If you know me you'll know that I can't go anywhere without blogging about it, so after a visit to The Shed Steakhouse, here is my review!
Yesterday evening I went out on a 'girls night' for the first time in many, many years. I very rarely eat out or drink alcohol but a close friend of mine is leaving the country soon so I want to make extra effort to spend time with her as much as possible before she leaves later this year.
On entering The Shed I was greeted by a polite young lady who seated us, the safety arrangements in place were very good and the table spacing made us feel comfortable too. The space was clean and tidy and the decor gave a calm and relaxed feel. The music playing was at just the right level to be there but not overpower our conversations, great choice of music too, i heard some of my all time favourite bands in the mix.
The four of us started with a glass of prosecco whilst we browsed the Bar menu. The bar manager greeted us and kindly answered our questions about the cocktails on the menu. We chose our cocktails and then browsed the food menu.
My friend had a steak, rib eye i think it was. It looked really good and she said it tasted fantastic. The other two ladies both had chicken burgers which they made changes too as they didn't like all the fillings listed on the menu. The staff were very accommodating and took the requests happily, everything came out just as they had asked for. (I didn't take photos of these as i haven't know these ladies very long and thought it would be rude to take photos of their food, haha)
I was full after my main but a couple of the others chose to have deserts. The menu looked so tempting that i very nearly caved in and got one but i literally could not manage another bite. If they started offering an option to take your desert home though i would have had to buy one to take away! My friend had the chocolate tort i think it was called, pictured below, which came with a sorbet. She loved it!
We enjoyed the rest of the evening talking and laughing, the staff were great and took good care of us checking in to see if we needed additional drinks. We all tried different drinks and at the end of the night my friend decided to try a specialty shot. The barman was great, he custom made shots for the two of us who wanted them (i didn't go for this, i'm not brave enough) and both were enjoyed. It was a really lovely personal service.
Overall i had a fantastic evening, as i said before i don't go out often so i wasn't sure what to expect and with the current situation and having to wear masks etc i will admit i was more nervous than usual but everything felt very calm, organised and well managed. I got through the night with only two video calls and three messages from my sons, it was the first night i'd been out without them in more years than i can rmeember so i thought that was quite good, haha.
I would highly recommend the food, it was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. After telling my partner about my evening we have decided to save up so we can visit together for a date night one day soon. Prices are what you would expect from a quality eatery, not a price i could afford regularly being a family on a tight budget but a price well worth saving for to have as an occasional treat.
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a good quality meal then i would highly recommend a visit to The Shed Steakhouse in Seaton.
If you are looking for somewhere in Seaton to enjoy cocktails and drinks with friends then i can again, highly recommend their bar menu. I believe you can go in just for drinks, you don't have to order a meal. They do have a great range of sides / nibbles too so you could just go for a nice evening of drinks and nibbles. One side is dedicated to the bar and the other to those having full meals so you won't feel out of place.
A big thank you to The Shed Steakhouse for having us, thank you to my lovely friend (you know who you are) for dragging me out into the big wide world and to the two other lovely ladies who it was really lovely to meet and spend time with. I hope we will again soon as i had a really lovely evening.
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