The last time I was dining in a Beefeater was when staying at an adjacent Premier Inn and having my breakfast there. The restaurant is somewhere I always associate with the hotel chain, probably because they are owned by the same company.
I have never thought about having a Christmas meal at Beefeater. However, now I have experienced the value for money of their festive set menu which is tasty, filling and served piping hot, my opinion has completely changed.
Beefeater’s Christmas menu
Available until 31 December, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day, prices start at £19.95 for two courses with three courses charged at £22.95.
Having sampled cheese fondue in Switzerland on holiday I know what the real thing should taste like. The Beefeater offering with cheddar, mozzarella and emmental as a starter was just as good, a rich and robust tasting fondue. It came with balsamic onion confit and toasted ciabatta on the side. A very good start indeed.
My sister chose the Scottish smoked salmon and prawn cocktail, which had a £1.00 supplement. Popular in the 1970s the serving was copious and well-presented. It was described as perfect.
My turkey roast came with all the usual trimmings, served piping hot with a full plate in front of me. It seemed that Christmas had come early!
My sister decided on the plant-based roast which basically means that the roast is from the Garden Gourmet range, in this case, a chicken-style fillet which again came with all the trimmings. Good to see vegans and vegetarians being catered for.
Desserts include the traditional Christmas pudding which I found to be succulent and very moreish whilst my sister chose the apple pie which comes with either custard or vanilla ice cream. Served as a thick slab the dessert was the perfect end to a very satisfying meal.
For anyone fancying a tipple to go with their meal cocktails cost £10.00 for two cocktails every day from 5-9pm or you can choose four of the various Baileys Chocolate Box martinis for £20.00 all day every day.
Good value, good food with enough choice for everyone. Comfort and joy indeed.