Review: Slug & Lettuce
Amid the Easter festivities and celebratory dinners, we have another great idea for an evening out!
Recently we visited one of the Slug & Lettuce's restaurants, and oh my god, we still have not stopped thinking about that fantastic food.
First, let us start with the first impression. The new pub chain, established in 1985, has around 70 stores in 15 cities. And indeed, they have several lettuce salads, however, do not worry, slugs lead a peaceful life far away from the menu (or crawling around in the restaurant).
The interior decoration is very modern with an eye for details. The chairs were comfortable, the tables clean, the service at the bar friendly and the food was served fast. And now to what interests you most – the drinks and the food.
Slug & Lettuce has a rich and varied drinks menu. From cocktail classics like a long island iced tea, or sex on the beach, mojitos, fizz & spritz, and martinis to more ‘refined and refashioned’ cocktails and ‘mini cocktails’ – they have it all! And if you cannot decide within this incredible range, they have several special offers as the classical happy hour 2 for 1 (everyday 4 -10 pm), a pornstar martini tree (nine cocktails) or tipsy tapas, where you can try four various cocktails in their mini version. Even if you are not a fan of alcohol and prefer a non-tipsy drink, Slug & Lettuce will not leave you high and dry. Next, to the usual soft drinks, they also offer numerous low-alcoholic beverages and several mocktails.
And now lastly and most importantly, the food. One word, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We ordered the sharing platter ‘Chicken Feast With Friends’ (there is also a vegetarian sharing platter), and each a burger including fries. All the dishes were truly delicious, but we were, positively, overwhelmed by the
amount of the food that was put on our table. The sharing platter which we expected to be an excellent small appetiser, turned out to be almost the size of our table, fully packed with a delicious variety of finger food. We feasted on garlic bread, fries, crispy chicken tenders, mini burgers, cheese filled chicken pieces and much more. The platter was so filling, that we were able to take only one bite of our patiently waiting burgers, having to take them home with us. And they were also delicious, even on the next day reheated in the oven.
Taking into consideration the reasonably low price (approx. £14 for the sharing platter that serves four as an appetiser and two for full meals), and the tastiness of the food and drinks, this was a genuinely excellent evening.
One last bit of advice: often it is a good idea to reserve a table in advance, especially if you are more than two people or in a busy area (like London city centre) around after hours.
Additionally, check the menu of your chosen Slug & Lettuce, as they vary slightly depending on the restaurant. Enjoy your meal!