We first visited this cosy bar during the recent beer & beacon festival.
Sweat Shop Brew Bar is a brewery, a pub, a restaurant and a barber shop all in one.
We came for dinner yesterday. It was a pretty quiet Tuesday evening.
My friend had Crispy fried buttermilk chicken with salad and blue cheese. I am not a blue cheese person. Indeed the smell was overwhelming. I could sort of ‘taste’ it even though I was just sitting next to it (certainly not eating it). Perhaps we should have ordered the Crispy fried buttermilk chicken on its own instead as they certainly offer that dish in the menu or replace the blue cheese with some other cheese. I thought the salad was a bit dry too.
My dinner was lamb rack. The presentation looked lovely. The gravy was nice and tasteful and the juicy asparagus was cooked just right. However, the lamb was overcooked and very chewy and fatty. In fact, from the size of it, the rack could be that of a hogget rather than lamb.
The service was nice and attentive, the whole ambience of the pub and restaurant was lovely.
Last night’s food choice was a bit disappointing. The previous time we dined (lunch) there, we ordered a pizza and burger to share and those were nicely done.
Their tapas were nicer than their mains so the next time we visit, we definitely will go for shared (small) plates rather than mains.