Newest Review: ... 2 for 1 and desserts were buy one get one free. I had really never realised that Slug and Lettuce could actually be extremely good value f... more
My first experience of Slug and Lettuce
Slug and Lettuce
Member Name: linzeelou
Slug and Lettuce
Advantages: Great food and prices
Another restaurant that I have only just been to for the first time recently is the Slug and Lettuce, the branch in Lincoln to be precise. I had always thought that this was a chain that was extremely expensive for what it offered but after actually looking at the menu outside, it would seem that I was wrong.
The day of my visit here was for the first England match of the Euros so staff were walking around in very short shorts and England t-shirts. I understand that people want to be patriotic but I really thought that the way that staff were dressed was quite inappropriate. I certainly didn't feel comfortable being served by someone with shorts only just covering their bum. However, once we had found an empty table, we were greeted very quickly and asked if we wanted any drinks. The restaurant was extremely busy and seeing as we went about 1pm, I knew this wasn't because of the football. After taking another closer look at the menu, I realised that it was so busy because food is half price on Mondays. Not only that but cocktails were 2 for 1 and desserts were buy one get one free. I had really never realised that Slug and Lettuce could actually be extremely good value for money.
After our drinks were brought over, our meal order was taken. I decided to go with smothered chicken, which was served with fries. Because of the deal on offer, this cost around £3.50. My mum, who I was eating with had The Ultimate Stateside burger which came with mushrooms, onion rings, cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and a side portion of fries and with the offer, this cost about £5. My Mum's burger came on a rectangular piece of wood which was very strange and she didn't like it very much. Luckily, my meal came in a regular dish. The chicken was very juicy and cooked to perfection while the cheese was melted well and mixed with the BBQ sauce it tasted great. The fries were a great addition to my meal although I couldn't quite eat it all. Both my Mum and I really enjoyed our main meals.
After sitting for a while afterwards, letting our food settle, a server came back over to see if we wanted more drinks and desserts. The choice of desserts was fantastic and considering that they were 2 for 1, we couldn't resist, even though we were both quite full already. I opted for the Caramel Apple Crumble Pie with ice cream while my Mum had a Cookie Cup Explosion. My dessert was extremely sickly and the portion size could have done with being a bit smaller as I couldn't finish it. The Cookie Cup Explosion is a cookie biscuit base, filled with chocolate brownie, marshmallow pieces and chocolate honeycomb, served with vanilla ice cream. I had to try a bit of this as well and I really wish I'd had that instead.
The service at this Slug and Lettuce was exceptional, especially if you consider how busy it was. People were waiting for tables but the staff made sure everyone was being served as quickly as possible and not rushing anyone to finish. It has been a while since I have had service worth tipping but here I felt our server really deserved it. She did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and was really good at her job. Now that I know Slug and Lettuce isn't expensive and after a very positive experience, I will be going here again. For 2 drinks, 2 main meals and 2 desserts, our trip here only cost £16. Elsewhere I could have paid this for just me.
Summary: I'll be going back for sure
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