Last weekend, it was my lovely boyfriend's birthday and, true to form, Harvey and I decided that the only appropriate place to celebrate was at Middletons.

Ever since it opened, we have loved Middletons, and I cannot tell you how many times we've been (I've genuinely lost count!). For some reason, it just seems to be the case that whenever there is a special occasion, this is the restaurant we gravitate to - graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, you name it, and we're there...

In all the times we've been, I have only ever ordered a Middletons Grill for my main course, which I think says a lot. I've been tempted to order the Surf and Turf, but last minute doubt always creeps in - when you're surrounded by a table full of Middletons Grills, you sure as hell do not want to be regretting your decision not to get one. And why wouldn't you? What more could you possibly want from a main course? 6oz Sirloin or Rib-Eye steak, piri-piri chicken on the bone, sticky BBQ ribs, onion rings, fries and a peppercorn sauce on the side sounds like pure heaven to me.

As it was Harvey's birthday last Sunday, we booked a table, and Middletons, if you're reading this, you really did not disappoint.

I am a lover of rare steak, and the steak was cooked to perfection, so it just seemed to melt when I put it in my mouth; the addition of the peppercorn sauce, although not necessary, just took it to yet another level entirely. I would highly recommend spending the extra £2. 

I could sit and describe every aspect of my dinner in detail, and I whilst I would absolutely love to do that, I'll save you the time, and just say that it was incredible and that you should book a table right now. However, I do want to quickly mention a couple of things... 
I. I am not a lover of chicken - generally, unless it's chicken wings, I find it to be dry and  often pretty tasteless. Perhaps that is just a reflection of my skills in the kitchen, but I can never seem to get it right, unlike the chefs at Middletons. I would truly love to know the secret, because the piri-piri chicken is always so tender, and so succulent. Again, it just melts in the mouth.
II. I have a savoury tooth (is that even a saying?), and I'd choose a starter over a dessert any day. However, mid-Middletons-instagram-stalk the other day, I read that they had a new dessert menu. I'm currently obsessed with Tiramisu, and so when I saw the menu, it was a no brainer.  Undoubtedly the best Tiramisu I've ever eaten, it was just so light, and it was absolutely beautiful. I am going to say nothing more, because I don't think I can do it justice, but if you love coffee and you have a sweet tooth, this is 100% the dessert for you. 
III. Finally, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to our waitress. I'm so annoyed that I didn't catch her name, but she was so attentive throughout and noticed that it was Harvey's birthday and brought him out a little celebration dessert! No one had mentioned it, and in this day and age, it says a lot to me that Middletons went the extra mile. 

HIGHLIGHT: In an unprecedented move, it's got to be the Tiramisu, absolutely heavenly #controversial.

Once we'd eaten, I left the restaurant feeling very full, and very pleased with life generally. If you fancy giving it a go, my one piece of advice is to make sure you book in advance; a restaurant as good as this is always busy, and no one wants to be 'those people' who get turned away at the door. 

Laura xx 


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