I was lucky enough this week to be invited to Morton Park, a restaurant part of the Beefeater chain in Darlington, Country Durham. My friend is a vegetarian, and didn’t actually look at the menu online before we arrived. So we didn’t really know what to expect when we got there…
It’s been a while now since I’ve visited a Beefeater restaurant. However, upon arriving I noticed the range and quality of the menu was so much better than rival restaurant/pub chains. There was so much choice on the menu! However with it being a Beefeater, it was 90% meat. I was debating trying one of the steaks on offer (there was a lot!). But with not really eating steaks or knowing anything about them, I didn’t think it would be a fair review! However, we did notice there was limited choice for a veggies on the menu.
We decided on the garlic bread sharer for starters, paying the extra £1.99 for the range of dips. We really enjoyed the starter, but we did think the dips were a little bit random. Although I was a big fan of the spicy hummus! However maybe a garlic butter we have been a good addition to the range of dips?
For main, I got the chicken and ribs (which came with unlimited fries!!!) and my friend got the vegetable linguine. I’ve literally only ever had this meal before at a Weatherspoon’s, so obviously there was a bit of a difference in quality and taste. The highlight of the meal was definitely the ribs! There were so juicy, and barely any fat on them. I’m not a big meat eater myself, so fat on meat puts me straight off! The only thing that I could fault, was that no butter came with the corn on the cob.
For dessert, I got the Mississipi Mud Pie, and my friend got the Warm Chocolate Brownie. My dessert was so rich and chocolatey with brownie and biscuit mixed together, I just couldn’t finish it! The ice cream was so nice too! And it was needed to counteract how rich the Mud Pie was. My friend really enjoyed her brownie. However she did pick fault in the size of her dessert, compared to mine.
Our sever Hayleigh at Morton Park, was so lovely and friendly. As we ordered the bottomless soft drinks, she continued to bring them over without us even needing to ask. She also reminded me that my meal come with bottomless fries, and got extra fries to us pretty quick! I was also struggling to pick my choice of dessert, so she recommended her choice Mississippi Mud Pie which turned out to be AMAZING.
I really enjoyed my visit to Morton Park. And with the bill coming to £47 for a sharer starter, 2 mains, and 2 desserts, and 2 bottomless soft drinks… I didn’t think was bad at all! Have you visited a Beefeater restaurant? What did you think of your experience? Let me know in the comments!