Well known and loved London restaurant, L’Escargot, opened its doors in Aldeburgh during the pandemic. Currently the Aldeburgh location is undergoing an exciting refurbishment and will reopen with luxurious bedrooms, roof terrace and wine bar. I bet it will become a regular See Suffolk haunt!
While the renovation at L’Escargot Sur Mer is taking place, the team have taken the restaurant on the road to the chic dining space at New Street Market in Woodbridge.
If you haven’t visited this gorgeous boutique, then you really are missing out! Walk up from Woodbridge centre towards the market place and you will find a shop full of beautiful homewares, timeless clothes and a delicious café!
For the next couple of months, you’ll also find L’Escargot Sur Mer serving up a delightful and indulgent five course tasting menu on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
We started the evening with a Fisher’s Gin cocktail. Fisher’s Gin also originates from Aldeburgh, so it is the perfect collaboration!
We started the evening with crispy fried Mersea oyster with caviar sando. I really enjoyed the crunch of the fried oyster which balanced with the softness of the caviar sando. It was a real treat for seafood lovers like myself.
The second course was one of my favourites; seared scallop and Dingley Dell Nuada with celeriac straw and wild garlic oil. I always think that the saltiness of pork works well with scallops to add depth of flavour – I wish I was eating this again right now!
Next up was honey glazed salsify, British rare breed lardo and smoked Maldon sea salt. Then we were treated to Sutton Hoo chicken stuffed with Lobster bisque sauce.
Finally the Pump Street Chocolate Delice, hazelnut brittle and creme fraiche was a rich, decadent way to round off a fabulous evening.
As always the service at L’Escargot Sur Mer was impeccable and New Street Market offers a stylish venue. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what both teams get up to next!
Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. We were invited to L’Escargot Sur Mer but did not receive payment for this blog post.
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