The last time I went to The Moderation for a roast, I was disappointed. It was a couple of years ago so I felt it was
time to try again. They used to do very
good roasts 5-6 years ago.
for the beef sirloin, to give its exact name, and went for 2 dishes for £12,
instead of the £10 roast, which seemed reasonable value.
the same time which is always appreciated and the waitress had understood my
request for extra gravy despite not acknowledging it.
was fine. Crunchy but fine. As was the one piece of broccoli.
the others well-cooked and reasonably crispy on the outside.
dumpling. I am struggling to describe it
well, but it was a filled, fluffy bowl.
Not what I class as a Yorkshire.
opposed to carved from a joint of beef. A
little pink inside, it was cooked nicely.
The gravy however, was tomato-flavoured and rather watery. An attempt at modernisation where it is not
required. The extra gravy was surplus to
requirements. Well…mostly. I certainly didn’t bother asking for some
bread to soak it up. Nor was I tempted
to hide under the table and lick the remaining gravy doggy-style.
blog, not a roast dinners and desserts around Reading blog, the chocolate
brownie, though unsurprisingly limited in size considering the generosity of
just one carrot, was very tasty.
about the meal, but likewise nobody complained either.
5.2 out of 10.
Next up might be somewhere slightly outside of Reading.