I recently went out for dinner with my colleagues – given that we needed to cater for a couple of vegetarians, Asian food is a good bet and it’s proximity to our office made Crazy Bear a great choice.
We had their ten plate set menu – which runs as follows:
Steamed Har Gau, Prawn, Shiitake, Chive and Carrot, Bamboo and Taro
The dimsum was great, the prawn being a complete standout – deliciously moist and with a great casing.
Salmon and Avocado Tamaki
Sushi may not be their strong point – but the tamaki was very good. I’d have liked a little more salmon.
Cotswold Chicken Satay
The chicken was moist and the sauce sticky – I like my satay with slightly more of a crust, but this was still really good.
Crispy Gressingham Duck Salad
This was delicious – I like duck in salads and their choice of leaves added a great textural contrast.
Chargrilled Black Pepper Lamb Cutlets
The lamb was well cooked and the flavour of the pepper really came through.
Steamed Seabass Fillet
The fish was well cooked, if a little under seasoned.
Panang Beef Sirloin Curry
This was my favourite dish of the evening – good beef, nice sauce and well cooked.
Salted Butter Caramel with a Chocolate Sorbet
The caramel was very creamy and thick, while the chocolate sorbet was smooth and rich. Simple but effective.
On the whole, the food was very good, service was prompt and the staff friendly. They have a good wine list with some outstanding wines. Hannah’s pick of a Californian Merlot was just phenomenal – rich and classy like the best Bordeaux.