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We had lunch at Little Chef today and it was great!

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kathyis6incheshigh Sun 06-Sep-09 17:42:04

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It's the one near York that's the second to have been revamped by Heston Blumenthal. We were on our way back from a birthday party in Tadcaster and thought we'd give it a go.... was brilliant. Restaurant cunningly laid out with a children's play area at the end of an area round the corner from the main bit so you could watch your dcs and not worry about them disturbing everyone else. Yummy braised ox cheeks and trifle, lovely staff.
Hope they open some more on the way to places we have to drive to because I want to go there again but it isn't quite the sort of place you'd go for an evening out and we're not normally on the way back from Tadcaster at lunchtime....

missmelly Sun 06-Sep-09 21:56:01

I wondered how they were going after Heston's 'revamp'. Was the menu a bit weird?

Katisha Sun 06-Sep-09 22:06:54

I wonder how many people go for braised ox cheeks though?

kathyis6incheshigh Sun 06-Sep-09 22:13:29

Was not seriously weird, the trifle had lots of odd touches like green tea in it and popping candy on the top (yum) but didn't taste odd, just tasted more interesting than usual.

SomeGuy Mon 07-Sep-09 00:16:04

We had the ox cheeks at the one in Popham. They were very nice. Obvious choice IMO.

We went twice, once on the way to Cornwall and once on the way back.

The mussels were not great.

Menus here:

www.littlechef.co.uk/downloads/Popham_Main.pdf
www.littlechef.co.uk/downloads/Popham_Breakfast.pdf
www.littlechef.co.uk/downloads/Popham_Kids.pdf

I think we had the burger and the Olympic breakfast. Both were nice enough, but the burger was not as good as one you'd get from Leon or the Fine Burger Company.

There's a lot of hype about it - the food is nice but it's not amazing, let's be clear the Ox Cheeks are boil in the bag and the portion small for my taste - but it's well-executed boil in the bag, and it would be nice if they were everywhere so you could happily get a decent meal when driving home rather than eating service station dreak.

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