Okay, so who doesn't love going out for food? I feel like there's just something about having someone else make your food for you that makes it taste all that little bit better. So when the lovely guys at Beefeater invited me for a trip to their Euston Way Beefeater, Telford, I couldn't say no!
Having to work away from home a lot with work, and normally finding a Beefeater ideally located either popped onto the side, or across the road from a Premier Inn, such as this one, I've visited Beefeater restaurants a good number of times before... but for breakfast, funnily enough! So I was actually really interested to see what the rest of the menu is like.
Verdict? It's big.
Not wanting to eat alone, I dragged Aaron along with me for the afternoon (and, well, not living too far away, he had more chance of finding the place than me and my terrible sense of direction...), and needless to say, we were a bit spoiled for choice. Particularly having made a reservation for a Sunday, meaning we also had a Sunday lunch menu to choose from too. DECISIONS.
After we... okay, I, took a while to decide what to have (I was a little tempted to ask for a kids menu after hearing you get a free Mr Men or Little Miss Toy with each 2/3 course kids meal too...), we eventually started with Sharing Potato Dippers. I wasn't entirely sure I was going to like these, not being a massive potato fan, but actually, they were pretty good! They had all sorts of topings such as melted cheese, spring onions, jalapeños, and were served with cheese sauce in the middle of the plate too. It was only after we'd pretty much finished the dish that I realised I hadn't taken a photo! Well, we were hungry...
For the main Aaron went for the Beefeater Mixed Grill, while I opted for the Chargrilled Chicken, Vegetable and Tomato Linguine... and a cup of tea. Obvs. The menu's aren't the only things that are big, I thought the portion sizes were pretty big, and most definitely would fill you up!
The pasta was served in a tomato and chilli sauce, roasted vegetables with pieces of chicken breast. I didn't expect there to be so much chicken in the dish, so this was definitely a pleasant surprise! It was also served with a warm bread stick, which I wasn't complaining at either!
The mixed grill consisted of steak, chicken, gammon and sausage, served with tomato, mushroom, onion rings, fried egg and chips. Phew, that was a mouthful just to say!
The one thing we did notice was that the service was a little slow, and there was no one to actually greet us as we walked in. While this was actually probably a little blessing in disguise for us, as it gave each course a chance to settle a little before the next one, I've definitely had quicker service. However, all the staff were super friendly and lovely, and the food was pretty awesome too, I, personally, didn't mind a little wait in between.
The interior of the Beefeater restaurant was pretty cool too. It was a mix of white's, grey's and oranges, and actually worked pretty well! I was also lusting over this copper lamp shade throughout the whole meal too... look how beautiful it is!
I can't actually remember the last time I had 3 whole courses while eating out. While eating anywhere, actually. But, it would have been rude not to go for dessert, right?
Again, the dessert and coffee menu was pretty substantive, and after debating whether to take advantage of the Costa coffee that they serve, I settled instead on the Warm Chocolate Brownie, with Aaron opting for the Chocolate Melt in The Middle Pudding, (which I've managed to somehow make resemble Christmas Pudding in the photo... but I swear it was chocolate!) consisting of chocolate sponge with a chocolate fondant centre. I'm not gonna lie, it did look delicious.
Overall, I thought it was a rather enjoyable afternoon out! The restaurant wasn't too busy, meaning that it was a pretty relaxed atmosphere the whole time, which was great. And it meant that Aaron had more chance of hearing what I was actually saying. (It's not my fault I'm softly spoken!)
Have you had chance to visit a Beefeater restaurant?
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This post was written in collaboration with Beefeater, who provided us with vouchers in return for an honest review. However, love of carbs, chocolate, and all things copper, are entirely my own.