Our Easyjet flight from Luton flew down Lake Geneva, giving some tantalising glimpses of the lake, especially for a first time visitor. After we landed at Geneva airport, and completed the usual arrival admin, we met our friend, as planned. Before heading into the mountains there was an errand to run. That took us to this this pretty spot on the beach at Perroy, on the shore of Lake Geneva.
It was a warm Saturday afternoon with a few people around enjoying a swim, or just enjoying the warm day.
A great way to start a trip to somewhere new – a warm afternoon and a beer on the beach!
It has been a while since we visited The Green Room in Brackley, though we used enjoy a frequent weekend breakfast there. By chance we have now had two breakfasts there in a week. I have to say there have been some improvement in recent months.
When we arrived the place was busy, with the downstairs seating area full. It was a pleasant day, so we chose the one remaining table in the garden, rather than sit upstairs. As the photo shows, the table was rather small for a full breakfast for two! That was our choice, so no complaints – we could have had more table space upstairs.
The breakfast menu has always had a wide range of options, from simple toast and marmalade to the traditional Full English fry up. Vegetarian and high protein options are there and the staff are always willing to adjust the plate to suit your own tastes. My family doesn’t know how to use a menu – something is always changed!
Our breakfast started with a great cappuccino and dairy free hot chocolate, made with soya milk, which my wife assured me was good.
My full English was well cooked and tasty. For those who don’t know it a “Full English” is a fry up consisting of bacon, sausage, eggs (poached or fried), and often includes beans, hash browns and black pudding. A big test for me is how “clean” the plate is. Sometimes the full English is served with a lot grease on the plate. This is a no-no for me. I am happy to report that my plate was clean free of stray grease and well presented. As the photo shows I opted out of the beans! My wife’s “vegetarian with a bacon cheat” was similarly a well presented meal.
During the day, once breakfast is over (11:15 on weekdays, 11:45 on Saturdays) The Green Room offers a selection of interesting meals. Not your normal “pub food”, and always something imaginative. I have always found something good to eat there.
This is also a good spot to stop for a coffee. And there is always an interesting looking range of cakes on the counter.
Tapas is on offer during the evening, though I have not yet tried that. The Green Room also has an extensive range of gin, carefully paired with the right tonic. Enjoy that at the bar, or with your dinner.
Would I go back to The Green Room
Without question I would go back for breakfast or lunch. We do aim to try their Tapas at some point soon.
It looks like the edge of the world. Taken during our 2014 trip to Tenby in Pembrokeshire. The photo was taken from the clifftops close to the lighthouse on Caldey Island, a short boat ride from Tenby.