Set in the heart of Long Crendon, The Angel Restaurant has been a part of this Buckinghamshire village for over 20 years, with owner and Chef Trevor Bosch and his team serving up some of the best food in the area. And I am lucky enough to only live 500yards from the front door.
Dating back to the 16th Century and originally a coaching inn, the restaurant has many beautiful features. A large open fireplace is in the bar area, to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail from the seasonal cocktail menu. My personal favourite was the Lemonchello and Fizz, which went down a little too easily!!
There are 4 different areas to be seated, either tucked away in one of the small more intimate rooms or the open and airy conservatory, which we always ask for.
The Angel is renowned for its fish menu, with a number of fresh daily specials to tempt the taste buds. But the one thing I do like is that there are a few old favourites’ that don’t move from the main menu, such as the starter of Thai Spiced Tiger Prawn Risotto, which we have pretty much every time we go, even sometimes as a third starter for us to share, it is just too damn good!!
This time around we felt there were too many starters to choose from, so decided to have 2 starters to begin and then 2 starters to share for main course.
For starters we had a new additions to the menu, one being Quail and Black pudding, which just melted in the mouth and the other being Jamaican Pork Belly with Pineapple, this dish was so good we asked if they could keep it on the menu.
To follow we went for the sushi platter which was a feast of prawn tempura, salmon rolls and kicks of wasabi and yes you’ve guessed it, the Thai Spiced Tiger Prawn Risotto. It had to get in there somewhere, and it was as delicious as ever. To be honest if there weren’t other paying customers I would have quite happily picked up the bowl and licked it clean.
My hubby and I decided not to opt for our favourite Wine ‘The Pillar Box’ a wonderfully lively red, but chose a South African Sauvignon, as we felt we needed to mix things up a little and thought this beautifully soft white would be a better accompaniment to our meal.
Although the desserts here are fantastic, I like to share the assiette of desserts, which means I don’t have to choose and get a bit of everything. But after this feast of amazing nosh, our bellies were just too full.
We did decide to entertain a coffee, for the hubby an Irish coffee with fresh cream and for me a decaf Salted Caramel Martini, and yes it is every bit as good as it sounds and looks, and was the perfect end to a perfect meal.
I will say that I have never had a bad meal here, but this meal, I can hand on heart say was the best meal I have ever had at The Angel. And that is a bold statement.
Whaalchair Access 2 out of 5
There is no accessible parking, but I would suggest if you can to park outside the front, as the back is a stone car park with steps up to the garden (a ramp can be obtained if necessary).
From the front ramp can be put out at the front door to enable access to the bar area and one of the restaurant seating areas and this is all flat. To get down to the intimate dining rooms and conservatory there is a step, which would either need a ramp, or I just use my hubbies’ guns of steel to back wheel it down.
The tables are of a good height for wheelchair users to easily get under, the table may need to be manoeuvred slightly though to ensure the table leg is in the right place to get under.
There is no accessible toilet, but you can get into the general toilet area, the doors are just too small to get to the actual toilets
Pooches Allowed? – No
I will always return here as it is so close to my house and i hver never had a bad meal, but access wise it is not the best and there are far easier places to go and enjoy a lovely meal