Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Den, countryside café in Hereford

A couple of weekends ago, I was in Hereford visiting friends. When friends are around for the weekends surely one of the best things to do is to go for a lazy Sunday brunch. That is exactly what we did on that sunny Sunday, and went into the town centre to The Den.

Coming highly recommended from Kate, this place did not disappoint. A cute country-esque café in the heart of the town, so easy to get to, the place was relaxed, airy and the service was friendly.

my awesome brunch 

The menu is pretty extensive offering the usual breakfasts (think hearty full English’s to American style pancakes), traditional hot foods such as fish and chips, and sandwiches with tasty fillings. 

Taking ages to decide what I wanted, I finally opted for the chicken, chorizo, mozzarella and sundried tomato ciabatta, with a side of sweet potato fries and token side salad to less my guilt. 

chicken, chorizo and cheese - one the of best flavour combos! 

The ciabatta was huge though – the sweet potato fries were totally unnecessary but worth it. Amazing. It was a close toss up though between this and the duck wrap or home made fish finger sarnie (a personal favourite!) Oh and the meaty burgers stacked up high looked pretty bloody good too!

The others succumbed to the fish and chips, with a batter I had never seen before – it was more pancake like than the usual chip shop batter. This was served with the chunkiest potato-y chips. Totally tasty.

Seeing as the day before when we were at Miller and Carter (I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago), I didn’t have room for a pudding, I deserved to have one at The Den. With an exciting pudding board, it is the kind of place where you have to have a pudding as they are so unusual, like elderflower jelly or lavender pannacotta. For me (actually all of us) it had to be cheesecake – no ordinary cheesecake though this was a white chocolate, blueberry and pistachio cheesecake, with proper chunks of pistachio in the base and the filling. Amazing taste sensation.

I had bit of a blow out with the ciabatta, fried, salad and cheesecake, washed down with a peppermint tea, and the other three had the fish and chips and cheesecake (and coffee). With a total of £20 each I thought that this was quite a decent price for such a tasty brunch.

If you’re in Hereford one Sunday, then make a trip to here for a lazy Sunday brunch and you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Amazing post dear!

  2. So easy to get to, the place was relaxed, airy and the service was friendly.Moldavia