Monday, 21 July 2014

A Big Thank You To The Crown Framlingham

I'm a bit late in posting this (needed time to recover from the hangover) but Marion and I wanted to thank The Crown for giving us a memorable evening on our wedding anniversary last Thursday. 

We booked a table for dinner and chef Matt Ransome provided a fabulous meal. It was one of the glorious evenings that we've been enjoying lately and we were able to sip a few glasses of fizz outside the hotel in the sunshine before going inside to eat. Service from Emma was, as always, extremely friendly and attentive. She was accompanied by an equally friendly and helpful young man.

We enjoyed a couple of delicious amuse-bouches before this delightful light starter of wafer thin cucumber filled with Cromer crab. I know that people taking photos of their dinners are a pain but this was so nice to look at that I asked if they would mind me taking it.

I had this substantial duck breast served with lovely gnocchi as a main and Marion enjoyed an excellent salmon course. We accompanied these with a nicely chilled bottle of good French white and rounded the meal off with a great cheese board and some light sorbets.

It's wonderful to have such fine cooking and good service within easy walking distance of home. We've watched The Crown go from strength to strength since David and India took over the place and Matt Ransome is a very adventurous chef who clearly takes great pride in developing new and interesting dishes. Although there are many fine dining establishments in Suffolk I see little point in driving to them when this excellent venue is right on our doorstep.

Thank you.