THE best way to kick the Monday blues is pub grub … so my boyfriend and I trotted off in search of some hearty fare.
Old Blackfriars has a great traditional pub feel. The after-work crowd was growing as we entered giving it a good buzz, while we found a table near the window to do some people watching.
With a great selection on offer, it was difficult to choose our dishes. After much debate, I went for The Skinny One southern fried chicken burger (£6.99) – a chicken breast burger with no bun, and salad and coleslaw rather than fries. The chicken was moist and the coating deliciously crunchy with a kick of spice which made for the most tasty sensation, especially when paired with the cooling coleslaw and fresh salad.
My boyfriend opted for the hand-battered haddock and chips (£8.99), which are award-winning and one of Old Blackfriars’ most loved dishes. The fresh, flaky fish was wrapped in a crunchy batter that was perfectly salted to really create a very more-ish dish, paired with light fluffy chips that were cooked just right and some tangy tartare sauce. This pub grub favourite was a real winner.
On the side we shared a rich macaroni cheese (£3.69) that was oozing with cheesy goodness