Child Free Day
After a lovely coffee in the Long play cafe we meandered up to town, grabbing some last minute crafty bits for Imogen’s party taking place that night. After bumping into our neighbour Kim, and my sister in law Janice and her Mam in the space of 5 minutes, Alan came to the conclusion that town on Friday is the place to be and it’s a shame he has to work!! Oh well, someone has to pay for these little treats and I like my ‘me days’ too much to let that happen.
Thoughts turned to lunch and we had some great suggestions of Quayside eateries from the land of facebook such as the new Head of Steam but we finally settled on The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay, which is situated just next to the law courts in the former Waterline pub. I’d heard great things about their original place up in the lovely village of Craster and it was somewhere different, not your usual pizza and pasta.
The Jolly Fisherman
Finding a nice comfy table near the window the waiter came over with the menu. A few tables were reserved but there were still plenty of tables to pick from. There was a mixture of business lunch clients and those there for leisure over a drink.
The lunch time menu is not massively extensive but there were plenty of choices to tempt us. I selected the seafood platter (£12.95) and Alan the crab sandwich (6.95) and a portion of chips. Drinks were a Moretti for Alan and large glass of red for me. Well it is Friday and we were really enjoying just chilling out enjoying hanging out with no jobs to do.
The decor is as you would expect nautical, but in a classy kind of way. The place seems a lot more comfortable and divided up better with a range of high and low seating than when it was the Waterline which always seemed quite cavernous.
Service was pretty speedy, and the food was here in no time. I tucked into my platter enjoying the soft granary bread which came with it too. I like to try everything but couldn’t get away with the herring roll mop, so that was the only small bit that was left – the prawn cocktail was my favourite, followed by the mackerel pate. Everything was well presented and tasted really fresh.
Alan enjoyed his crab sandwich and skinny fries which came at a supplement. Although he did comment that it was too fishy! He could taste the sea! I don’t really know what he was thinking was coming in his crab sandwich, but seafood, generally has an element of sea.
The waiter came over to take our plates and asked if we would like more drinks. I really could have stayed all day but alas it was nearly time to pick the girls up for school and get ready for crafting with 20 girls!!