Decided to go for the Early Bird Menu having won a Voucher in the Bars weekly Pub Quiz. It's been a while since I've been for something to eat in this restaurant even though it's in my Local Town but would never turn down a free meal.
We were greeted by a bubbly waitress who was very friendly, couldn't fault this waitress at all, a real credit to the business. She took our drinks order and handed us the menus.
The Early Bird menu does have a vast selection to choose from and there is no doubt that it caters for all tastes. I choose the Crispy Beef for a starter and the BBQ Chicken for Main with Garlic Cubes as my partner chose the Fishcakes for starter and the Sweet and Sour Chicken for main.
I don't know if it was just my bad luck but the Crispy beef wasn't very crispy more soggy than anything else, it was sat on top of an excessively greasy salad which blurred my taste buds. The main was also excessively greasy, The chicken was Pan-fried with a slice of Bacon on top covered in Cheese, don't get me wrong it was cooked well but just a little too much oil on the plate. The garlic cubes could've also done with a little more garlic, i'm sure however if i'd asked for more garlic i'd have received this. My partner stated that the Fishcakes were nice and cooked well, however the Sweet and Sour chicken was simply Frozen Breaded Chicken bits deep fried with a small amount of Sweet and Sour Sauce with rice. In honestly It tasted a little over done too.
We had a look at the Dessert Menu and having ate quite a lot already decided to share a dessert, 100% for presentation! Tasted exquisite also! We chose the Crumble which came with Ice Cream, Custard and Fresh Cream.
All in all, considering I didn't have to pay for the food it was Ok, The service and staff on the Floor were very friendly, and showed great pride in their work always with a smile and jump in their step. It seems the only place this restaurant lacks is it's Kitchen. An Average Meal that could be improved with slight adjustments. Doesn't stand out from any surrounding Pub Grub establishments in the area. Has defiantly improved from times gone by and for a quick simple bite to eat you couldn't fault it for the price.