AN EVENING AT THE SPRING TAVERN – EWELL
Posted by Devenia Besant on 02 Nov 2018
The Spring Tavern in Ewell has opened its doors again this month (from Friday 2nd November to be precise) after a stunning refurbishment.
I highly recommend a visit and when you do expect modern decor with striking accessories and mirrors and a fabulous ‘wine wall’, I’ve got to say I loved the decor before but they have now taken it to another level giving it a stylish and contemporary feel. The ambience is warm and inviting thanks to the use of warm colours and sumptuous fabrics. Table seating includes comfortable banquettes with cushions to loll against as you quaff (or gulp ha ha!!!) the delicious and unusual cocktails and gin mixes. Myself and my group of friends (including my big sis) had a great time chatting and enjoying our drinks in a relaxing space!
After catching up over said drinks in the bar area we were seated for dining and I can say the menu is adventurous and extensive with a mix of cuisines and cultures. Our group went for delicious sweet chilli king prawn rolls and salt and szechuan squid starters which left room for the perfectly cooked steaks (all cuts are hung for 28days) which you could have with a variety of sauces from peppercorn to lobster and garlic butter. The Seabass was also equally delicious I was told by my friend Nicky. One touch we loved was the complimentary palate cleaner of fresh melon and pineapple with chilli – sounds quite odd (and there were a few watery eyes), BUT worked perfectly between courses. This was all washed down with more special gin cocktails and ice cold Gavi di Gavi from the broad and reasonably priced wine menu (who says you have to drink red with steak?!?!).
Finally…and I can tell you now we didn’t really have room, but I’ve got to mention the puddings. Giving a special mention to the Chocolate and Peanut bomb, this pudding looks AMAZING and is as it says a bomb that is filled with sticky toffee pudding and peanut butter cream. Served with Bourbon vanilla ice cream & hot salted caramel sauce. Watching the bomb unfold under the hot sweet sauce is quite something.
We also sampled the light pineapple tartd Tatin with coconut ice cream and let’s not forget their take on the brownie and sticky toffee pudding (my favourite, I think I’ve had it every time I’ve visited!!!). We spent the night in Foodie heaven and can’t wait to go back…thank you to the the manager Alex and to his attentive staff team that looked after us.
Do give this place a go for a date night or to catch up with friends over cocktails or for a Sunday roast with the family.