Goodliffe’s Bistro Loughborough

With the other half down at some boat show in London and my older daughter doing Duke of Edinburgh stuff my younger daughter and I decided to venture in to Loughborough for a cheeky lunch!

We headed towards Goodliffe’s which is just off the main street and has a relaxed informal atmosphere. We were seated immediately and the staff were friendly and helpful. It was very busy with families, couples, single diners as well as people having a quiet drink at the bar. The menu is varied offering sandwiches, paninis, small plates (with lots of tempting options) as well as many mains including steaks, burgers, sausage and mash and fish and chips. Specials are also offered on a daily basis.

Scarlett ordered mussels in a garlic and white wine sauce accompanied by french fries  (£10.95) and I ordered a potato cake with poached egg, chorizo, asparagus and a hollandaise sauce (£6.45). We couldn’t resist a garlic ciabatta as well to dip in the mussels sauce!

The food came promptly and was really tasty. The poached egg was perfect, the potato cake was crispy and the hollandaise was just right. My daughter loved the Scottish mussels which were big and juicy and the sauce was perfect for dipping.

The overall experience was really enjoyable and we will certainly be returning. I noticed they do Tapas and live music on a Friday night – I might just book us in in the near future. Thoroughly recommended.

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