We never pass up the chance to visit Sheffield so when we heard that The Mossbrook Inn in Eckington, had undergone a significant makeover, we didn’t hesitate to check it out, particularly as Head Chef, Marcin Pomaranski, has used the opportunity to update the menu.
Pork Belly Bao Bun (£7.25) – Crispy, succulent pork belly accompanied by fresh kimchi, miso and sweet chilli sauce encased in a light steamed bun. A simple yet brilliant dish and certainly a promising precursor of what was to come.
Duck Parfait (£6.95) – A smooth and flavoursome duck parfait, complimented by a sweet apricot and ginger chutney and blackcurrant curd, on a lightly toasted ciabatta. Albeit a smaller plate, it certainly packed a flavourful punch.
Maple-Glazed Rotisserie Pork Belly and Scallops (£20.75) – Following the delicious pork belly starter, we could not resist the urge to try a larger portion and it most definitely did not disappoint. The dish flawlessly married a combination of sweetness, through the maple-glazed rotisserie pork belly and the roasted celeriac and apple purée, with the rich and meaty flavours of the pulled pork and cider bonbon and bordelaise sauce. The creamy dauphinois potatoes, fresh scallops and tender stem broccoli were the perfect accompaniments for the variety of flavours provided in this main.
Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillets and Chorizo (£17.50) – A sizeable, tender sea bass with crispy skin and sliced chorizo. Resting on a bed of roasted red pepper, grains and pea purée and accompanied by baby potatoes. The dish was wonderfully presented and had a delicate balance of flavours.
Lemon Meringue, Raspberry and Salted Caramel Cheesecake Trio (£7.25) – An array of cheesecake balls accompanied by great sauces and fresh fruit to cleanse the palate. If you want to experience tartness, fruitiness and sweetness all in one dish then this is certainly for you. An exciting and vibrant twist on a classic dish.
Sticky Toffee Pudding (£6.95) – An English pub classic taken to a whole new level. A rich and light cake with plenty of dates and a sweet toffee sauce. The honeycomb ice cream added a refreshing element to cut through the sweetness.
The Mossbrook Inn has always been highly thought of and following the revamp and the introduction of the new menu, this reputation has been enhanced further. The renovation of the decor has resulted in a lovely eating environment and the atmosphere throughout the restaurant was lively and bubbly, helped considerably by the friendly and attentive staff.
The menu features fresh flavours inspired by the seasons and modern world-food trends. We were particularly impressed by those dishes that had a clear Asian influence. Its variety ensures that there’s something for everybody.
We definitely won’t be leaving it long until we’re back.