SquareMeal Review of
Menier Chocolate Factory
Better known for its freewheeling theatre, this formidable one-time chocolate factory also houses a popular restaurant that makes the most of the 19th-century building’s quirks (chunky wood beams,
exposed brick, industrial iron columns). Roaming gastronomes join culture cultures over sharing plates, ‘carne’ (charcuterie) platters and eclectic dishes ranging from seared scallops with chorizo
and pea purée to grilled lamb T-bone with warm tabbouleh salad, tztaziki, harissa and basil sauce, via stacked-up burgers, dry-aged steaks and roast chicken with barbecue beans. Various set menus
(some themed, according to the production of the moment) and meal-plus-ticket deals are also tremendous value for a night out. In short, very decent nosh ahead of an evening of excellent
entertainment – you might even see a few cast members lining their stomachs here beforehand. Quaffable beers and wines, too.