Slug And Lettuce, Doncaster
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Anyone who has ventured out in Doncaster on a Saturday night will testify that it is a lively place. If you add to the mix Doncaster on a Horse Race Meeting day then it is going to be even more jubilant and buoyant.
The Slug and Lettuce is new to Doncaster - it has strong competition as the road it is situated on has quite a few pubs and restaurants, though the Slug and Lettuce would probably like to be known as a cocktail bar and restaurant.
First impressions are good as you enter through what appears to be a Cherry Tree Garden. The decor is certainly impressive. They have tried to divide the place into different areas with cosy dining booths for dining at the back of the building, a more traditional bar in the centre, a cocktail bar along the side and a relaxing drinking and dining area at the front.
When we visited most people seemed to be drinking but not eating any of the food. The menu is extensive, it's not cordon bleu food but good traditional grub that offers good value.
It didn't seem to be clear if you had to order your food at the bar or if they came to your table which seemed to confuse other guests who were dining. Service was good once you caught the eye of a waitress.
The Small Plates deal of any 3 for £10.00 or any 5 for £16.00 will be popular. The Chicken and Chorizo Croquettes were crispy with a bite sharper than a Yorkshire Terrier.
I decided upon the Battered Cod and Chips served with mushy peas for my main. Lightly battered with good quality cod it was just as good as what you would get from your favourite fish and chip shop.
My partner chose the Salmon Parcel off the Guilt-free menu where all dishes are under 600 calories - priced at £12.49 for the dish which came with baby potatoes and a slice of lemon. Nicely presented the salmon fillet was plentiful and tender.
The dessert menu is not that extensive with all options being priced at £2.99, though if you can't decide what to go for then 3 desserts can be ordered for £7.00.
The Strawberry Scone Bites were a little too sweet for me, the Sticky Toffee Bites reminded me of Yorkshire Parkin, though the pot of custard they came with added to the flavour.
Thirdly the Macaringues - a cross between a macaroon and a meringue served with whipped cream were deliciously devilish.
The place certainly has atmosphere, the decor is stunning, the food decent, the prices reasonable and with a little more customer training, which I understand is planned for the New Year they will be onto a winner.
Slug and Lettuce, 53-54 Hall Gate, Doncaster DN1 3PB
Telephone 01302 768749
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Slug And Lettuce, Doncaster, 2nd January 2019, 11:02 AM