes & Yorkshire Pudding‘.
Both dishes were presented beautifully and really had that ‘wow factor’ that you want, but don’t always get from receiving your plate.
Thankfully the quality of the presentation complimented the taste of each dish exceedingly well and you could really tell that these ingredients hadn’t just been thrown together at random but had plenty of thought go into them, from a kitchen full of experience with fresh ideas.
From doing some online research and viewing the menu from the week before, I was very keen to try the ‘Paris-Brest, spiced bread, torched banana, hazelnuts & caramel ice-cream‘ – it sounded so perfect however due to the ever-changing menu I looked down and was disappointed to find it not there.
I suppose this is the only set-back if you ordered a new favourite from a previous visit and want to try it again.
I made a special request to the waiter who kindly checked with the kitchen to see if they could make it for me. I would have been ok choosing one of the other dessert choices and was half expecting to do so upon their return, however to my delight they informed me it would not be a problem.
This really was the icing on the cake. A kitchen that, if it can, will go out of its way to please it’s diners. I overheard another set of diners request their ‘Truffle Chips’ and again this was not a problem for the kitchen.
Reputation is everything in this business and I cannot say enough positive words about our experience with Burnt Truffle.
I’m already looking forward to returning and wish them the best of luck, however with the formula they’ve already got in place, continued hard work will ensure they stay at the top of their game.
To find out more about Burnt Truffle click here for their website. No commission or endorsement was received from Burnt Truffle for writing this post, all views and amazing experiences shared were that of my own.