SquareMeal Review of
No. 10 Wine Bar & Kitchen
Occupying a beautiful 15th-century dwelling in a town awash with photogenic half-timbered antiquity, No.10 was originally part of the ‘Tudor shops’ on Lavenham’s Lady Street. History still looms large amid the beams, crooked ceilings and open fires, although food and drink are the now the main points of interest: park yourself bedside one of the massive barrels in the bar, play scrabble or settle in for a three-course meal with a bottle from the tasty wine list. The cooking has an eclectic slant, moving from warm wild mushroom and asparagus tart to Thai chicken curry, Moroccan-style lamb or sea bass fillet, baked in the Aga and served with horseradish mash, samphire and tomato salsa. For afters, consider the cheeseboard or go for something sweet – perhaps a chocolate brownie or summer pudding. Note that No.10 doesn’t have a cellar, so real ales are dispensed ‘by gravity’. “Good value and great tastes”, says a fan.