The Staff Of Life

My Granny lives alone in Leicester, so every couple of weeks we like to take her out into the country for a lunch of sorts


This week we went to Staff of Life in Mowsley, a beautiful cosy inn tucked away in a lovely quintessentially british village.

We began with marinated olives and some freshly baked soda bread


Perfectly soft in the centre with a crumbly crust.

The waitress was attentive but not a second shadow, and was on the ball with clearing plates etc, one thing which is difficult to get quite right.


Our mains were just beautiful

I went for the chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, sun blush tomatoes & basil, wrapped in bacon, served with chips and asparagus sauce

Holy smokes it was incredible!


Mum went for the monk fish medallions wrapped in fume bacon on mash with mussel, saffron and white wine cream sauce

Which looked amazing (even though I don’t like fish it looked good!)


Daddy (predictably) went for the gammon steak with a fried egg and chips, which I’m assured was beautiful.

And granny went for the liver but I was a little distracted by my own food to take a photo of that..

The main attraction for everyone however was the puds!

The dessert menu has been lovingly crafted by a local chef and it took me a solid 15 minutes to choose between all the beautiful looking options!

Eventually I settled for the trio of puds


Apple & Calvados crème brulee, forest fruit cheesecake & choux swan on chocolate sauce


Beautifully presented and even more beautiful tasting! The portions were just little tastelets but perfect after a filling meal, and each was clearly made so lovingly with attention to detail!


Mum went for the zesty and refreshing raspberry sorbet


And for papa, the sticky toffee pudding with custard – the bowl of which was licked clean!

A bit of a long stretch but if you’re in Leicestershire and looking for a good place for a flawless meal, head to the Staff of Life, you won’t be disappointed!

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