OK, so its a chain. Sometimes, chain restaurants have good breakfasts – take Wetherspoons, for example.
As its been there for quite a while, I thought I should try it out, so on Saturday morning at 10:30 I turned up and was somewhat surprised that our party of 4 had to wait to get a table.
Once we were seated, by the lovely hostess, we ordered drinks. Coffee came in a small cup whereas the tea came in huge enamelled pots, (I still dont think that this is fair). Unfortunately, one of the pots of tea was quite dirty:
There was a small wait for the food to turn up, but that was understandable with the amount of people in the restaurant, so no complaints about that, (there were still people outside queuing up for breakfasts while we were eating.
You might notice from the menu that there are things such as beans, potato, (none of us could quite work out what it was) and black pudding were all available but all charged as an extra. I find that a little annoying, perhaps its just me?
There was a decent selection on the menu, all of us enjoyed our breakfasts. Obviously, I went for the Full English breakfast. I ordered the beans and potato as extras, (this has now cost me £10.20).
The sausages were tiny, the two of them equalled about a standard, medium sized sausage. The bacon was streaky and cooked rather crispy, to toast was good bread, (not supermarket sliced), the mushrooms were excellent, the tomato for some reason had pesto on them and then they ruined it by putting a sprig of parsley on the top. WHY??? The beans were standard beans served in a little metal pot and the ‘crispy potato’, which should be called ‘potato thing’, was just weird – like some lightly fried mashed potato that was shaped like a small burger.
The staff were courteous, the service was good, the food was ‘nice’, but I didn’t like the price with the extras and I thought the tea pot should never be in a state like that.