I had a solo Valentines dinner at the newly enlarged and refurbished Rhubarb restaurant. Chef/proprietor Danish and partner Arun had the opportunity to buy the reptile store beside and extend the restaurant into what it is today, a super spot which can fit upto 70 people. Great for intimate dinners or parties!!
There are two entrances one on each side as it’s a corner property, I would suggest here that there should only be one. The pre theatre menu is on during the week, with two courses for £16.95 and three for £19.95, with sides costing £2.95. There is an a la carte at the week end, you can always phone and check.
I went for the two course pre theatre menu and chose soup of the day, which was carrot and coriander. This was served with two slices of warm wheaten with two mini butter packs. The soup portion was big and piping hot. It was extremely tasty with nice tastes of coriander and carrot. It wasn’t bright orange but more light green and creamy…delicious.
For main course I went for the creamy chicken and chorizo penne pasta with a hint of chilli. It wasn’t too creamy, it was well presented and the taste of the chorizo was the main character. Nicely topped off with rocket. I had a side of onion rings (6 in number, most places only give 5 and I’ve recently been somewhere that only served 4!!). Again cooked splendidly, not too oily, the batter was very crisp and seasoned. Not bad for less than £20. Another fabulous point is it’s a BYO. So get down and check it out.