This is a review of the Old Thatched Cottage, it has been written based on a Christmas Meal experienced by the author recently.
The Old Thatched Cottage has an interesting history which starts in the 18th Century, when Reverend Leeves of Wrington built a holiday home right on the beach. Today the cottage is a grade 2 listed building and an award winning restaurant run by owner Maria who is welcoming to old and new faces alike.
The restaurant has a small bar and lounge, and a well laid out seating area considering the constricting size of the building. The kitchen is set to the side behind the restaurant-side bar and is open so you can watch your food being prepared whilst you sip your wine.
For my starter I enjoyed the Chef’s Homemade Pâté which came elegantly presented on the plate with the Pâté in a small ramekin topped with butter that had been melted and then left to set, surrounded by small toasted slices of a french baguette. The starter was one of the nicest Pâtés that I have experienced and wasn’t too filling as to spoil the main course.
I had opted for the traditional Turkey dinner (You have a choice of two different Christmas party menus which both have an array of Starters and Desserts to choose from) which came with cuts of perfectly cooked turkey, chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon, a homemade chestnut stuffing, roasted and new potatoes along with seasonal vegetables and a side of cranberry sauce. When it comes to a Christmas dinner, all my comparisons have to be made to the dinner I enjoy at the Stone family home once a year and the Old Thatched Cottage get top marks as their dinner was exactly as a Christmas roast should be.
I decided to go for their homemade cheesecake instead of the traditional options of Christmas Pudding or Mince Pies, mostly because this was the second year having our staff christmas party here and the previous year I remember commenting that it was possibly the best cheesecake I had ever tasted! So I was in for a surprise when I took my first mouthful this year, not only was it the best slice of cheesecake I had ever tasted, it was even nicer than I remember from last year so well done again to Maria and the team for surpassing my expectations!
The staff are incredibly warm and inviting from the moment you step in the door to when you leave, you feel very welcome and the service is done with a smile, something that is proving more and more difficult to find in some of local restaurants these days.
Overall I would highly recommend eating at the Old Thatched Cottage, I believe they are in the few elite of high quality enjoyable restaurants that the people of Weston deserve and so will be giving the Old Thatched Cottage 10 out of 10.
The Old Thatched Cottage can be contacted on 01934 621313 or you can visit their website at http://www.theoldthatchedcottage.com/