29 Nov The Slug and Lettuce, Chester, England
We had dinner at The Slug and Lettuce, not far from the hotel. Mum had chicken and mushroom risotto with garlic bread (5.75). The chicken was given as pieces rather than mixed in. Dad ordered grilled Italian-style chicken with roast vegetables (₤8.95) and I had a British steak and mushroom pie with chips and beans (₤8.95). The risotto was nice, although there was a lot of cheese in it. The pie was like a cottage pie with the pastry only covering the top. It was a bit too salty and there was a lot of red wine in it. The puff pastry had risen very high; it was about 5cm thick, but still light and crunchy. I was supposed to have had a choice of chips or mash, but was just given chips. They also offered peking duck for ₤11.25, ramen with king prawns for ₤7.95 and burgers from ₤7.95. The burgers were small and not worth the money.