With a few days left of shopping time, we braved the Christmas madness and headed into town. We lasted an hour! After being bashed by numerous shopping bags, I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit so we decided to get some lunch instead. Due to the venue we had planned to go to not serving lunch on a Sunday, we ended up in Buffalo and stayed all afternoon!
I actually met my husband Mr V in Buffalo so it was nice to go back and reminisce. While I’ve been there a lot at night, it isn’t somewhere I would generally think of to go in the day but this recent visit has changed that. It’s a great setting for a quiet drink with a friend or for a spot of lunch at an affordable price.
I love the decor in Buffalo. While at night, Buffalo is very trendy, by day it is very relaxed and cosy. It is effortlessly quirky with retro wallpaper, an odd combination of lamps, mismatch of picture frames and collection of randomly placed telephones. The tables are old and worn but rather than looking like they are ready to be replaced, I ended up thinking how well they fit in.
We settled at a table by the back door and looked through the menu. We were pleased to see that food was very reasonably priced and served all day. The menu isn’t fancy, its traditional pub grub, burgers and lighter bites. They also do a Sunday roast which I opted for while Mr V had a Buffalo burger (Ground beef, seasoned with ale and Welsh red mustard served on a toasted bun accompanied by herb chips and salad) and some cheesy garlic bread which was homemade on ciabatta and very good indeed.
When the food arrived, we were impressed with the quality. My roast turkey was very nice and I had a generous helping and all the trimmings were home cooked, not just boil in a bag. The red cabbage was expecially tasty. It tasted homemade which is vital in a Sunday lunch! Mr Vs burger was also very good. You could really taste the mustard and the chips were chunky and home cut rather than oven chips.
Overall, we were very impressed and at £7.20 for our mains, we would definitely go back. We ended up meeting a friend for drinks after eating and stayed for hours. The staff were a little abrupt but other than that, I have no complaints and recommend Buffalo for a no fuss, pub grub lunch.
My last mouthful was: The red cabbage and roast turkey
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