on November 19, 2011
The Grill Restaurant is located in the Casino building at the entrance to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It is a brasserie style restaurant which offers a varied menu including lunch, afternoon tea and dinner dishes.The restaurant is set across 3 levels. The ground floor level features an array of seating options. There are a few steps up to another seating area next to the bar. A set of stairs will take you up to the 1st floor where more seating is provided and overlooks the downstairs seating area. The restaurant is clean and fresh in appearance with whitewashed walls and large windows looking out onto the promenade and letting in lots of natural lighting. Wooden flooring, chairs and chandelier effect lights add a classy feel to the restaurant.Staff are well presented and professional though not particular chatty. They are quick to seat you and provide you with the relevant menus and service is quick with regards to ordered drinks and food. We were served out starters within 10mins followed by our mains 5mins after we had finished. Dishes are cleared away quickly as are drinks glasses (ie before you are actually finished!).The menu varies depending on when you choose to dine here.*Lunch - this isn't a set menu. There is a choice of a few starters and salads including soup of the day (£3.95), grill salad (£5.25). Lite Bites include dishes such as eggs florantine (£5.95) and smoken salmon (£7.55). Mainmeals are priced from £6.95 and include fish and chips, ribs, burgers and scampi. Various sides are available. Vegetarians dishes include cheese and leek tart, stroganoff and the eggs florantine.*Afternoon tea - for £5.25 per person you can opt for finger sandwiches (cucumber, egg mayo and 2 others) a scone with jam and clotted cream and a pot of tea. You can upgrade to champagne for £12.20 per person.*Dinner - the main dinner menu has a wide selection of dishes. Starters include potted shrimps (£8.00), prawn cocktail (£4.95), pate (£5.10) to name a few. Main meals include a choice of meat, fish and vegetarians dishes which range from £4,45 - £17.95. Choices include burgers, various steaks, mixed grills, mussels and prawns. Vegetarians are limited to asparagus tempura (fried asparagus), stroganoff and cheese and leek tart.*Kids Menu - £5.25 including a main meal and dessert. There is a choice of fish and chips, chicken gourjons, fish fingers, burgers or sausages and mash.*Desserts - from £4.50. Include creme brulee, cheesecake, banana split, fruit with cream and ice cream. Various coffees are available.*2 for £19.99 - a set menu which includes 2 starters and 2 main courses for £19.99. 5 starters including prawn cocktail, soup and pate. 6 main courses including steak, fish and chips, stroganoff and leek tart.We dined here on our last visit to Blackpool. I loved the restaurant layout and design and it felt upmarket despite the prices being reasonable. I dined with my sister and we took advantage of the 2 for £19.99 offer.I ordered french onion soup for my starter and it was delicious. It was served hot with a creamy cheese topping and was full of flavour. We ordered a basket of rolls which were delicious and hot. My sister had a prawn cocktail presented in a tall glass and commented on his satisfying flavour.For main courses my choice was the 8oz rump steak which was cooked to my liking and a decent sized portion given the offer price. It was tasty with no fatty bits and came with delicious onion rings, tomato and chips. My sister opted for the fish and chips which was a plentiful portion and tender. We were full up after our starter and main so didn't go for a dessert but a nearby diner had a cheesecake and it was a big slice and looked tasty with that lovely skin on top.We had 2 vodka and lemonade each and a pint of cola each and our bill came to just over £30.00 which I find very reasonable. The toilets were clean and we left happy customers.Recommended!
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