In an attempt to visit family around this festive season, me and Gav have driven from Cheshire to bridlington, to sunderland and we will be heading back to Cheshire tomorrow.
As you may expect, family gatherings have centered around food and this has resulted in 3 restaurant visits in 24 hours….. Christmas really has begun! Here’s my super quick round up!
1. Bridlington, RAGS: quite a nice place, right on the seafront with beautiful views of the harbor. I shared a starter with Gav of mixed bruschetta and enjoyed a main of smoked haddock. Due to the fact that there were 22 of us we had to engage in the dreaded pre order which meant by the time I got there I didn’t actually want fish but it was delicious. 7/10… Only marked down for some grumpy staff and vegetables that could be improved upon.
2. Bridlington, The lobster pot: Here we gave a typical chain style pub, very regular appearance and typical menu. No, strike that, the menu was more than typical, it featured a “build your own burger” section (Gav had chorizo and boar) and a rotisserie chicken type Nandos section….so quite good. I had a salmon tart with sweet potato fries, it was quite basic but what you would expect for this type of pub. The only problem here was that my meal came 5 minutes before anyone else’s, can’t stand that! 6/10 for error in service.
3. Sunderland: ARABESQUE. An Egyptian place, never eaten Egyptian apart from in Egypt! I had what should of been a spicy chicken kebab, it was nice, authentic tasting but alas, not spicy. Also, my appetite was non existence and so my enjoyment was probably diminished. Nice place though, well decorated, reasonable prices and very friendly staff. 8/10.
Phew…..pub tonight with friends……oh dear 😁