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Since moving to South Liverpool I love the fact that there is a huge variety of restaurants, bars and pubs that we can visit without having to head into town.
The leafy area of Allerton is just a short taxi ride away from our house, so when an invite landed in my inbox to head along to the Allerton Manor Golf Club restaurant, The Old Stables, we jumped at the chance.
The restaurant is nestled away at the end of a long driveway and is the perfect venue of choice if you fancy a meal for two, a lunch date with a difference, afternoon tea or if you’re a keen golfer and fancy a drink and bite to eat afterwards. Darren has actually played eight holes here before the smaller course, so was keen to try the food so he can convince his pals to get lunch after they play in the future!
We were invited to try the Prix Fixe menu, two or three courses available from Monday to Friday from 4pm.
Despite following a pescatarian diet for five months, on this day and week, we were both craving meat and decided it was ok to have meat and give in to our cravings….
To start, we opted for –
Both of the starters arrived promptly and The Old Stables passed the ultimate poached egg test – perfectly runny and tasted amazing with the salmon fishcake.
Darren opted for the creamy mushrooms, which I stole a forkful of and they were delicious. I will be ordering that next time we visit!
As I mentioned earlier, we did both go for The Manor Burger. With both of us going for a classic beef burger, accompanied by two huge crispy onion rings, pickles, salad on the burger and chunky chips, it was everything I’d been craving and more.
The cut of meat was perfect and we were happy we chose The Old Stables to break our meat-free stint. The chips were very moreish and the portion size was perfect – just the right amount!
To complete our meal, we just had to get dessert didn’t we…. I went for the Spiced Carrot Cake with chocolate and orange ice cream, whilst Darren was a little bit cheeky and asked could we substitute the Churros from the main menu as they’re his favourite dessert!
Both were delicious and so moreish. Three courses for £17.95 is a such a great deal and the menu choices aren’t limited either so you can try a sample of the main menu on a budget.
The restaurant also has a great cocktail, wine and spirits menu. I started the evening with my forever fave – a Pornstar Martini and I was advised by the bar tender that I’m supposed to shot the prosecco, rather than pour into my drink. I’ve always been doing the latter!
With our meal, we both opted for a gin and tonic from the gin menu. The restaurant has a great selection of gins, which we enjoyed sampling!
Whilst our meal was complimentary, it was a fantastic find and I can’t wait to come back when the weather warms up a bit to have lunch on the terrace. If you’re looking for somewhere new to try, either for a date night meal or a Sunday roast, I would highly recommend!