Three course Beefeater restaurant review
Beefeater kindly invited me to visit their newly refurbished restaurant in Longbridge. So on a Saturday lunch time my mum and I made our way to Longbridge on a ridiculously rainy day to visit Beefeater – it was both our first-time visiting Longbridge and Beefeater so besides the cold and rain it was a nice day out full of food, drink and shopping.
Upon entering the modern family restaurant chain, we were given a warm welcome from staff who seated us next to the entrance, which wasn’t ideal as we did have to keep our coats on as there was a draft with the door continually opening.
None the less we both enjoyed our mocktails, which came out quickly so we were able to check out the food menu while sipping on an Elderflower Cucumber Mint Fizz topped off with tonic water. My mum went with the Mockito which consisted of mint leaves and lime juice topped with apple juice, ginger ale, elderflower syrup and soda water. Garnished with a sprig of mint. These were both refreshing and well-priced at just £2.99.
For starters, I went with a Classic Prawn Cocktail – with sweet juicy prawns served with crisp lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad and Marie Rose sauce accompanied with warm ciabatta. This dish was enjoyable, I could have easily eaten more and the salad was lovely and fresh.
My mum went with the Grilled Koftas to start – this consisted of two minced pork and beef koftas with grilled flatbread pieces and a crunchy Greek salad. Served with a yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip. She really liked this meal and loved dipping the flatbread into the dip along with a bite of the lightly spiced meat pieces.
I’ve been a vegetarian for the past six months so I was a little unsure about what would be on offer for a vegetarian at a restaurant focused on meaty dishes. There were only two vegetarian options, fish and chips or a veggie burger. I opted for the veggie burger as it sounded nice however after a few bites I would have preferred to have a classic dish of fish & chips.
The Veggie burger consisted of a lightly spiced mix of peas, broad beans and spinach coated in oat & herb breadcrumbs and topped with a yoghurt, cucumber and mint sauce. Firstly, the chips were scrumptious, crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside and the slaw was great too. But sadly, I was disappointed by the veggie burger as it was dry and lacked flavour.
My mum went with the Smothered Chicken Melt – a chargrilled chicken breast glazed with smoky BBQ sauce and loaded with crispy bacon and cheddar cheese with triple cooked chips, chunky slaw and a side salad. Her highlights were the crispy bacon, melted cheese and BBQ flavour.
We couldn’t leave without indulging in a sweet treat so we finished with sharing a warm chocolate brownie and a cookie dough sundae. We both thoroughly enjoyed the delicious chunks of cookie dough and brownie topped with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. The glass of prosecco went down a treat too.
Overall the customer service was great as our friendly waitress was attentive and ensured we were happy and fully topped up with drinks. The newly re-vamped restaurant was great too, we both liked the open kitchen and its a good place for families to gather.
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Disclaimer: Complimentary three course meal from Beefeater. Photos and words are my own.