A Bite Out…Harringtons Bar and Cafe
For those regular readers of my drivel the name Harringtons will be familiar – there hasn’t been too many of their beers I haven’t “sampled” (picture one of those upper-class toffs spitting into a vessel after swishing it around to savour the tastes and aromatics – that ain’t me!) and raved about.
But unfortunately on this occasion the food wasn’t to the same standard. Came as a shame as I had snacked there before and thought it to be better than reasonable, but today it wasn’t what I would consider decent fare. I feel bad as while it wasn’t great, it wasn’t entirely shit – the kids loved their Nuggets/Fish n Chips – the value made it half-pie-decent.
I ordered Chicken Pasta with Capsicum and Sweet-Chilli Sauce – if there is something I know about, it’s pasta and this was hugely disappointing. Creamy it wasn’t, milky it was.
Katie had Beef Nachos, something she knows something about, and again, hugely disappointing, just a pile of dry beef and a huge dollop of sour cream hiding what appeared to be a big pile of stale chips.
But as I said, the kid’s meals were quite good, although they did get the order wrong by giving my two-year-old the adult Fish n Chips and my seven-year-old kids Nuggets and Chips.
With my two Rogue Hops (my second choice as Anvil was not available, boo hoo) which are a great lunch time beer, and Katie’s Mud House wine, and an orange each for the kids, the total cost was $62. Not bad, but while each meal feel in the $7-10 range, I would have expected better. There should be no compromise on good food due to price…but they are one of the best when it comes to brewing beer!
Setting: 3.5 out of 5
Staff: 3.0 out of 5
Food: 2.5 out of 5
Value: 3.0 out of 5
Overall Score: 3.0 out of 5
808 Main North Road, Belfast.