Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New bistro a welcome addition to Applecrest Farm

With the fall weather here and beautiful scenery everywhere you look, we decided to revisit Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls. Back in September 2015, we enjoyed one of their harvest festivals which featured music, food, apple picking and more fun fall activities for all ages. When we arrived we were greeted with a noticeable addition, a large new building. We walked over as quickly as our legs would take us to find out what was inside.

A very busy interior awaited us where they expanded what had been a small food store into something much bigger with a lot more goodies.  I noticed a cafe in the back and went over to look over the menu. This was their new farm to table restaurant, the Applecrest Farm Bistro that has been open about a year. Naturally, we decided to check it out.

Once seated you can look out through beautiful landscape windows and a fire place is a nice added touch for those looking for an intimate setting.

Chef Derek Clough created a fall harvest lunch menu which includes both hot and cold items along with seasonal sides. My choice which seemed to be a popular item for many that day was the Reuben panini.

This was one of the better panini's I have had in a long time. Compact and loaded with their house made pastrami. Easy to the bite and having very little breading with more meat along with everything else the way it should be made. The house made chips didn't hurt the deliciousness quotient either.

My better half went with the roast beef sandwich.

There was plenty of roast beef piled onto the bread and it also had cheddar, tomato, pickled onions, lettuce, and horseradish sauce. My wife really enjoyed the pickled onions with the sauce and deemed it very good.

As if the beet cole slaw and homemade potato chips weren’t enough, we also snacked on an order of their hand cut fries which was a welcome addition for our taste buds.

We were so pleased to have stumbled onto this gem and we already have plans to return for dinner. Our assumption is that many on the seacoast are already aware of the bistro but for those outside of the area our guess is that you probably didn't even know the restaurant existed. Do yourself a favor and visit the Applecrest Farm Bistro open year round and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Phone: 603-926-0006

Phone: (603)926-0006