This weekend we were back on the Wirral to spend some time with Joe's mum and catch up with friends. Next weekend is my birthday (eek...getting older than I am happy about!) so on Friday we dashed home for dinner at the Red Door in West Kirby (when I say dashed, I really mean it - getting changed in the car and everything!) We have already reviewed the Red Door once so I won't go into lots of detail again, but suffice to say we had an absolutely brilliant night.
On Friday, as well as showing the football (poor Greece), they had live band entertainment setting up a great atmosphere. We were thoroughly looked after all night, enjoying a group table at the back of the stage, with copious food and wine. Everyone enjoyed the food, and we tried a full spectrum of the menu - surf and turf, half a chicken, hanging kebabs, burgers, fried chicken and Caesar salad - an excellent effort I think! All received good reviews, and although my Caesar was massive and slightly overdressed, I cannot complain when the prices are as reasonable as they are (about £8-13 for a main). The drinks are easy going, with house wines coming in numbered bottles, and only two beers on draught but plenty by bottle. We stayed away from the generous spirit menu (a lot of rums and tequilas) but these will be tried next time.
Yes, the service might be a little keen (I could have done without being checked on every two minutes by the hostesses when we walked through the door) but it made for a very relaxed night. No dashing for the bar, no pouring over over-complicated menus, it was just a very good night all round. I have no doubt we will be back for more nights out in the future and would encourage others to do the same.
|(from left) Shereef, Stephy, Jess, me, Joe, Al, Tappers and Sam|
|Tappers and Sam enjoying special fried chicken and the beef hanging kebab|
|Al, mid bite. Blame Joe for the picture. I took out all the other unfortunate ones!|
|Joe, munching on chicken a la Henry VIII|
|Chimp, who dropped in for a couple of drinks later on. Lovely to see you!|
|Me and Al|
|The lovely Stephy and Shereef|
We returned home and forced Sue to watch Spain v France (me supporting Spain and Joe supporting France, usually fun, but a pretty miserable game!). We were cheered up with a dinner of roast chicken with wedges, Mediterranean vegetables and foccacia courtesy of Church Farm in Caldy.
|Sue and Joe|
|Me and Sue - a few too many brollies for a June afternoon!|
|Sue and I trying to find our way out of the labyrinth|
|Free lunch. Crap coffee but good cake|
|Me enjoying my food a bit too much. You'd think I'd be more graceful at this age|
|Joe obviously liked his lunch too - sorry about whiting out your head with the Liverpool sunshine!|
|The Liverpool skyline - check out the sunshine!|