“I can’t feel my lips, or my tongue for that matter,” my son said, sweating profusely.
“You don’t have to eat them all,” I said pointedly, while enjoying the much less dangerous cheesy garlic bread. “Besides, what did you expect – they are called angry wings!”
“I’m going to wake up with hairs on my chest,” my husband added, ploughing on, on the other side of the table. “They’re delicious but hotter than I remember,” he added getting redder by the minute.
We were visiting the newly opened Part and Parcel in Witney, which by the way serves mainly burgers and pizzas, which the rest of us greatly enjoyed.
“THE BUFFALO CHIPS WITH BUFFALO SAUCE AND A BLUE CHEESE DRIZZLE WERE SO DIRTY AND MOREISH THEY SHOULD HAVE COME WITH AN 18 RATING!”
Lovely pizzas actually – the Margherita had a great doughy taste and puffs of blackened bubbles, with a topping that nearly slid off, as it should. And all for £8.50. Simple but so hard to get right.
Plus a Big D burger (£10.50) – beef patty, bacon, onion, cheddar, tomato, lettuce and burger Sauce – plenty of toppings and so high it was hard to get your mouth around, the burger was good, juicy and adventurous.
The truffle and parmesan chips need a review of their own, while the buffalo chips with buffalo sauce and a blue cheese drizzle were so dirty and moreish they should have come with an 18 rating.
The Lean Not Patty burger (£9.50) Dodo Plant Patty, cheese, dill pickles, onion, shredded lettuce, burger sauce, French’s mustard and a poppyseed bun was a great vegetarian addition while managing to be delicious and messy at the same time. Perhaps they should be served with gloves……..
Despite his numb lips my husband still managed to find room for the Christmassy Cheesemas burger (£11) while exclaiming “I have no idea how to eat this” – a beef patty, crispy fried Camembert, smoky bacon, rocket, cranberry ketchup, burger sauce and a linseed bun – what a concoction and why not?
As for the Dirty Bird (£10) – buttermilk fried chicken, dill pickles, tomato, shredded lettuce and chipotle mayo, it was might fine.
The Part and Parcel only opened a few months ago, sister to The Rusty Bicycle in East Oxford, The Rickety Press in Jericho and Up in Arms in Marston, and has gone for a more urban look in the main bar for the locals who just come for a drink, with a less industrial dining area at the back, and is already doing a roaring trade.
I’d try to eat at the back because we were in the bar which was quite dark and loud, so not ideal for families.
We didn’t manage puddings suffice to say, but it was still a meal to remember.
Just don’t say you haven’t been warned about the angry wings which have already taken on cult status – they need to be handled with care!
For more details on The Part and Parcel in Witney go to: https://dodopubs.com/locations/the-part-and-parcel/