I love pierogi. And gyoza. And dumplings. And wontons. And empanandas. And ravioli. To be honest, any kind of little pockets of tastyness is right up my street. Which is why I was dead pleased that the home-made pierogi at Salt & Pepper were delicious – tasty stuffings, served with some slow cooked, finely chopped onions, watercress and a little oil and basil – just perfect! This Serious Eats article is probably going to be a goal for my New Years resolution – I am going to try and make them all!
We had the pierogi to start with and then the 3 of us had some great mains. Anne had a Highlander pancake which featured a rich and tasty stew of beef and vegetables stuffed into a huge potato pancake. I had some smaller potato pancakes(lovely, crunchy and soft with a great tasty) with smoked salmon and sour cream while Simon had a slow roasted pork knuckle, which probably was the star of the show – tender, tasty meat fell off the bone – all in a tangy glaze. Quite brilliant.
Sides were also excellent – special notice to a roasted beetroot dish which was so unbelievably beetrooty and earthy we were all amazed. Plus some nice pickled cucumbers and red cabbage.
Service was just right, not fussy and not slow with a very friendly helpful waitress. Prices are very reasonable for the portion size and quality of food and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.