Greens Restaurant and Bar, Wickham 21/25

Greens Restaurant and Bar 21/25 pb130005

The Square
Wickham
Hampshire
PO17 5JQ

Tel: 01329 833197

Website: www.greensrestaurant.co.uk

Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: In the square

Wheelchairs: Easy

Loos: Good

award.gold LWL Gold Award – Re Awarded July 2013 – Cost £££££

August 2014 “Peggy and I dined at Greens yesterday, and our feedback/scoring would be very similar to your 2013 review.
Only change is that set menu lunch pricing has fallen; £14 for 2 courses, £17 for 3.
We had grilled goats cheese and walnut salad and also prawn and crayfish for starters, followed by pan fried salmon with sauté potatoes, and also braised sirloin with horseradish mash and seasonal veg.
For dessert we shared sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Lime and Sodas were £1.00 and £1.50 for a ½ pint and a pint respectively. A large glass of 2010 St Emillion was £9.50(delicious)
All very well presented. Nice touch was fresh bread with butter and olive oil and balsamic as well as proper linen serviettes.
Service friendly and competent” Guest Update by Tony & Peggy HandJuly 2013 Pleased to be able to update our review of 2007 and I’m happy to say that the service and food were of the same standard as on our last visit.We visited on a Thursday and there was a fresh fish stall outside; you are able to choose your fish and Greens will prepare it for you.

Our greeting on arrival was very friendly and we were particularly impressed with the service we received.

Their set lunch menu is very reasonably priced at 1 course £12.50, 2 courses £15.50 and 3 courses £18.50.

We chose mussels steamed with cider, crème fraiche and whole grain mustard for our starter and pan fried calves liver and bacon (£2 supplement) and loin of Hampshire pork with bubble and squeak and thyme jus for our mains. Both were delicious!

Our drinks, gin and tonics and a glass of wine each. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and recommend! Cost £££££

November 2007 I found myself in Wickham looking for a quick lunch on a dull November Tuesday – at the corner of The Square, the imposing frontage of Greens caught my eye.  As the menu displayed outside also appealed I ventured in to the welcoming bar area where I was greeted warmly and, at my request, shown straight to a table.

The “set” menu is styled “Local Produce” and with a good choice throughout there was no need for me to refer to the à la carte or specials board.As I was “on the run”, I skipped the Starters and headed straight for the Mains.  I could have chosen any of the four options, but plumped for the Ragout of Pork with Tomatoes and Roasted Sweet Pimentos, rather than the Roast Leg of Lamb, Fillet of Plaice or Vegetarian Dish (full descriptions available on the comprehensive website). The Pork was delicious in flavour, an appropriate sized lunch portion (just enough) being accompanied by creamy mash, broccoli and green beans – simple but stylish.By the time my plate was clean (I used bread to mop up the last vestiges of sauce!), the restaurant was filling up with various groups of the local “eaterati” being served free glasses of wine (apparently part of a “Telegraph offer”). Nevertheless, all were being attended to efficiently by a small team of waiting staff and appeared happy to be out of the gloom and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere that seems to pervade Greens – at the same time, local men folk were contentedly sampling the real ales on offer at the bar.Time waits for no man, however, and I needed to be on my way…. “Would I like a sweet” the waitress enquired? “Of course”, I replied! The Bread and Butter (sic) with Crème Anglaise was an easy winner over the Raspberry and Cassis Cheesecake, and Cheese and Biscuit Selection, this time round. Now, this was truly a “pudding” to die for – exquisite presentation, amazingly matched by perfect texture and flavour – a great triumph.

Regrettably, I had to be away – how I would have loved to have stayed and, over a coffee (and brandy?), watched others sampling the good fare on offer. My two courses cost me £12 (add on £3 for a starter), and for such quality was good value indeed. As is customary, non “set” prices (Evenings and Sunday Lunch) are dearer and I would suggest reference to the website before going. Do try it though – if my “taster” is anything to go by, Greens really is very good.
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Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:
Quality of food 4/5
Variety of menu 4/5
Staff and service 5/5
Ambience and décor 4/5
Value for Money 4/5

 

Total Yummy Factor

21/25

Guest Report: RM Update SA

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)