Ferguson’s Restaurant Rugby– Mouth wateringly delicious meals – Great atmosphere!
I was delighted to be invited to Ferguson’s restaurant in heart of Rugby town centre as I’d heard such great things about the food and as a bit of a foodie myself, I was keen to see if it lived up to the hype. Well, I couldn’t have had a warmer welcome as I was greeted and led to a gorgeous table over-looking the beautiful walled garden outside. My drink order was swiftly taken and I sat back to admire the restaurant and sip in the sophisticated atmosphere. I was impressed with the style and décor of the restaurant. It’s a contemporary warehouse conversion, with crisp white table linens and stylish leather seats. Everything looks very smart and sophisticated, perfect for everything from a date to a top notch business dinner. This restaurant won’t fail to impress. I was handed the menu and I couldn’t wait to get started as my mouth started to water the second I started reading the sumptuous options. At first glance you can see it’s predominately modern British and European cuisine with an emphasis on quality seasonal produce. My favourite. The menu options are just right and not overly pretentious as can be the case in some top notch restaurants but here at Ferguson’s, everything is clear and everything sounds delicious. My only problem was deciding what to have. I’d heard of David Ferguson, the Executive Chef and knew he’d worked with various TV and celebrity chefs including Nick Nairn and Alex Howard so was super excited to taste some of his award winning creations. The waiter talked me through a few of the menu items and I opted for a few different choices… things that I might not normally try. After my order had been taken, I was swiftly handed an appetiser which consisted of salmon with sour cream served on toast with a rocket dressing. It was delicious. The evening was off to a great start. This was followed by Goat’s Cheese & Onion Tart, which came with pickled beetroot and baby watercress and tasted absolutely delicious, with so many flavours. Then for my main course I opted for the Fillet of Beef, which came with Brie and Spring Onion Mash with Spinach and Trumpet Mushrooms. My meat was cooked to perfection and again the flavours were totally divine with each bite just bursting in my mouth. The portion sizes were great and everything was also presented so beautifully. I really couldn’t fault a thing. This is fine dining at a reasonable price at its best. For dessert I opted for the Carrot cake which came with cream cheese, sugared almonds and raisin puree and is definitely something I wouldn’t normally go for but I liked the sound of the different flavours so gave it a go. It was an absolute joy. In fact I could eat it every day for the rest of eternity if I was given the choice! It was spectacular. Throughout the evening, service was prompt but at the same time not rushed or too intrusive and I can honestly say I couldn’t fault a thing. Even down to the restaurant’s background music which was at a level where you can hear and still continue a conversation, a rarity in many restaurants these days. I totally loved the restaurant’s ambiance, the staff were friendly and the waiting times between courses were spot on. The food was also second to none. Everyone should be so lucky to be cooked for by the very talented David Ferguson. Without a doubt I highly recommend a visit to Ferguson’s restaurant to all my family, friends and co-workers. I will most definitely be returning for another mouth wateringly delicious meal in a great atmosphere very soon. review by Kerry Chamberlain www.fergusonsrugby.co.uk