Yellow house, Surrey Quays

In Surrey Quays suburbia, there aren’t all that many dining options.  So it’s easy to discount the  lone ranger in the form of The Yellow House.

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The interior is warm and open and the tables widely spaced, a pleasant rarity in the dining world.  There’s a separate bar and restaurant and we choose a nice large table at the back of the restaurant to sit and linger.

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The menu is extensive, features a wide range of woodfired pizzas and the more traditional pub grub of burgers and pastas.

I’ve opted for the spicy sausage pizza – chorizo, red peppers and mozzarella.   The middle of the pizza is soggy with the toppings and not fully crisped but the taste is sublime.  Spicy sausage with a little bit of sweet thrown in with the peppers and this is something I could eat a lot more of.

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Husband has opted for the Spinach and Goats Cheese and he’s equally smitten with his pizza.  However, if you like a bit of a kick with your pizza, then I’d recommend the spicy option.

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The brother-in-law goes for a traditional pub classic of Fish and Chips but this one is a cut above the rest, seabass instead of the more ubiquitous cod and cooked perfectly.

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And although it never seems like there’s room, we manage to squeeze in some space for dessert.   The brother in law has ordered a hazelnut chocolate torte and while I’ve always thought of the torte as a more traditional cake, it seems I am mistaken.

This is the clear winner of the day – crispy, a subtle hazelnut flavour blending in with the chocolate.

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I have pudding envy, but I’ve still done pretty well with the smaller plate of 3 chocolate truffles I’ve ordered – these are rich and with a hint of boozy.

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Given the neighbourhood, this restaurant is comparatively pricey – the pizzas are at an average of £13 and the other mains are an average of £17.  But the quality is undoubtedly high and the surroundings warm and comforting!

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