I love trying new places, especially ones which are close to home, so I was delighted to be asked down to Spitroast, Smithdown Road for lunch on Monday.
Firstly, I just want to say how amazingly friendly the staff are. They are fab and attentive, and keen to recommend their favourite dishes which is incredibly helpful when you’re as indecisive as I am in front of a delicious-looking menu.
Spitroast do a lunch menu which includes some tasty sounding dishes including chicken and avocado wraps, superfood salads (which I saw coming out the kitchen and they look fab) and chicken and pesto ciabatta. We decided to go halfsies and share the chicken and pesto ciabatta along with the chicken, broccoli and forest mushroom pasta, and a side of chips.
What’s great about Spitroast is you can see the chickens in their rotisserie oven (round and round chicken if you will) and, not to sound too much like a Sainsbury’s ad, you really can taste the difference between this and another cheeky chicken restaurant. The ciabatta was really delicious, the pesto tasted homemade and they weren’t shy with the chicken, hurrah!
My favourite though was the pasta. It was rich without being cloying, the broccoli was proper al dente (yay!) and again, there was loads of chicken. It’s one of those dishes that I could probably eat every day and not get fed up with it. We also dumped half of the peri peri chips (😍) into the pasta bowl to mop up the rest of the sauce, we didn’t want it to go to waste!
It’s a well known fact that lunch/dinner stomach and dessert stomach are totally separate so we managed to find some room when we saw the dessert menu. As a lunchtime treat, we decided to share the Nutella cheesecake for dessert. Firstly, that is a massive swipe of Nutella (yaaaaaas!) and the cheesecake was equal as tasty, with a proper base to topping ratio (I love a biscuity base).
As an important aside, my guests for lunch were one of my bestest friends, Olivia, and her gorgeous four month old baby boy. She wanted me to let you know that the baby changing facilities are the best she has encountered!
Spitroast is open for lunch and dinner and you can even get takeaway! I’ve been thinking about my next visit ever since, I can’t wait to go back and try even more of the menu! (menu pics below!)
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