I know Aussie Foodie through friends in Australia, and while we only met earlier this year, we've been having a blast ever since, and she's an absolute sweetie (just don't tell her I said so!!). Aussie Foodie met Cook Sister a month or so previously at a blogger event, but I'd only "met" her via Twitter so far... and Cathy257 was a Twitter-only entity. Now, this is likely to freak some people out - what if any of them were completely painful?! But I was just looking forward to a girlie catch up over good food with people who will likely gush (or critique) as much as I will.
Aussie Foodie, we found Cathy257 ordering a glass of wine, I did the same, Aussie Foodie opted for a cocktail and we headed outside to the patio area for a brief wait for Cook Sister who joined us for a pre-dinner drink.
Courteous service from the start, we were shown to our table, one of my only criticism for the evening being that the tables are just a little close together for my liking. Perusing the menu, there were no discussion about calorie consumption or diets, these were girls cut from the same cloth. We'd already been discovering each others likes and experiences and having a good laugh.
TopTable offer, and with 50% off a whole lobster and chips came to £13.50 each. No guesses what all four of us ordered!
Boy Wonder will love it as he's not a fan of Gazpacho, but you never know...
And then the lobster arrived. Now normally half a lobster would satisfy me... but I was determined to do this lobster justice. I decided not to fill up on the carb-loaded chips, but that decision went out the window as soon as I tasted them... these were some of the best chips I'd tasted in a long time, golden and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with the most delicious home-made mayonnaise, exactly as it should be.
|Pretty much says it all really!|
Now it wasn't a perfect evening. Service was a little patchy at times - we had to follow up a couple of requests - the tables were a little close for my liking, and the chocolate mousse was far from perfect. But boy did I have a fantastic night. The company made it one of my best nights out in a while, and I'm already looking forward to the next time!