A few weeks ago we made an impromptu visit to The Grumpy Goat to celebrate my friend’s birthday.
We had been in awesome new glasses shop Iolla picking out some new frames, and decided a stop for a celebratory lunch and cocktails was just what the Birthday Doctor ordered.
Wandering aimlessly we stumbled across the Grumpy Goat which I had been meaning to try for ages so in we popped.
The decor at Grumpy Goat is über shabby chic. Think suitcases and old telephones stuck to the wall, squint old granny-lampshades, funky ceilings and cosy-comfy seating areas. It’s a pretty cool bar. More than once we commented that it would be a great bar to come to for drinks in the cold winter months, because it just left us feeling all warm inside.
The staff were pleasant enough – I have no real strong feels either way about the waiting staff.
I would say tho that we did wait quite a while for what were reasonably easy cocktails. We were one of only 2 tables in the bar on a quite Saturday lunch time and it did take longer than I think it probably should have.
After much humming and hawing I decided to start my meal with the Hummus, Olives, Rocket and Pitta Bread from the daily menu. The starters arrived pretty quickly and looked lovely. The hummus was creamy and flavourful, it tasted like it was made in-house. The portion of olives was generous, but I think the dish was really let down by the portion size of the toasted pitta bread. I only got half a pitta which seemed a little bit stingy give the amount of hummus I was served. Everything however did taste delicious.
For my main I selected the Ragstone Cheese Sandwich from the specials board served with skinny fries. When it arrived the sandwich was loaded with tasty well roasted red pepper, grilled aubergine and salad leaves. The sandwich was huge and super tasty, I especially liked the cheese which I had never had before.
A very slight negative tho would be that the cheese wasn’t very well spread over the sandwich, so I ended up with a giant toasted sandwich and there was only cheese right in the middle. I just pulled the cheese off and crumbled it over the whole sandwich…not really a big deal, but I hate having to play about with my food before I eat it.
There was a whole pile of tasty fries which were well cooked and seasoned. As hard as I tried to stop eating them I did demolish the whole portion.
We decided to pass on dessert because it was only lunch and we were going out for dinner that evening.
I have no idea what the bill came to as our friend covered the check. I don’t think it could have been too expensive as my sandwich was only £7.50 which was really good. Having looked at the prices on the menu and seen some of the dishes that came out of the kitchen I would say Grumpy Goat offers good value for money.
A lovely little pub offering nice honest delicious pub food. I would highly recommend a visit to the Grumpy Goat.