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341 Clifton Dr South, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 1LP
We've been to this place many times whilst visiting family and you'll notice like us on every occasion it's a hive of activity and usually rammed out, It's obvious from the outset that this place is a well run family establishment serving 'Proper food' with portion sizes Adam Richman would be proud of (yes that's the bloke with a bottomless pit of a stomach off MAN v FOOD)
I ordered Fish & chips 5 times and it made me chuckle when I heard the head fryer comment to the owner (maybe his own father) on how he was struggling to fit the fish in the fryer they were that big and boy was he busy at the time dealing with both orders from the Takeaway and the restaurant to the side.
After being served we headed off to the families garden whilst enjoying a cracking days sunshine and food to match
All I can say to the owners of this place is Keep on doing what you're doing! It really is that good but don't just take my word for it.
Get there and see for yourselves!
26 Clifton Street, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 5EW
03-08-2010 (updated on 05-08-2010)
Well here's my take on this award winning diner in the very cosmopolitan St Annes, I was recommended to try this place by the sister in law and her doc husband.
On arrival one lunchtime we noticed the place was near full but we did manage to get a table upstairs (just) and ended up sat in the bay window looking out over the high street, The decor was very presentable and the greeting from the foreign waitress was a warm one,
onto the food:
Haddock & Chips served with a separate ramakin of mushies and the best (Must be homemade) Tartare sauce i've ever had the pleasure of anointing my fish with, a slice of Lemon made a welcome appearance to round off the plateful infront of us.
The fish was perfect and had me wanting more, the chips were not the best we'd had but adequate, the peas were excellent and the Tartare sauce was the best i've ever had.
I had 2 slices of Bread & Butter but this was poor and certainly not good enough to accompany this meal, the bread was of the sliced variety and definately not Warburtons which I would have insisted on using if I was going down that road but for me only a freshly sliced bakery loaf would have sufficed on this table and i'd of been more than happy to pay more on the price to cover the cost, my wife said the pot of Tea was weak & watery so here's another required little tweek.
All in all we enjoyed our meal and left contented, we did return on a summers Friday evening and got seated downstairs and once again enjoyed our meal but on this occasion I had to ask for my accompanying mushy peas that came as standard before and the lady who served me seemed a little put out but hey there you go.
Will return again when i'm visiting
406 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 2BJ
31-07-2010 (updated on 03-08-2010)
What can I say?............... FANTASTIC!!!!!
If it's superb out of this world indian food served by friendly knowledgable staff you want then look no further.... Welcome to MASALA of Heysham who offer a wide range of tasty starters to your every tastebud curry needs with so many varied combinations you'll find hard to resist
The benchmark for most indian dineries is their C.T M (chicken tikka masala) and Masalas is one of the finest i've ever come across and i've dined at many Indians over the North west in my time, Well marinated chicken breast pieces cooked in their tandoor over and served in a rich creamy sauce I can only describe as heaven, I usually go for the cashew nut rice which goes perfectly and either a Peshweri nan or plain Paratha to mop up that sauce, drinkwise they have Cobra on draught which is on the pricey side but I always go for the Jug of Mango Lassi at £5 that is more than enough for two diners and the taste is amazing.
On my last visit I had a change and went for the Lamb Rogan Josh at a very reasonable £5-95 whilst my wife went for the Chicken Makani at a pound more from the specials menu, both were out of this world and worthy of the same next time but I think we'll explore even further.
All that's left for me to say is GET YOURSELF HERE and have a great feast of indian delights
Brock Street, The Old Church, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1UU
Owned by the same family who started plying their trade in the very popular Moghuls, this massive place is buzzing when full but as i'd gone there midweek with friends it was very quiet with only a few covers being catered for which made this ex church seem unwelcoming and lacking in any kind of atmosphere (no indian music playing either)
The service has always been the same from the times of the Moghuls, very efficient and friendly but this place is more top end pricewise and although the food is very good, I've had better for less.
A middle of the road 3 out of 5 but well worth a visit.
22 New Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1EG
Another very well established Italian restaurant that i've used many years ago, I know the owner personally and he's still the same to this day, On deciding to visit Lancaster on Saturday morning for a spot of light shopping I asked my wife, Daughter and youngest son if they'd like to go to Etna for some lunch.
Yes was the answer and arrived there on the stroke of 12, it was empty and we occupied a window table in order to entice others inside and it seemed to work as 2 other couples took their place for some Sicilian fayre.
Like most places you go to in the cold light of day it's never quite the same and Etna is no exception as we noticed the table cloth was still donning some pasata from the previous nights explioits but that's life and the owner was off on his jollies for a month of heaven in sicily whilst his establishment got the makeover treatment paintwise.
Onto the food, Plain garlic bread was acceptable but i'd be lying if I said I hadn't had better as it was on the dry side and not enough garlic on view, The pizza order was much more agreeable and my wifes Etna was a revelation in both appearance and taste, My children had the Pescatora and this too was truly excellent.
I myself rolled back the years and went for the classic Calzoni folded pizza but in reality I should have followed my childrens lead and gone for my usual seafood but it's a learning curve!
Overall we left satisfied and will be returning one evening in a months time in order to enjoy the pizza again when the place is showing it's true colours (full) with the sound of customers having a good evening out.
A score of 4 that could have been 5 but for the table cloth and Garlic bread, could it be 5 next time???? we shall see soon.
St Michaels Road, ST. Michaels Road Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire PR3 0RS
Another long standing restaurant i've been going to for close on 25 years and I really love this place and so do all of my family, we often make the 40 mile round trip from Heysham for superb italian fayre, from the classic stuffed mushrooms to Frutti de mare, The incredible Aubergine topped garlic bread & pizzas to die for usually made by the highly consistant 'Alfonso' but also to soak up the great atmosphere created by it being packed out virtually every night.
The service is highly professional as it retains a very loyal always there team who go about their business with the customers needs at the forefront of everything they do, Another massive feather in their cap is the great offers like their £7-25 2 course lunchtime menu or the even better 50/50 that runs from Monday to Thursday evening between 5-30 & 7pm (pre booking required) meaning you only pay half of the £12-50 or more spent on food making this a big one for family diners (8 people max)
If you decide to go on Friday or Saturday you will need to book well in advance or your wait for a table might be a long one but whatever you do you'll be returning time after time and leaving satisfied and unable to eat another crumb.................................bellissimo!!!!
38 Guildhall Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 3NU
I've always held Tiggis in high regard after dining there many times in the 80's and imagined it would still be to my liking in the present day as it's stood the test of time and all that.....Wrong!
The internal decor was truly magnificent but the food certainly wasn't to the standard set by it, I ordered stuffed mushrooms as a starter with my Garlic bread but instead was served with what I can only describe as 'Iceland style crumbed' deep fried that had an abrasive texture and not for me or my son who had the same,
My wife had an omelette that came with ex frozen thick cut fries and my Pescatore pizza was on the lean side as goes topping and flavour.
My sons friend did enjoy his seafood pasta which was the highlight of what was a pretty poor showing from this once top marque Italian,
After paying the £48 bill we went downstairs through a near pitch black lounge to find the toilets we needed to use before heading off for our sons graduation at the Guild Hall, Again more attention is needed in the form of a reliable janitor in the Gents room.
I asked myself if this is just because it's lunchtime? but why make excuses to try and hide my total disappointment, Thanks for the memories of what once was!