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Monday, 1 February 2016

Birthday Dinner - The Hut

As you might have seen, I’ve recently celebrated my 22nd birthday, and it was lovely to have the opportunity to dine out with my family. I love the family-friendly and inviting atmosphere of restaurants like the Harvester and Beefeater chains, and we thought this would be a great opportunity to try out the newly-renovated Beefeater at Chandler’s Ford, The Hut.
I personally had never been to The Hut beforehand, so I can’t comment on its old appearance, but some of my family who had been said that the new look is much nicer. It’s so warm and welcoming, with a rustic feel to the restaurant, and a recurrent image of a cow throughout – playing up to the steak focus of the Beefeater chain. There’s plenty of seating, with a mezzanine floor, and a selection of tables and booths. You can tell that the restaurant caters for a variety of people, with something to offer couples, families, and large parties alike.
The menu has something for everyone as well, with so many dishes to choose from – I definitely found it a tough choice. Eventually I settled for the Meatballs and Linguine*, a firm favourite of mine, and I was not disappointed. I got three 2.5oz meatballs, alongside a bowlful of delicious linguine and tomato sauce, and by the end of it, I was absolutely stuffed.
Being full after my main was both a blessing and a punishment – I’d had a delicious, hearty portion of pasta and meatballs, but I am a pudding girl at heart, and I just couldn’t fit one in. Thankfully (or cruelly) my dad and grandad had puddings, so I could see what I was missing. They went for the Apple Caramel Betty* and the Raspberry Bakewell* – they looked incredible.
Caramel Apple Betty
Raspberry Bakewell
Overall the evening was really enjoyable. We were looked after by Katy primarily, and she was so chatty and friendly. We had delicious food in a comfortable, relaxed environment. It was a lovely way to spend my birthday.
Until next time,

*Our meal was kindly subsidised by £50 by The Hut, but all views and opinions are entirely my own.

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