I unfortunately missed out on visiting House of Peroni last year and this year I was not making the same mistake.
The house is open to everyone and all the bars are walk-ins, it’s just for The Restaurant and events that you need to book in advance.
We started with Peronis (obviously) in the outdoor area at the front of the house, perfect place to catch up over a good old gossip.
After that it was time to make our way up to the top of the house for a divine 4 course Italian meal.
They offer a great valued set menu (£30 for vegetarian, £40 for the meat/fish) where you’ll see they don’t spare on the portion size which makes a change!
First up was the ‘Polpo Dimenticato’ antipasti. A lovely grilled octopus on a large pile of chickpea salad surrounded with fresh burrata. This was good but I was hoping for a little more taste from the burrata but the octopus was cooked to perfection.
The primi course was probably the best and we’d all gone for the ‘Tagliolini alla norma’ – simple Italian tomato pasta dish done to perfection.
For Secondi I have to admit there was a little food envy over Polly’s lamb dish which was gorgeous, tender and fell off the bone.
The rest of us had gone for the ‘Soffice di Patate’, a potato soufflé crammed full of Taleggio cheese which comes oozing out as you open it. This was a little too rich especially as was piled with truffles but a new one for me anyway!
For pudding, Maddie and Emma kindly shared their petit fours which were lovely and perfect size after our huge courses.
After dinner we explored the various rooms and their decor.
Each floor has a bar so you can sit with a Peroni cocktail or just a chilled pint.
My favourite room is the retro striped optical illusion one and also of course the ceiling decoration in the reception.
We left full and satisfied and also wishing we could own a house like that!