Happy Friday and welcome to another of my foodie Fridays! Today’s is dedicated to the Sunday roast – in my opinion one of the greatest meals, so last Sunday,
Pete and I headed down to the Southampton Hilton Ageas bowl’s restaurant BEEFY’S to taste their Sunday roast – and oh wow it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Beefy’s is situated on the upper ground floor of the Hilton looking out at the Ageas bowl, we were lucky with a beautifully sunny Sunday and a window table to enjoy the view with our lunch.
The lady that showed us to our table ran through their Sunday menu with us and offered us some drinks. All the staff were incredible friendly and attentive. When it comes to review meals I take extra care to notice how they treat each table – and the service was second to none to everyone. Nothing seemed like too much trouble, and the food and drinks all came out very quickly with waiters around ready if you need anything and all with a big smile on their face.
I also want to note they had some live Jazz music too – which made your Sunday lunch feel very intimate and special!
I’m a huge cocktail/ mocktail lover so of course I had to give their menu a try – I of course went for a pina colada (my absolute favourite) and I also tried a strawberry and passion fruit mocktail – both truly delicious and you didn’t have to wait long for the cocktails to be made either.
So let’s talk starters – Pete started with the roast tomato and fennel soup topped with paprika onions, and I went for the pâté and chutney. We were also given a selection of fresh bread and butters, which went well with both our starters.
The tomato and fennel soup was incredibly flavoursome with a little spice from the onions.
The pâté was presented beautifully in a small kilner jar, a spread of chutney and some slices of toasted bloomer. The chutney tasted sweet and the perfect compliment to the chicken and pork pâté.
Now for the main event – we both went for roast British rib eye of beef. I had high hopes for the beef and they went above and beyond my expectations. It was so tender that the steak knife wasn’t even necessary, and It came served with a huge Yorkshire pudding which was thin and crispy (and basically the size of my head!) just how I like it.
We were given a tray of veggies separately which included crispy and fluffy roast potatoes, caramelised onions, carrots and greens & cauliflower cheese, and I can’t not include the cow gravy jug! How cute!
Now I’ve sampled a fair few roast dinners before, but I can hands down without a doubt say this was one of the BEST roasts I’ve had, and Pete completely agreed!
Now yes we’re in a food coma, and yes I’m full to the brim of delicious food – but when can you turn down a dessert table? Especially when there is so much on offer.
From chocolate eclairs, to meringues, to brownies, to Black Forest cherry cake.
Now unfortunately I’ve given up chocolate for lent so couldn’t sample the eclairs even though the look like the most delicious eclairs I’ve ever seen, however Pete was more than happy to try the chocolate puddings out and boy did he rave about them. I tried the meringue out, which was the perfect sweet treat topped with a berry sauce and strawberry. A fabulous finish to a great meal!
We were also sent out a very kind gesture by the head chef which consisted of chocolate writing, strawberries and some more chocolates (Pete was fully in his element!) It rounded off the afternoon perfectly, I have been non stop raving about this meal to my friends and family – and have decided I’d love to book a table for my birthday in the summer. It’s the perfect special occasion restaurant, or a great bar to come and meet your friends for some cocktails and food.
A massive thank you to Beefy’s for having us and bringing us one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time! If you’re in Southampton and local please please book yourself a table – I can guarantee you won’t regret it! XO
*this meal was very kindly gifted to us for the purpose of this review and post, but as always all thoughts and opinions are completely my own!