Beefeater Grill's got a New Spring Menu
so we went along to try it out!
Today's been a good day, spent with family. Enjoying good food and generally having a good time. We've been to our local Beefeater, The Duck in Birmingham for a family treat. The new Spring Menu was launched this week (on March 8th) so we were excited to see what was new. We've never been to a Beefeater before so it was all totally new to us.
Browsing over the menu's I have to say, there was plenty of choice. There's lots of old family favourites like Lasagne, burgers and Fish and Chips but lots of new Spring choices too. There's a new Surf and Turf for the seafood lovers and lots of alternative lighter choices like the Beefeater Ultimate Steak Salad for the healthy eaters. Everything looked great.
The children's menu named The Mr. Men Little Miss Menu again had lots of choice on it. For a children's menu it was very detailed, there was three different meal options to choose form depending on the age of the child and how much they wanted to eat which I thought was great. You could have just one course and a drink or two courses and a drink or the full three courses and a drink which is what my little man opted for, of course.
Ryan who's 5, had a garlic bread starter, sausage mash and beans for his main and an ice cream funny face for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly, nothing was over cooked or burnt which was a bonus as often children's meals often come out over done but this wasn't. Our waiter was very helpful and offered to put Ryan's gravy in a separate little jug so he could choose for himself whether he wanted to put it on or not. The staff were very friendly.
For starters I chose the new Ham Hock Pate which was delicious. The pate was a good size and came with 4 pieces of fresh ciabatta and a very nice sweet onion marmalade. It was so lovely, not only did it look great but it tasted even better. I demolished the whole thing.
Daddy went for the Loaded Potato Dippers which looked lovely. The bowl was full of Potato dippers topped cheese, spring onion and chopped bacon. In the centre was a sour cream & chive dip. The dish itself was very tasty and again a very good sized portion for a starter.
For Dinner I had the Smothered Chicken Melt which was lovely. I really liked the way they flatten the chicken breast. It was cooked really well, not dry or burnt - just right for me. It came served with their triple cooked chips which were very nice too. Too nice maybe.
Daddy chose the Mixed Grill for his main and upgraded it to get a bigger sized steak too. His plate was full of perfectly cooked meat, triple cooked chips and beer battered onion rings.
We both cleaned our plates even though the portions were quite large. The food was delicious and everything was cooked perfectly for our liking which we don't say often.
Daddy didn't have any room left for dessert but I couldn't resist trying their new Lemon Curd Sorbet. It was amazing! So sweet and bitter all at the same time, a real treat on the tongue. I got three decent sized scoops in a pretty glass bowl finished off with lemon leaves.
We had a wonderful time at Beefeater, a whole two and a half hours in fact. The staff were really friendly, you could hear many of the staff chatting away with the customers. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they all had happy smiles on their faces. No one was rushed or bothered, families sat enjoying their meals in the lovely relaxed atmosphere.
I'm glad we went along today as I got to see what a Beefeater was really like for myself and have to say it was lovely. Everything was perfect, from the staff to the building. The food and the drinks. We all had a lovely visit and will be going back soon one day it was that nice.
Disclosure: We were invited to try out the new spring menu at Beefeater and given a £50 to spend. WE paid the extras ourselves and all opinions expressed are entirely our own.