Relaxed and reliable local dining with comfortable booth seating and low-key bluesy vibe.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Celebrating a decade on Commercial Street this year, this straight-talking American-style diner continues to offer good value burgers and steaks from the chargrill, alongside daily specials and retro desserts. Leithers and those lucky enough to stumble upon this relaxed local enjoy classic burgers (in two sizes) with a choice of toppings, including interesting options like jalapeño salsa or gherkin mayo. Steaks are Scottish, well-priced and served with chunky chips or potatoes and salad. Specials like chicken, chorizo and cherry tomato kebabs with butternut squash risotto show chef/owner Joe is more than just a grill chef. There’s a welcoming and laid back vibe, with light airy surroundings and comfy booth seating. Staff are accommodating and unhurried, making it easy to while away the time listening to blues and jazz and perusing the selection of daily papers. Brunch is served on Sundays until 2pm and the main menu starts as soon as the kitchen’s open, making this the perfect place for late and early risers alike to enjoy a weekend get together.
- High point: Super laid back local serving quality meat
- Low point: So much chicken it could hardly fit in the bun!
- Notable dish: Flame Grilled 12oz Double Burger with choice of two toppings, fries and salad
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Capacity: 28
- Largest group: 28
- Open since: 2006
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £14.75 per bottle
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