This is a long overview blog post from late last Summer which I’m finally getting around to writing up. But it’s about a Sunday Roast, so maybe it’s actually more suitable as we’re now in Winter and chillier weekends when a good heart-warming roast dinner is just what you need. I say it’s about a Roast Dinner. It was technically a combo of roast and seafood. I’ll explain…
We live in Tooting and while we often pop into the centre of Wimbledon for shopping or the cinema, we hadn’t explored the village before. That was until we visited Fire Stables.
It’s about a 15-minute walk from the station into a very charming party of Wimbledon and looks out onto a quiet street – in the summer it quite literally opened out onto the street with folding back doors/windows and so that’s where we sat, soaking up the sunshine. It’s part of the Young’s network, but what I love about these pubs is that you would never know they’re part of a chain unless you really look hard. They all have their own quirky personalities, styles and features.
The menu had a nice variety of options for starters and this is where we went all out on the seafood, with a salmon and potato salad and whitebait (not too oily or too much batter, as I sometimes find with this dish).
The Sunday Roast was just enormous with perfectly cooked meat (there’s nothing that upsets me more than overcooked beef) and a good selection of veggies.
Once again, Tim went down the seafood route and chose the crab, served with potatoes and salad.
We managed to fit in some puds! I ordered the tarte tatin while Tim chose the berry crumble. Both were perfect Sunday lunch puddings – warming, comforting and tasty!
Being in Wimbledon, Fire Stables does seem to attract a few tourists. Some Americans next to us made me giggle, when upon receiving their Sunday Roasts, pointed in utter confusion at the Yorkshire puddings and asked the waiter, “excuse me, what’s THIS?”. And this is why I love good old Blighty and our weird foodie ways.
If you’re in the area and fancy some good hearty grub, it’s worth a visit. You can find out more on their website here.
I was invited to review Fire Stables but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.