We haven't been into town for ages so we were not too sure where to go to eat. I'd heard of a Tapas bar near the Millennium* Stadium that I thought would be great as neither of us wanted a huge meal. The Tapas bar was very loud and busy and not really what we were looking for. We walked along Westgate Street and saw a micro brewery/restaurant- Zerodegrees.
|View of the vats from the street|
We liked the idea of drinking a very local pint with our meal so headed in.
We were greeted warmly and taken to a table upstairs. Most of the restaurant had been set out for Christmas parties and there was one in full swing. The atmosphere was very friendly and we were served quickly. The waiter took time to describe the beers/lagers and we were soon sipping really great drinks. So good that some had gone before I could take a photo!
|Pint of Black Lager and Pilsner|
The food menu is described as Internationally influenced with lots of mussels, pasta and pizza. The kitchen is open and you can watch the chefs work. I had a great view into the kitchen from the upstairs seating area.
|View of the kitchen from upstairs|
We both chose to have the Cajun King Prawn Salad. Grandad was going to have the Caesar Salad as he loves anchovies but their version doesn't include them.
The salads arrived and I actually said 'Wow!'. They looked amazing. Lots of prawns and mussels. Delicious flat bread and the ranch dressing was superb.
|Zerodegrees - Cajun King Prawn salad|
Zerodegrees looked real, not pretentious. The lighting is subdued but they have spotlights that just light the end of each table, perfect for us oldies who struggle to read menus in the dark. The photo of the food was taken with my phone without flash. Just loved it.
|Lots of stainless steel, all the workings of the brewery on show|
|Great bar at the Zerodegrees with the vats shining behind|
They have special offers on lunches, buy one and get one free. Also Monday evenings the price of the main course starts low and rises as the night wears on!
It was a great evening and I am sure we will be back.
Have you been to Zerodegrees? What did you think?
*Millennium Stadium will always be the Millennium Stadium to me regardless of what they call it now or in the future.
Disclaimer- We paid for our own meals and the restaurant did not know I would be writing a review (well I didn't either until I sat down!). All views are honest and my own.