Thursday, 12 May 2016
Riverside Brasserie Lunch: Red Letter Days
I always find it hard when I am asked by my family what I would like for my Birthday for Christmas. You get to an age where you have pretty much everything you need. Having a sister who works for Red Letter Days is good as she gets to see the special offers. For Christmas she treated me and my husband to a voucher for lunch at the Riverside Brasserie in Bray. They still have the 2 for 1 offer on and you can buy it here.
The restaurant is located at Bray Marina. You would not know that it was there. Even when you drive into the car park. The side that faces the car park is the Marina Office. It is not until you walk round the other side, that you see it is a restaurant. Set on the side of the river, it is an idyllic on a summers day.
The voucher covers a 3 course menu with a prosecco cocktail each. Some items have an additional surcharge. It is worth noting that you will also be charged service on the entire bill, not just the extras you purchase. It is also worth noting, that like a lot of restaurants, it doesn't open on Mondays. This is the set menu for the Red Letter Days voucher.
For starter, I opted for the caesar salad. The sauce was light and delicious.
My husband went for the ham hock which he enjoyed. All beautifully presented.
For main we both opted for duck with red cabbage. My husband also added a side of fat chips. Again a really tasty dish.
There was just enough room for dessert and I opted for the Eton mess as it was such a warm day. The strawberries were full of flavour. My husband enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding.
The food was lovely and the scenery was particularly beautiful on the day we chose. I always like to see if these kind of offers are any good or not so I checked out the food we ate on the day on their regular menu, and sure enough it is a massive saving. To be honest I think the voucher price is a fairer price to pay for this lunch than the ones quoted on the menu.
My sister works for Red Letter Days but she bought this for us as a gift and did not ask me to write a post. It was just really lovely and a good deal so I wanted too!