Sunday Afternoon Quickie: The White Hart, Saddleworth

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I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the White Hart in Saddleworth for a couple of years now, and have been meaning to for a long time.

The fact that they sell excellent food and are located in the beautiful Saddleworth countryside were two strong incentives for me.  And finally this weekend I got my a**e in gear and booked a table.

Both Jamie and I were in a bit of a sorry, lethargic state today (a super busy week knocked us out!), so we weren’t wildly energetic when we rocked up at the White Hart.

However we very quickly perked up on arrival which is the mark of a good restaurant for me – if it can transport your mood they are doing something right.

I was impressed instantly with the attentive service and started greedily noting the delicious looking food on other customers plates!

Jamie and I unfortunately and unusually didn’t have the appetite for a full Sunday roast, so we opted for open sandwiches.

For me:  rump steak sandwich, mustard mayonnaise, caramelised onions, fried hens egg

For Jamie: chargrilled free range chicken, dry cured smoked bacon, mayonnaise, basil, mango

And a portion of duck fat fries to share.

And we were delighted with our meal! Both sandwiches were beautifully presented on chic white plates with a little rim.

You can go to a pub and order a really lovely sandwich, but these were sandwiches taken to another level, using the finest ingredients and brilliantly executed.  So simple but so good.  My egg yolk was just the right gooeyness, and the salad leaves were perfectly crisp and fresh, the duck fat chips were crunchy and light, the mango sauce with chicken was lovely and tart.  We were very happy customers.

And the absolute mark of success was that we were very quickly planning a return visit to enjoy the full roast, which judging by the other diners plate was an absolute feast!

white hart rump steak sandwich, mustard mayonnaise, caramelised onions, fried hens egg
Rump steak sandwich, mustard mayonnaise, caramelised onions, fried hens egg
White Hart The chargrilled free range chicken, dry cured smoked bacon, mayonnaise, basil, mango put a big smile on Jamie's tired face!
The chargrilled free range chicken, dry cured smoked bacon, mayonnaise, basil, mango put a big smile on Jamie’s tired face!

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