Last week we were invited to Brewers Fayre to try out their Chefs Counter. This is something I hadn’t heard of before but it’s an ‘all you can eat’ style self serve buffet with a different cuisine each night. We chose to go along on a Friday night when one of our local Brewers Fayre restaurants had their Chip Shop night – who doesn’t love fish and chips!
The Chefs Counter costs just £6.99 for an adult and you really can eat as much as you like between the serving hours of 5pm to 8pm – or 12pm – 6pm on a Sunday. The Chip Shop night had everything you would expect to be served at your usual chippie – battered cod, chips, battered sausages, saveloys, pies, chicken and so many sides too!
LP and Little Man were in their element with LP really enjoying her first experience of a saveloy and Little Man loved the chips and ketchup! Something so simple as fish and chips can be enjoyed by the whole family and this buffet style means that you will definitely find something your children will eat – for less than £5 too!
Hubby and I may have gone up for seconds, and even thirds. The cod and chips were lovely – as were the battered sausages, curry sauce and individual pot pies. Everything tasted just as it would from the take away and the food was filled regularly.
The four of us had desserts afterwards too – the children’s sundaes were a great portion size, as was Hubby’s Chocolate Indulgence! My Oreo Cookie Pie was pretty amazing – I love desserts and have come to expect quite a lot when paying over £4 for a pudding but the Oreo Cookie Pie didn’t disappoint – it’s well worth ordering if you go to a Brewers Fayre.
I was surprised by how quiet Brewers Fayre was on a Friday evening. All the staff were friendly and helpful and it was a really nice place to spend an evening with the kids. It was really family friendly with a great children’s menu and we’ll definitely be going back to try out the other Chefs Counter nights.
The Chefs Counter is a great alternative to traditional ‘all you can eat’ buffets of roast dinners or chinese. Although they do have the carvery option on a Sunday there’s also curry night twice a week, Mexican, Burgers and Hotdogs and World of Chicken. I’m really pleased I’ve been introduced to the Chefs Counter and will be back soon.
Disclosure: We were invited for a complimentary meal for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.