Advantages Reasonably priced meals, cosy surroundings, good service.
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Although I had previously visited The Stonebrook a couple of times in recent years, I had not visited since it was refurbished and became part of the Table Table chain.
So when a family meal was organised at The Stonebrook recently, I was looking forward to my visit and also this was going to be my first visit to a Table Table restaurant.
A large car park services both the Premier Inn and The Stonebrook and we experienced no problems parking. The building itself is attractive and there is also a nice outdoor garden seating area for the warmer weather.
We had booked a table and I would imagine it is best to do so on busier nights such as the weekend or if you have a large party of people. It was a Sunday evening when we visited and although the restaurant was not full, there were a number of diners eating there, as well as a few customers enjoying a drink in the bar area. We were shown to our table by a friendly staff member who also took our drinks order and left us to read the menu before returning to take our orders a few minutes later.
I ordered a 21 day matured 10oz Rump Steak which was grilled to my liking and served with garden peas, grilled tomato, a flat mushroom and chunky chips. My partner ordered a Gammon Steak which came with a fried egg and a grilled pineapple ring, half a grilled tomato, garden peas and chunky chips. At £10.50 and £7.25 respectively, I thought this was very reasonable. I also added peppercorn sauce to my steak which was an extra £1.75.
Others in our party also ordered steaks and a Chicken and Leek Crumble Pie which looked very nice and I was assured it tasted as good as it looked.
I was tempted by the Profiteroles for dessert which were served with warm chocolate flavour fudge sauce and cream and my partner enjoyed the same. Others in our party who couldn't make up their minds which desserts to order, took advantage of what is known as the 'Tasting Plate' where you can select three tasters from a list of the desserts. I thought this represented really good value as the three tasters were larger than I expected. Indeed there was enough on the plate for two to share, which priced at £5.50, is again really good value for money.I finished off my meal with a Latte as I was pleased to discover they serve Costa Coffee. I had enjoyed a glass of wine with my meal from quite a large wine list and again the prices were reasonable with bottles starting at £8.00. The usual beers and spirits are also available at The Stonebrook.
The service throughout our meal was faultless and everyone enjoyed their meals with no complaints. The portion sizes were adequate, but everyone agreed the Tasting Plate dessert was the best value for money!
When we asked for our bill we wanted to pay by card and the waitress informed us that she was unable to do this at our table as the machine wasn't working and asked us to take our bill to the bar and pay there. We left a cash tip on the table but discovered on paying at the bar that you are given the option to add an amount to your card to cover a tip if you wish.
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