I've lived in town for years and have walked past Emily's Steakhouse countless times and never been in. So we thought it was about time we gave it a try. For those who are unfamiliar with Derby, its just a 2 minute walk from the main bar and restaurant area of Friar Gate.
The place is tiny but I quite liked the "front room" feeling. It was certainly very quirky, cosy and in no way pretentious. Perfect for a chilled out Saturday evening.
Being a veggie (well, a Pescatarian actually), I thought I'd struggle for choice but there was plenty to choose from and no token 'penne pasta with tomato sauce' in sight. Hooray!
I had the Veggie Samoas to start and the Salmon fillet with crushed potatoes for mains, with a side order of onion rings. All of which were fresh and delicious. The onion rings were presented as a onion pyramid, which I thought was different. My other half ordered the ribs to start and T-Bone steak for mains - the steak was huge. His silence whilst eating told me that he certainly enjoyed the food too.
The portion size was very generous and I struggled to finish mine. It was good value for money.
The dessert menu wasn't exactly imaginative but we were so full, there was no way dessert was an option anyway.
The waitress was attentive and at the end of the meal, the chef came out to personally ask everyone if their food was OK and offer complimentary coffees. I thought this was a really nice touch.
I will certainly recommend Emily's Steakhouse to all meat-lovers out there!