I have known for some time that the Hole in the Wall does a brilliant Sunday Lunch, it is one of, our favourite restaurants, possibly even our most favourite, and never disappoints. It has even been voted the best Sunday Lunch in East Anglia by the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
Anticipating a large roast dinner we skipped the starters (pudding is compulsory) and went straight to mains. I ordered the roast pork with (deep breath) crackling, duck fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, carrot, green vegetables and apple sauce. It was everything a Sunday roast should be – homely and generous but with the finesse you expect from the Hole in the Wall. The potatoes were amazingly crispy, I love the chargrilled top on the cauliflower cheese and the crackling was perfect. I also love the carrot, odd as that sounds, I think it was a confit carrot, or else slow cooked in someway – lovely. The whole thing was topped off with a cider and mustard sauce, a nice change from gravy.
Mr had the mushroom and leek rarebit with potato rosti and a fried egg. It was a lot smaller than the roast I had, which felt a little odd, but around the same size as their usual main courses. The cheesy leek topping on the mushroom was excellent with the crispy rosti and runny yolk. Another great veggie dish from these guys, they always come up with something a bit different.
Before our mains arrived we were given some bread – beetroot & treacle bread and sourdough. Both excellent, I need to figure out how to make that beetroot bread.
We both went for the, now legendary, doughnuts for pudding – and they’ve made them bigger! Three airy sugary doughnuts with a rich chocolate dipping sauce and a scoop of ice cream. The pudding menu was very impressive – 5 choices including black pepper & strawberry panna cotta, sticky toffee pudding and salted caramel pot plus more. I could have had a small portion of all of them really, but I understand that isn’t something they offer (!)
So, if you’re stuck for somewhere to go for Sunday Lunch in Cambridge, and are bored with the usual overcooked pub offerings, head to the Hole in the Wall. It is a little pricier than the usual but you will not be disappointed. We spent £55 for 2 courses each plus a couple of soft drinks each.
The Hole in the Wall
Little Wilbraham, Cambs