Brasserie 23 at The King’s Head
The King’s Head in pretty Spratton is three places in one: depending on where you are in the building you could be eating excellent food in a modern restaurant, sipping beer in a traditional pub bar, or enjoying cake in a bright and breezy coffee shop. Each of the three areas is distinct from the other and the King’s Head’s layout enables this approach to work well.
Brasserie 23 was named Restaurant of the Year 2014/15 in the Carlsberg Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards and its 19-year-old chef Sophie Fountain was runner-up in the ‘Young Chef of the Year’ category. As you’d expect from a multiple award-winner, the food and service here is up with the best in the county, with top-quality cooking of locally sourced ingredients, including meat from butcher Saul’s of Spratton, located just yards away.
When Great Food Club ate here the celeriac soup was rich, thick and perfectly seasoned, while the lamb rump & shank shepherd’s pie, savoy cabbage and red wine sauce delighted with tender, deeply flavoured, slow-cooked meat. Our request for mint sauce led to the chef whizzing some up on the spot. The restaurant feels comfortable, modern and tastefully decorated.
The restaurant connects to the pub area, which contains comfortable leather sofas where you can relax with a drink and a snack. In a separate room is the coffee shop, which has an unmistakable café feel. Here you can enjoy teas, coffees, shakes, homemade scones and cakes.
A medium glass of house wine when dining from the a la carte menu for up to four people per membership card. Mention Great Food Club when booking on 01604 847351 and show your card when dining.