Monday, 11 April 2011

Review: Beefeater Grill


Me and Andrew like to try and dine out at least one evening a week baby free

 We don't go many new places as none of us drive, but when I was contacted to do a restaurant review, I picked the closest one to us, but wasn't very reachable via public transport, so I asked my mother and her partner if they fancied coming for a meal, 'saves the hassle with public transport'.

Front of the restaurant
I choose to test the mouth watering menu at the, 'Crooked Lum' Beefeater Grill.
Upon arrival the restaurant looked lovely outside. It was situated across from a Premier Inn, and was easily accessible just off  the Murray roundabout. 
They had a parking area situated at the front of the restaurant.

When we went indoors there was a member of staff there to greet us and take our name for the booking, she gave us a choice from where we would like to sit, which was nice, as many places just direct you to a table.

She took our drinks order whilst we were choosing from the menu's. Me and my mother ordered still water but I wasn't so pleased with the glasses we had to pour the water into because they were full of fingers prints, didn't look like they were polished.
In the middle of talking about the menu

The service from the lady that was serving us was splendid, she made us feel very welcome and was smiling all the time.

The menu had a wide variety of choice and was well presented, here is some of what it included;
Starters
  • Soup of the day
  • Potato shells with melted cheddar cheese and bacon
  • Chicken liver pate
  • Beefeater grill combo (ideal to share)
Mains:
  • A wide choice of pastas, salads & vegetarian
  • A wide choice of meat & fish dishes
  • A wide choice of chargrills, steaks & burgers
Side Orders
  • Battered onion rings
  • Flat mushrooms
  • Cheddar cheese garlic bread
  • Corn on the cob
Deserts
  • Belgian Waffle
  • Vanilla cheesecake
  • Profiteroles
  • Ice cream fruit sundae
It was a Sunday in which we went for our meal, I was hoping they done Sunday dinner and guess what?? They did, so I was happy to say the least!

We decided to order the sharing starter, a selection of lamb koftas, paprika chicken skewers, maple pork ribs, garlic bread and nachos, with barbecue and yoghurt & mint dips.
The plates were clean at the end besides a few nachos, we all enjoyed it and there was plenty there for the 5 of us.
Half eaten

On the Sunday dinner menu you had a choice from beef, pork or chicken and you had the option to go large for £2.
The four of us preferred chicken so we ordered chicken four chicken dinners, we decided not to order Alesha a children's meal because she was only going to pick at it, so instead we gave her some of what we were eating.

My mother's partner was first to tuck into his dinner and straight away he said, "the broccoli is cold and hard", I just thought 'oh your fussy im sure it's ok', until I tried it for myself and it wasn't very nice as veg wasn't even warm, it had gone much harder than it was supposed to be.

The roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings and the leg of chicken were lovely. The lady that was serving us, asked us if we would like extra gravy or a side order of onions.

I would recommend this restaurant as it's menus have a wide range of choice and the staff were lovely, just a pitty the veg was cold and hard and the glasses for the water were full of finger prints.

For more information or to find a restaurant closer to you why not visit their website, you can also find them on Facebook.







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