Having travelled all day from West Sussex to dine at Lilburns's in Northumberland to help celebrate a family birthday I was ready for some good food and enjoyable Saturday evening and I was not disappointed. the restaurant is on two floors and although no a huge space, it has a big heart and the team were always close to hand if you needed any help.
The menu was quite extensive however you could chose from an array of food options ranging from light bites, smaller dishes, classics, fish and an amazing specials board. We had 8 in our party and the team were attentive, understanding when not everyone wanted starters and very obliging when we brought our own birthday cake.
I chose the lobster salad to start an it was amazing, fresh and light with oodles of flavour. The black pudding with Cumberland sausage was my brothers choice of starter and it was huge. The brie filo parcels looked light and tasty which were my sisters choice. My main too was a delight, I had the seared tuna with fresh salad and fries. Others choose rack of lamb, risotto and lasagne, all of which were served fresh and homemade.
The birthday was a surprise for my father and we brought our own cake ahead of the meal which the team brought out to the table with dimmed lights and lit candles.. it was wonderful. It was then taken away, cut and served back to the table on wonderful plates with fresh fruit and cream at no extra cost.
A good wine list at reasonable prices plus beer etc on tap. Table water was offered and the whole evening was fantastic. There was a lovely atmosphere as the restaurant was almost full and even though we were booked at 7pm and left after 10 there was still a buzz and many diners enjoying their Saturday night.
Thank you and I just wish there was a Lilburn's a little closer to home!
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