Eating Out in Formby
Review by Q?
Day, my family and I went for a walk in the village centre of
Formby. It was a cold day, a biting wind, but dry. As it was close
on one o'clock, we debated as to where we would have lunch. Finally,
we decided to go to a restaurant that we had not yet visited. We
settled upon 'The Left Bank Brasserie', in the
Beacons, Halsall Lane. Upon entering, we found that it was humming
with happy eaters. Every table appeared to be filled. However, a
smiling young lady, behind the bar, informed us that there was
plenty if room upstairs and immediately a waiter appeared who guided
us through the restaurant to the stairs.
We were shown into an attic room, that was very well lit from two
skylights. It was light and airy, walls painted in a whitish colour
hung with several mirror like pictures contrasting with the dark
reddish wooden and glass well appointed bar. In the centre of the
room was a long table with a group of mothers and toddlers, chatting
gaily, as they awaited their ordered meals. We were shewn to a table
against the wall, given a comprehensive and well set out menu. It
was the lunch menu. The choices were very varied and in some cases
looked as if they would be exciting. We settled on two braised duck
wraps and a goat's cheese bagget as well as a pot of tea for three.
The meals, which arrived very promptly in the very busy restaurant,
were all with salad and most artistically presented on their plates.
Very impressive as the kitchen is quite compact! The tea arrived in
three individual pots and we were able to get them refilled several
times by the very helpful and pleasant waitresses. The sweet choice
was also rather good, and, like the main course, there were generous
helpings. There was no pressure to vacate the table, even though the
room had quickly filled up, shortly after our arrival. In fact, they
were in no hurry with presenting the bill. A very satisfying meal in
all aspects for each of us, which did not brake the bank, and was of
It was a very pleasant and happy choice made on the spur of the
moment. I like to do things that way as it makes eating-out that
much more exciting. Being in a place where the staff are friendly,
helpful and polite helps to make the meal more enjoyable, coupled
with the right atmosphere. This particular place, although modern in
design and layout, has those qualities.
I will definitely use this restaurant again in the near future. Not
only that, but I fully recommend it to anyone who would like to know
as to where to eat in Formby village. The proprietor, Hakan Esgin,
is to be congratulated on his choice of staff, menu and everything
else concerning the Left bank Brasserie.
It is at:- 1a, The Beacons, Halsall Lane, Formby, L37 3N.
Telephone:- 01704 832342 Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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