It's over 35 years since I last set foot in the Angel. Last time I visited with my wife and daughter aged 5 and was told that they didn't allow children in the restaurant.
Not being one to hold a grudge I decided to give it another try for lunch today.
Well the dining room looked nice enough, quite smart really even if it was a bit on the chilly side and I looked forward to a decent lunch.
The lunch menus is a fixed price affair with two courses for £15.50 or three for £19.50
I opted for the grilled sardines for a starter followed by an "Angel burger" or Hamburger to you and me and my wife chose the grilled pollock with the roast quail as a starter and a rhubarb panacotta as a sweet.
Food took an age to arrive and whilst my wife reported favourably on her choices the burger was a huge disappointment. The meat was dry and completely overcooked and the bun was so dense as to be inedible. I did take this up with the waitress who advised that the bread was home made and that some of the chefs were better at making bread than others! Clearly mine was made by the trainee.
The house wine and coffee were OK
So will I be going back. Probably not although I would mention that children seem to be more welcome now evidenced by a childrens menu!
Disappointing really as Bury could do with a few more quality non chain restaurants but I'm afraid this isn't one. It really needs to try harder.
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