Last week we were very kindly invited to try out our local Beefeater restaurant to try out their new Spring/Summer menu and admire their new decor. We decided to start our weekend off in style and visited on Friday night and booked a table at Beefeater White Rock for 6.30pm.
Upon arrival I was quite surprised to see that the restaurant was already quite full but we were shown to our table and presented with menus very quickly. Our waitress was soon with us to take our drinks orders and the children were given Mr Men and Little Miss activity books and crayons to keep them amused.
Browsing through the menu took some time as it’s huge and Tony, who loves a steak, had a very difficult job choosing his preferred choice. He eventually opted for the 10oz Rump with a side order of Bearnaise sauce. Being a vegetarian there wasn’t a great deal of choice for me but then Beefeater is a steak restaurant so it’s to be expected, I decided on the Veg-Out burger. We were asked by our waitress if we wanted to swap any of our sides and given the option of skinny or chunky chips and then to have them plain or spicy.
The children were determined to whole the whole hog and have three courses with Joseph starting with Garlic and Herb Breaded Mushrooms before this 3oz Steak Burger. Imogen started with Cheesy Nachos and followed with Mr Noisy’s Bangers and Mash.
The children’s started arrived quickly but afterwards there was a quite substantial delay for our main courses. Imogen and Joseph were otherwise occupied chatting with us about their week and what they wanted to do that weekend and busy with their activity books so they didn’t notice, Tony and I however began to get very hungry. When our meals did arrive though they didn’t disappoint, they were nicely presented, hot and very, very tasty!
With full tummies and empty plates all round we decided to skip dessert but have booked a table to go back this Friday and take more of an appetite with us. Imogen and Joseph are very keen to try out the Mini Chocolate Challenge whilst I’d like to give one of their famous sundaes a go!
Our meal for four including drinks cost us a little over £50 which I think is very reasonable. The children’s menu at £4.49 for one course, £5.49 for two and £5.99 for three including squash is great value for money and one of the reasons, apart from that missed pudding, that we’ll be returning.
To find your local Beefeater restaurant and check out it’s menu take a look at www.beefeater.co.uk