Latest Restaurant Review – Mischa’s Pear Tree Restaurant

This month we were lucky enough to have chosen a very sunny Sunday afternoon to visit a local golf club for Sunday lunch.  Mischa’s Pear Tree Restaurant is located within the impressive clubhouse at Lilleshall Hall Golf Club which enjoys spectacular views over the golf course and Shropshire countryside.

As it was a beautiful day we took the opportunity to sit on the large balcony that overlooks the golf course with a chilled glass of white wine.  While we looked over the menu we had a selection of bruschettas, topped with cream cheese and pimento olives, luxurious smoked salmon with cream cheese and also prawns in a Marie rose sauce, a lovely start to our meal.

For starters I had ordered the Scallops with Bacon, perfectly cooked to retain their moistness the scallops were lovely and juicy and the saltiness from the bacon added an extra depth of flavour, served on a fresh green leaf salad with a garlic butter sauce with a squeeze of lemon over those wonderful Scallops, a great starter or even as a light lunch.

Fleur chose the Homemade Tomato Soup which she described as rich and creamy with crunchy croutons and a silky smooth swirl of cream to finish and served with warm bread rolls.

Although traditional Sunday lunches were available, the Sunday menu also offers a range of other dishes and for our main course we both decided on the Sirloin steak with hand cut chips, the sirloin was cooked exactly as we had requested and had a wonderful flavour, as I have my steak blue Mischa even took the trouble to crisp up the fat to add more flavour to the meat, as a chip connoisseur Fleur was very pleased with them – they were hand cut in perfect equal sizes and cooked to perfection, golden on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside. The dish was completed with a good selection of fresh vegetables including broccoli, peas, beans and some chunky hand cut carrots and also some cauliflower fritters which had a lovely light batter – a lovely alternative to onion rings, served with a rich red wine and mushroom sauce.

After a short rest our dessert was served, classic crepes with flambé Grand Marnier and served with orange segments, warm cherries and strawberries. The crepes were exceptional, thin and light with a delicate crispness on the slightly caramelised edges and the flavour from the orange brandy gave the crepes a nice hint of sweet citrus without being overpowering and the warm cherries gave a nice unexpected extra depth of flavour.

After the meal we decided to sit on the balcony with another glass of wine to enjoy the last of the sun and the peace and quiet of the delightful surroundings.

With the restaurant situated within the golf clubhouse it isn’t possible to open to the public all the time as there are various events taking place throughout the year for members and visitors to the club.  However Sunday Lunches are not normally a problem and can be booked in advance, so if you enjoy good quality food and like to dine in elegant surroundings with beautiful views then book a table with your family or friends, you won’t be disappointed.

Food is cooked freshly everyday and on a Sunday the menu consists of the traditional roast dinners along with a variety of other choices including vegetarian and fish options, tables are very well spaced in the large dining area so you won’t feel crowded and the atmosphere is very relaxed.  The Sunday lunches are either £14 for 2 courses or £16 for 3 courses.

A wide selection of quality wines and beers are available including my favourite, Peroni, served from the grand solid oak bar within the dining room.

Bookings can also be taken for larger parties for birthdays, business lunches, weddings etc.., for around 100 people and they can cater for buffets or sit-down meals, so please call for further details.

There are not many restaurants that can offer everything that The Pear Tree boasts, it is certainly somewhere different to try!

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