Living in Ramsbottom we are getting spoiled for choice these days when choosing somewhere local to eat, it seems a new place opens at least once a quarter at he moment.
As such it's been years since I last visited the Fishermans retreat, on arrival my business colleague and I arrived tired and very hungry from a visit up to Edinburgh and back in a day
The bar was welcoming and the restaurant all though very large, was tastefully presented but lacking a little in atmosphere probably due to it being early evening on a weekday.
The waiter was both attentive and knowledgeable of the menu on offer, I had the scallop and black pudding starter which was excellent beautifully presented and cooked perfectly, however the portion size was a little on the small size.
For main I had the 16oz rump steak medium rare with a peppercorn sauce, mushroom, some good old fashioned hand cut chips and a side of onion rings, this is a steak on epic proportions, excellent steak locally sourced beautifully cooked and seasoned to perfection, thank goodness the starter was on the small side! No dessert required however just had to try the cheese and I wasn't to be disappointed.
To finish the waiter recommended coffee which was also excellent, overall the meal was excellent and the service great, I've been back since less than a week later, the steak was just as good if not better on my second visit, didn't fall into the starter trap this time but did try the sticky toffee pudding, again excellent but I have to say thankfully a little on the small side.
A real treat to find a great steak locally! Well done.
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