Each year we have a family meal out with my parents and Aunt and Uncle. This year we chose The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield for our annual meet up.
On arrival you walk in and are greeted with a totally different quirky experience. The staff are very welcoming and showed us to the bar area while we waited for my Aunt and Uncle to arrive.
While waiting we had plenty to keep us entertained just by looking around
Once they had arrived we were shown to our table, and the waiter took our drinks for us. Which made it easier for me to help my Daughter to the table. As there was 7 of us we were shown to a booth. Which made it much more intimate and made it easier to talk to each other.
They offer a Sunday menu or Al ACarte menu, we all chose the Sunday menu apart from my Daughter.
These were amazing although my Daughter refused to try the roasted garlic or oil dip for her bread. Choosing to use only the butter.
My husband and I both chose the roast beef, which came with a selection of vegetables. Our Daughter had half a lobster (from the Al ACarte starter menu) with a portion of triple cooked chips. Unfortunately the service was very slow in the food arriving (over an hour). And we had to return all meals and vegetables as they were cold. However, our replacement meals were sorted very quickly and were hot when we received them. The staff could not apologise enough.
Room for dessert
Then it was time for dessert, my Daughter chose a trio of homemade ice cream and a scoop of raspberry sorbet. My husband and I chose to share as we could not make up our minds which to have. These were amazing, although after a main course was a little too much. As hard as it was for me I could not finish my dessert.
We then moved outside (as we were all getting warm) and also they obviously needed the table, so kept asking if we would like to move, for some fresh air and to enjoy a coffee by their pool, in the garden area, although this ended up in everyone moaning they were cold.
We had a lovely time, but although it was a Sunday lunchtime, which we understand is a busy time, the wait for food and then it being cold on arrival, did tar the meal slightly, also when the first meal came out, only half of my Daughters meal came out and none of the sauces to go with the meals were provided either, even after asking twice.
Would I go back, I would like to stay in one of their hotel rooms as they are so quirky and I would love to try their Thai restaurant at some stage.
Although there was some slight disappointment, it was nice catching up with my family and although my Daughter suffered with pain and tiredness she did so well while we were out.