And so to Blakeney. We love the drive along the coast road, despite the numerous hiccups when one meets large oncoming 4x 4s, and it becomes a battle of wills as to who will give way first , oh and who thanks who , if at all. Such is Summer driving in North Norfolk. Grrrr.
Artist husband Andrew has been busy working on various designs for the shop, which are being used for prints, tea towels and mugs-the latter having just arrived. They are great fun, and come in four suitably seasidey colours, three shades of blue, and one, not fifty shades of grey!
Blakeney was looking just fab with its muddy creeks, marshes, boats tinkling in the harbour, (the tide was racing in), and a burgeoning, burning, hot pink sunset to boot.
Supper was to be at The Moorings , a few yards from the Quay. Fun, busy, buzzy atmosphere, where we felt very much part of the `we`re on holiday ` crowd.
The Moorings offers unpretentious modern British cuisine in a relaxed setting.
They serve fresh, honest food – fantastic local fish, shellfish, game in season, delicious meat and vegetarian dishes, dreamy puddings, and a well chosen wine list-which includes an excellent Gavi which we love.
We had a great evening, and I have to say the most delicious food, simply presented (always the best way).Yummy scallops-with the coral still on-hooray… Letzer`s smoked fish platter -perfect and served with rye bread and sweet dill mustard dressing ( haven`t seen a smoked sprat for a while!), and our other choices of fish soup with rouille, cheese and croutons, and grilled king prawns with avocado, tomato and chilli salsa, hit the spot.
I love sea trout-much better than salmon I think-so I tucked into that with Morston samphire and potted shrimp butter, Fren had baked fig, goats cheese and red onion tart, with honey and caraway dressing-pronouncing it delicious, and the men chose the rack of English lamb with rosemary and thyme crust, wilted spinach and caramalised garlic jus. perfectly pink and sublime-I pinched a bit. We were all too full for one of Angela`s puds so had more wine instead! All fab. Lovely to venture to eat at that end of the coast too, and I highly recommend The Moorings.
I am back tootalling along the coast tomorrow as I am off on a Seal Trip, so watch this space for tales from Blakeney Point!
http://www.blakeney-moorings.co.uk 01263 740 054
The Anchor Gift Shop, 35, High Street, Blakeney. 01263 741555