Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Church Tavern - A Sizzling Pub Restaurant Review

On Saturday we celebrated being free of Chicken Pox by having a family meal out at The Church Tavern in Perry Barr Birmingham.

The Church Tavern has been recently refurbished and is now a Sizzling Restaurant. It has a whole new look and a brand new menu.

The Pub

We found The Church Tavern comfortable and pleasant. I didn't go in my wheelchair as we were able to park outside the restaurant doors. Some of the seating had steps to it, but there was seating without steps so it was still accessible. There were also two wheelchair accessible/disabled toilets which were also baby changing rooms.

The Staff

The staff were friendly and helpful. They apologised right from the start that they were busy and the food would take longer than expected. However, we really did not have to wait long at all and the plates were cleared away between each meal promptly. We've had much worse experiences at other pub restaurants, so the apology was really not required.

The Menu

Now, on to the menu. I love it when you can preview the menu online before visiting a restaurant and you can do this on the Sizzling Pub website. It really helps when you have awkward family members who take forever to choose, or children who can never make up their minds. The first thing that struck me about the menu was how well priced it was, I just hoped the food was good as this seemed good value. There was also loads to choose from, the kids had a total of eleven meals to choose from including a vegetarian option. The kid's main meals start at £2.99 which is cheaper than the fast food restaurants. Of course when dining out like this the main meals are not enough you have to have starters and deserts too as well as drinks. I was given a £50 tab for the meal and this stretched to starters, mains, sides, deserts and two lots of drinks for all five of us. Then although all our tab was spent the staff were happy for our children to visit the soft play centre for free, usual cost is only £3 so that's good value too.


The Food

The kids all had garlic bread starters, while me and the hubby shared a large bowl of cheesy nachos. Then for their mains, The Little Man chose a Build Your Own Chicken Wrap, Star chose Chicken Nuggets, Chips and beans and Boo chose grilled Chicken, Chips and peas.

collage with photos of the kid's pub lunches


I decided to go for Fish and Chips, it's only been the past few years that I've eaten white fish and the second time I've ever had fish and chips out, but it didn't disappoint. The fish was huge! The batter was absolutely delicious, it was really light and crispy.
Hubby went for the All Day Breakfast, which again was huge.

The people on the next table went for the Sizzling Grills on the menu and the kids were fascinated by the actual sizzle coming from the plates.

Lunch at the Church Tavern, fish n chips and an all day breakfast

Then if we were not stuffed enough it was time for dessert!

The kids all chose the Build Your Own Sundae, which was two scoops of ice cream that came with a bowl of mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and a little packet of chocolate buttons. This is Boo's creation. 

build your own ice cream sundae


I decided to go for the Cream Pie which came with caramel balls and chocolate and caramel sauce and a lovely dollop of whipped cream with chocolate chips.
Hubby went for the Baked Cheesecake which came with a berry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

desert at the church tavern, cream pie and cheesecake

We had a lovely afternoon at the Church Tavern and would definitely visit again. By visiting the website you can see if there is a Sizzling Pub near you.

What do you think, do our meals look yummy? Have you ever visited a Sizzling Pub?

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Disclosure: we were provided with a £50 tab to visit this pub, all opinions are my own. 

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