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Since we moved to Ormskirk, I’m on a quest to try the many different restaurants and eateries in the area. And somewhere that caught my eye during a weekend walk was The Aviary. We (I) decided it was the perfect place to take our mums for Mother’s Day and it didn’t disappoint!
Set just off the main road, it’s aptly named as there’s a huge aviary, next to the outdoor seating area and a field at the front filled with goats and llamas. The attention to detail inside is just superb with staff who couldn’t be more helpful and a lovely bird themed décor with gold birdcage lampshades.
There was a set menu and a choice of either 2 or 3 courses, but there was lots of choice, making it the perfect place to suit everyone! We all settled on 3 courses, with the pate and the fishcakes being our starters of choice. I had the fishcakes and they were divine. Served with a side salad and lemon and garlic mayo, they were light, fluffy and full of flavour.
Again, we were spoilt for choice when it came to the main courses. I opted for an old fave, a roast beef dinner. It was presented beautifully and the portion size was deceiving as underneath my beef lay 3 large roast potatoes, broccoli, carrots and a huge Yorkshire pudding.
A member of our party opted for the fish and chips and the other went for the steak. Both portions were huge and didn’t receive any complaints. The steak was especially spoken highly off!
Then to round off our highly indulgent meal, we couldn’t not have dessert! My boyfriend and I shared the sticky toffee pudding and the vanilla cheesecake. Again, zero complaints here as we were greeted with beautiful presentation and two extremely delicious desserts!