Had a long overdue meal and a pint with a friend here on Saturday 11th April 2015.
This was my first time in Whytes. I had heard good things about this restaurant awhile ago. My friend suggested we try it out. I said why not.
When we arrived the place was fairly jamming!
The decor is modern and bistro/Irish sports cafe bar style.
The bar was all a bustle, with throngs of Twentysomethings holding up the counter. Seemed the local "in" place to be!
We did not have a booking, so we had to wait a few minutes. We ordered two pints. Ten minutes later we were seated.
Very nicely appointed restaurant. The seats are car seat style, well sprung!
Perusing the menu we seen there was plenty of variety and choice.
I ordered the Fillet of Pork, my friend got the 10 ounce steak.
I'm not a big pork fan, but the way the menu described it I decided to try.
Well after a decent waiting time,
our meals arrived, and they both looked good.
My friend said his Steak was wonderful. It was tender, juicy and well prepared.
I must say my Pork dish exceeded my expectations. I know pork is hard to get right, more often than not it goes hard and chewy if not handled correctly.
I need not have worried. The chef obviously knows his stuff, as not only was it moist and succulent, the flavour was exquisite. The choice of complimentary ingredients was well chosen.
A sprig of rosemary, what seemed like sausage meat stuffing on top of the succulent pork, upon a bed of mash garlic potatoes, lightly oven baked was put before me. It was complemented by a nutty cider flavoured gravy and the potato mash seemed to have walnut notes in the garlic flavour.
It was a sensation of senses!
We both agreed this was an exceptional meal.
Having finished, we decided to try dessert (we did not get a starter).
We asked for the menu. However the waitress came with a display medley of desserts! What a lovely old fashioned touch - sensual temptation!
My friend chose ice cream medley, and I chose the chocolate fudge cake. I asked for it to be heated and accompanied by ice cream.
It was bold and intense! Heavy cocoa notes, perfectly complimented by the vanilla ice cream. Bravo.
I finished with an Americano coffee. Smokey and profound flavour. Seemed like a Javan blend! Nice.
I have to say Whytes definitely surprised me.
It was something I did not expect - a five star meal of such a high standard. It was worthy of a five star hotel.
The staff are friendly, efficient and thoughtful. Our custom was appreciated.
Needless to say, I will be back, and soon.
Yes, definitely! Enjoy.