A lunch date between my mum and I was long overdue; for one reason or another, we just haven’t had the time! So when I read Abbys Bistro’s Mother’s Day menu, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for a special, much needed meal together.
Abbys Bistro, located in Abbeygate, Grimsby, has become one of North East Lincolnshire’s most respected eateries, serving a variety of dishes on their lunchtime, evening and special occasion menus, all of which are created from high quality local ingredients.
After being seated and receiving our drinks, it was time to make our choices. The menu had been available to view online at the Abbys website so I already had a firm of idea of what I was going to order, although I did change my mind at the table!
For starters, mother opted for the Classic Prawn Cocktail, and I chose the Creamy Garlic Mushroom basket with a blue cheese crumb topping. Also on the menu was Grilled Halloumi and Vine Tomatoes with olives and a pesto dip (my original choice), or Sweet Potato Soup with croutons.
I then chose the Seared Chicken Breast stuffed with brie and bacon in a white wine and herb sauce, served with sauteed new potatoes and roasted vegetables (absolutely delicious!), while mother decided on the Roast Topside of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy. A Mushroom, Brie and Redcurrant Filo Parcel and Fillet of Shetland Salmon with potatoes and roasted vegetables were also on the menu.
Finally came the dessert – the toughest decision yet as I know I would have enjoyed every single one! A Treacle Sponge with Custard and Honeycomb Crunch Cheesecake with chocolate honeycomb and cream were very close seconds, but it was the Strawberry Pavolva which won for me, and the Chocolate and Amaretto Torte with vanilla cream for mum.
The lunch was absolutely beautiful! Mother was very happy, and it was exactly what I had hoped for when reading the menu. The team at Abbys were very attentive and quick to serve, but yet you could still relax and have a nice chat in between courses without feeling rushed – a really special Mother’s Day treat. I have a feeling we’ll be back again!