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‘Grilling great steak since 1974.’ Beefeater Grill
Set in beautiful countryside, overlooking a cricket pitch The Cricketers Bagshot has reopened its doors, following a £200,000 refurbishment. The new decor is bright and appealing stripping away the old steakhouse stereotype.
Serving over 12 million customers each year the Beefeater Grill is evidence that steak is still one of Britain’s most popular dishes.
When we arrived the manager warmly greeted us and showed us to a booth where there was plenty of room for our daughters pushchair. She offered us a highchair but we declined because Alice isn’t yet sitting up independently. The manager then informed us that Pavel was our grill chef for the night.
Alice enjoyed the sensory experience of the brightly coloured interior and modern lights. Even though the restaurant was busy I didn’t feel as though we were on top of other customers. It was a real treat to have a meal without the worry and pressure of our six month old daughter disturbing other customers.
The flat iron steak was perfectly cooked, juicy and tender. Served with half a slow roasted tomato, grilled mushroom, lambs lettuce and unlimited chips. The marbling of the flat iron is what holds the key to its succulent juicy texture and incredible flavour.
The Oven-Baked Seabass fillet gently steamed in a pouch with courgettes and cherry tomatoes served on a bed of thinly sliced potatoes with a crunchy greek salad was an impressive alternative to steak.
The diverse Beefeater menu included BBQ Chicken ‘n’ Ribs, Rump of Lamb, Signature Slow Cooked Beef Chilli, Pulled Pork Burger, Baked Veggie Enchiladas and many more mouthwatering options.
To start we enjoyed The Beefeater sharing platter, a starter of spicy peri peri chicken wings, slices of breaded crispy flat cap mushrooms, beef kofta, and freshly grilled chimichurri flatbread. I was especially impressed with the chilli and lime potato dippers which were even more delicious slathered in ranch, blue cheese and smoky BBQ sauce dips.
With light golden puff pastry and caramelised plums the tart tatin served was the perfect combination of sweetness and sharpness. Beefeater kitchen staff receive full training to become dessert chefs. Choose from Rocky Road Sundae, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Raspberry Bakewell, Apple and Cherry Crumble, Chocolate Rum Melt and many more tempting desserts.
What impressed me most about The Cricketers in Bagshot was the level of customer service and the family friendly atmosphere. The staff couldn’t do enough to ensure my husband and I, and our six month old daughter enjoyed our evening. One highlight of the night we’ll never forget was Alice receiving her first ever balloon.
Only ten minutes from Bagshot station and close to the M3, The Cricketers is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal in front of a log fire with friends and family this winter.