|Aberdeen Angus burger at the Castle|
It's that quiet strange time of year between Christmas and New year's Eve. Luckily I don't have to go back to work until January 3rd so I am free to spend a few relaxing days at home eating up all the leftover chocolates and playing computer games before the reality of the new year kicks in. What better time to treat ourselves to a leisurely long afternoon pub lunch in Walthamstow? More local pubs are starting to offer food options now, with regular food nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the Rose and Crown plus roast dinners every Sunday from 1-3pm. I've also been told that the Nag's Head is starting to serve up small plates from a bar snack menu in the evenings.
We decided to head for the Castle, just set back from the main village high street on Grosvenor Rise. They have rebranded themselves as 'Walthamstow's first gastropub', and offer up a tempting looking menu of classic main courses, light bites and the popular roast dinner on a Sunday. We went for the delicious homemade Abberdeen Angus burger, which came with coleslaw and a neat stack of huge chunky chips, priced at around £10. It's definately a child-friendly place, in fact you might find yourself fighting through the buggies to get to the bar on a Sunday afternoon.
You can find opening hours and a sample menu for the Castle gastropub on their website here: www.thecastlegastropub.co.uk