We recently visited The Post Box Eatery, located in the delightful Quaker village of Claverham, which is situated to the South West of Bristol. It’s the first venture of young chef Jonny Burnett.
Transformed from The Old Post Office in the village, the restaurant décor is simple and unfussy and is definitely in keeping with its rural surroundings. The art work displayed on the walls has been kept minimal and understated.
The menu for the night offered lots of variety and the venue has a “bring your own” policy due to the fact they are in a Quaker village and therefore are unable to obtain an alcohol permit.
Now on to the food…
For starter, I had the Crispy Pigs Head £6.00. A crispy pork ball which came placed on top of a generous helping of black pudding. A very tempting dish and was complemented well with an onion puree.
I brought my friend Andy along, he chose the Scallops, with Masala Purée, Onion Pakora and Lentil Spinach £6.50. Beautifully presented and cooked to perfection, such a great dish.
For main I opted for the Beetroot and Lentil Cake, Pan Fried Kale and Aubergine Curry £14.00. Aubergine is always something I go for when I see it on a menu and I had a feeling Jonny would put together a great dish and I wasn’t disappointed. The lentil cake was light and crisp and the aubergines were delicate and full of flavour, a delicious blend of spice but not overly fiery.
Andy decided on The Pheasant Breast & Thigh with Thyme and Potato Fondant, Cauliflower Puree, Savoy Cabbage and Crispy Bacon £21.00. Another beautifully presented dish that Andy assured me tasted as good as it looked.
For dessert, I had my absolute favourite pudding of all time, Chocolate Fondant £6.00. I made this clear to the chef at the time, so the pressure was on. I have to say it was one of the finest chocolate fondants I have had, filled with moccha chocolate lava and served with a creamy vanilla ice cream it was heaven on a plate.
I really enjoyed The Post Box Eatery and I’m eager to return and try their Sunday lunches!