One thing we missed last year was going out to eat, whether on date night with just the two of us. Or meeting friends for a catch up.
Now that restrictions have lifted we have started to venture out again, with the first stop being a favourite one of our favourite local restaurants.
Eating out locally is a great way to explore new restaurants, cafes and other food destinations that you may not have discovered on your own.
We all know that restaurant reviews are helpful when you’re looking for a good place to eat. However, if you’re like me, reading reviews can be quite difficult when trying to find the best option for your dietary needs.
Thankfully, over the past year there has been an increase in the number of restaurants offering dining options targeted towards specific diets such as vegan or gluten-free, for examples check this website offering dining options targeted towards specific diets such as vegan or gluten-free. These sites make it easier than ever before to find and book restaurants with the specific food restrictions you need without having to search through dozens of reviews or menus yourself!
As we knew seating would be restricted, my husband made the booking online, so that we knew we would not be disappointed and not be able to get a table.
On arriving we had a very friendly greeting, and shown to our table, and given a menu.
We had our drinks order taken and left to decide on what we were going to choose.
After a lot of discussion, we decided to go for a main meal and a dessert, and we both chose the same main which is very unheard of for us.
The food was presented very well, and was amazing, which we knew it would be from previous visits. But you do still worry after being in lockdown for the past year.
We loved that the staff and other customers were keeping to social distancing, and it was just so lovely to be out and about doing something so normal, that we all used to take for granted. Just hearing other peoples chatter and laughter was great.
After a while we chose our desserts, which were amazing and definitely worth the visit for on their own.
We ended the meal with a cocktail, and were left to let our meals go down, and not pressed to leave straight away.
We love eating out, and love finding new places to visit, I am terrible though and have to look at review sites, to judge what somewhere is like. I read the good and the bad reviews and judge for myself. As cleanliness and customer service are top on my list when looking at reviews. I do also love seeing how petty some people are writing reviews.
Have you been enjoying going out again and trying out local restaurants?