We turned up on a really busy Saturday night but somehow they found room for us upstairs.
The wine list has a wide selection at a reasonable price so we ordered a Mont Rocher French Malbec, and it was warming, robust and very easy to drink – we haven’t had a bad Malbec yet!
The pre-theatre menu is an excellent deal. Two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £16.95.
Steak frites with char-grilled rib-eye, skinny fries and pepper sauce. £1.50 supp.
The steak was requested rare, which must have been a hard job considering the thickness of the steak, but a good medium pink was attained. The pepper sauce had a good kick.
Penne pomodoro with chorizo, chicken and chilli
Slivers of Chorizo and chunks of chicken shared the sauce with this pasta dish. A good portion and lots of flavour. I liked the way the chorizo was cut into strips and not sliced, much easier to eat.
Seasonal fruit crumble with crème Chantilly.
Crunchy crumble with tart but sweet fruit and a good helping of cream topped with physalis. Just what a crumble should be!
Ice-cream with salted caramel sauce.
Thorntonhall is a local producer of great quality ice-creams. The salty, sweet, gloopy caramel sauce was delicious on the creamy vanilla.
Overall, great value for money with quick and friendly service. The selection of dishes on the pre-theatre would keep every member of the family happy. We even got to have a chat with Mr Quigley himself as he made the rounds making sure all the diners were happy.