Last Saturday morning I was VERY excited as I was heading with LM to Barnyard – the latest venture from Mr Ollie Dabbous – the ingenious chap behind Dabbous, and who seems to be able to do amazing and rather ground breaking things with the simplest of ingredients. Like carrots*.
*No offence to carrots. I love carrots. They were just the first thing that sprung to mind.
So I suspected Barnyard was going to be special, but something deep in my soul told me to NOT dress up in my Oklahoma outfit. And despite all my inner urgings, pigtails were also not donned by me. Nor by LM.
The thing about Barnyard is, it’s super special DELICIOUS food, disguised on the menu as something you might expect to find at your local caff – Steak and Eggs, Tomatoes on Toast, Full English etc…. But HOLD ON one cotton picking second, (that actually works well here – result) there is something exceptional going on here…
The problem was, we wanted to order everything on the menu. Had we had any room left we’d have most certainly gone for the Warm Acorn Flour Waffles, Maple Syrup & Smoked Butter… but we didn’t, so it will have to wait until next time.
I was also desperate to try their amazing sounding smoothies and shakes – Blueberry Pancake Shake, anyone? (With or without bourbon…) And they’ve gone to town on their shandy menu too, but really – 11:30am is too soon, surely. Surely?
This is fantastic and simple food, with wonderful flavours at affordable prices – I loved it and will certainly be back with pals in tow.
There is a no bookings policy and it is teeny tiny, so definitely be prepared to wait for a table… however, saying that there was no queue when we arrived (11:30am on Saturday morning) and there was a constant stream of happily seated customers after us as well…
See you there – I’ll be the one with a cowboy hat and a popcorn shake.
18 Charlotte Street