Milton Keynes Central
Reviewed by Dorothy White
A very wet, cold, Bank Holiday Sunday ~ what could we do???? Arrange to have a meal at The Barn Beefeater in Central Milton Keynes of course, it is right opposite Xscape. Parking for two hours cost 60p
We arrived a little early for our 12 noon booking but were quickly shown to our table on the top floor which we were told was much cosier early in the day as the restaurant didn’t usually get busy until about 1pm.
Graeme greeted us and took our drinks order leaving us time to look at the menu.
I decided to have a Sunday roast and chose beef, my husband ordered a salmon fillet, my daughter a 10oz rump and my granddaughter fish fingers, chips and beans.
Three of us had breaded mushrooms to start, these came with very generous servings of ranch and bbq sauce, our starters were thoroughly enjoyed. My husband decided on the soup of the day, I think they said it was carrot and herb, served with half a baguette and butter, he didn’t think the soup was very tasty.
My roast beef dinner arrived complete with three thick slices of roast beef, two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, carrots and broccoli. I asked for extra gravy and horseradish sauce. It was delicious. The roast beef melted in my mouth but I couldn’t manage all three slices of beef or all the roast potatoes.
My husband’s salmon was served with new potatoes, broccoli and baby tomatoes, all of which he thoroughly enjoyed.
My daughter’s steak cooked medium/well was tender and juicy. It was served with chips and a salad which my daughter had requested instead of the grilled mushroom and tomato. She ordered a peppercorn sauce to go with her steak, but rejected the steak butter.
Fish fingers, chips and beans ~ were hungrily eaten by my 9 year old granddaughter.
Of course we had desserts. Profiteroles with ice cream for my husband, warm chocolate fudge brownie with extra chocolate sauce and ice cream for myself, chocolate fudge brownie sundae for my daughter, and just plain jelly for my granddaughter as turned down the ice cream that usually went with it.
We couldn’t manage any of the coffee or tea.
The Barn Beefeater in Milton Keynes is a large restaurant attached to a Premier Inn. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door. Graeme was excellent, he obviously loved the job he was doing. The food was good and reasonably priced.
Breaded Mushrooms £4.20 with the child’s portion £1.00, Soup £3.49.
Sunday Roast Beef £9.99, Salmon Fillet £11.99, 10oz rump £11.99, Child’s main £4.25.
Fudge Sundae £4.49, Choc Fudge Brownie £4.49. Profiteroles £4.99 and Jelly £1.00.
I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. There is a daytime value menu before 6.30pm Mon – Sat, from £4.99 with a starter or dessert for £1.99. The evening value menu offers 2 courses for £11.99 or 3 courses for £13.99 Mon – Thurs after 6.30pm.
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