Escape the daily grind at Doncaster's The Grind
With the ethos of serving good food fresh I was looking forward to my first ever visit to The Grind, which is situated on Doncaster's High Street.
It is a Saturday lunchtime, and, already by 12.30pm, the urban restaurant sees many of its tables full.
We luckily find a spot at the rear, away from the main grill area and bar, and peruse the menu.
As we are on a shopping trip we don’t want anything too heavy so steer away from the heavenly sounding 12oz sirloin and 18oz T-bone and check out the vast choice of burgers, wraps, fajitas, salad bowls, paninis and platters.
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The waiter takes our drinks order and explains immediately that due to the large influx of customers that lunchtime we would be looking at a 15 to 20 minute wait for any order we place
It actually turned out to be half an hour but we were in no rush thankfully.
In preparation for a big race I was undertaking the following day I decide to plump for the lemon-dill salmon from the grill which was topped up with dill sauce and served with grilled vegetables of mushrooms, courgettes, green beans, tomatoes, onions and peppers.
A great choice.
Served on a wooden board, the salmon was a little dry but this was compensated for with the juicy fresh vegetables and accompanying sauce.
It was way too much for me to finish off but I gave it my best shot, and was worth every bit of the £12.50 price tag.
One of my fellow diners decided on the chicken alfredo penne - pan fried pieces of chicken and garlic with shredded Parmesan cheese topped up with creamy sauce - and another great portion size.
She said that it lacked seasoning and, again, was a little on the dry side, but still enjoyable nonetheless.
My third dining friend simply wanted a snack so went for an egg, bacon and cheese toastie at £4.90 which was soon polished off.
With two soft drinks and a bottle of beer the lunch expedition came in at £33.90.
The staff at The Grind were polite and friendly, the restaurant itself a little dark for my liking but I imagine it has a great ambience on an evening. They have a number of special offers on including a ‘wine and dine’ which is a bottle of prosecco or wine and any platter for £30, all day every day, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can get 20 per cent off your bill. Fed up of the daily grind? Head to The Grind.
RATING - OUT OF FIVE