Having heard good things from friends & family we decided to book a table for lunch at the Lamb on New Year’s Eve. The pub itself is very well presented & charming. We had a table booked in the restaurant, rather than the bar & here comes my first small gripe. We were virtually the only people in the restaurant area who didn’t have children & whilst the majority were well behaved there were a couple running around & we both felt we were eating in a crèche! It’s a shame that the pub doesn’t appear to accommodate people with children in a specific area & perhaps it was because of the day we chose to go. Right that gripe out of the way now onto the food - we both ordered starters, mine a haddock & Selsey crab chowder bake & my girlfriend went for one of the specials, a three bird terrine with chutney & bread - both looked good & tasted great. For mains I chose the fish special, pan fried sea bream on a bed of potatoes with a tomato based sauce & my partner went for the sticky beef rib. Yet again they were both a feast on the eyes & in the mouth. Here comes my second small gripe – the gap between courses – both of us really find it frustrating when restaurants don’t give enough time between courses, barely has one course been finished then the next arrives giving no time for the previous course to be digested. We had no room for desert (ah maybe if we'd had more time between courses...) Apart from this the staff were very attentive & efficient although the waitress did have to go into the kitchen to confirm the three birds in the terrine. Overall a pretty good dining experience & we would go back but hopefully the next time there won’t be so many children!
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