Earlier this week we were invited to review the new-look restaurant at the Belgrave Beefeater in Torquay. I hadn’t been to this Beefeater in years and even then I think I had only eaten in the restaurant a couple of times so I was interested to see what had changed.
The changes are apparent straight away as they have updated their outside seating areas and added more tables which is nice as the views are lovely with it being right next to the beach.
Inside it seemed a lot fresher and very spacious. I loved the new modern/retro vibe with mismatched seating.
Right from the start, the service was great. We were offered a high chair before we’d even got to the table and our drinks order was taken and brought over before we’d even had a chance to open the menus. My little girl was also given her menu which doubled up as a colouring sheet and some crayons which kept her busy while we decided on what we were having at least.
We opted for the loaded potatoes with cheese, bacon and a sour cream and chive dip and the prawn cocktail. I didn’t think my little girl would manage three courses so we offered for her main to come out at the same time as our starters which was great as she’s a slow eater anyway.
The prawn cocktail was lovely and light and the sauce had a little bit of a tangy kick to it. The loaded potatoes were lovely but I probably wouldn’t have them as a starter again as they were quite filling and I was worried how I’d manage my other courses.
For mains we went for the mixed grill, the chicken escalope and my little girl had the penne pasta with garlic bread and veggie sticks.
The mixed grill was a very generous portion with chicken, gammon, steak and two sausages. The steak was cooked to perfection and next time I will definitely be opting for one of the steaks on their own and that’s saying something as I very rarely eat steak.
The chicken escalope was also a generous portion, topped with garlic, bacon, cheese and an egg and was very filling.
My little girl also struggled to finish all of hers and when I tried some (as you do as a mum to check it’s not hot, definitely not just to pinch some lol) it tasted lovely and it was nice to have a more toddler-friendly/healthy option on the menu.
For dessert, I had to try the cookie dough sundae with vanilla and cookie dough ice cream, chocolate brownie pieces, cream and a wafer. I may have complained that my stomach hurt after but it was so worth it!
My little girl had the mini dipping doughnuts and she thought it was great fun dipping them in the sauce then straight into the mini smarties.
The children’s meal comes with orange or blackcurrant squash as standard but there are also other options if you want to pay a bit extra. I loved that they had innocent smoothies as an option.
Our meal at the Belgrave Beefeater was a big hit with us all and we will definitely go back soon. We all left feeling very full and a little bit tired lol.
If you want to find out more about the Beefeater and their menus, including their new limited edition summer one then visit the Beefeater website and find your nearest restaurant, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
*We were given a voucher code to pay for our meal at the Beefeater but as always all views and opinions are my own.