|Venue||The Bluebrick, Restaurant|
|Date||24th November 2008|
The Bluebrick Restaurant is affiliated with the Premier Inn chain and is your classic mid week sales rep on the road restaurant. Before I describe my experience I want to make clear that those working there are extremely friendly and provide you with some comfort that they have, rightly or wrongly, received some sort of training.
The food is very disappointing as you would not be able to distinguish it from any Harvester eatery except there is no ‘fill your boots’ carvery or salad bar, which is a good thing. My suggestion would be minimise the the culinary disappointment and stick with steak and chips as you don’t want anything that the chef would have to read on the side of a packet. Its the sort of place that Ricky Gervais would use as an ‘Office’ stage set. When it comes to dessert then its classic defrost from frozen and zap in the microwave.
Accepting that the culinary experience is going to disappoint if you are an ale drinker then I can recommend the ‘Pedigree’.
The dining environment fits the culinary experience which would not look out of place in a travellers caravan.
I would like to reiterate that the staff are very nice and if only they were given something to serve that required a chef then this would be a winning and very popular venue.
Would I eat here again? Probably if I was to eat alone but certainly would not take guests there.
- Cook some fresh food
- Do away with that awful Harvester type menu
- Do something about that classic 1970’s look and feel to the restaurant
- Ask the chef what he/she thinks of the food. If they think its good then its time to find another but if they think its bad then you as an employer are remiss.
Understanding your staff are your greatest asset, so well done to them, justhope they don’t get asked to join some swanky establishment and see what good food is really like.