Little Chef service station has recently undergone a transformation, taking on Heston Blumenthal to revamp the menu in keeping to traditional English cuisine. My boyfriend & I headed off down the motorway in search of Sunday brunch. 45mins later, we arrived in Popham. The interior was pretty quirky with a fun yet slightly surreal feel to it. we shared the following:
Fish & Chips: The beer battered haddock was very fresh & cooked perfectly and the crushed peas were a nice change to the usual green mush. I was expecting chunky chips but we were served mediocre fries instead. The dish didn’t arrive with the much anticipated ‘smell of the chippy’ atomizer which was a big let-down.
Chocolate Truffle Slice: My camera batteries died when dessert arrived unfortunately. I was eager to compare my effort at this dessert to the professional. It came with a layer of tangy passion fruit coulis which complemented the chocolaty richness. However, they were out of popping candy so we made do with freeze-dried strawberries.
Overall, I was initially disappointed but I had unrealistically high expectations. We got back into the car & spent the rest of the day in the beautiful city of Winchester (about 20mins away from Popham)