Anderson's Bar & Grill
Anderson's Bar & Grill

Anderson's Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andersonsbarandgrill.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01212002515
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Anderson's Bar & Grill
Situated on St Paul’s Church square, Anderson’s Bar and Grill is found in the interesting surroundings of former 18th century cellars. However this restaurant is as far from a dingy basement bar as it is possible to be – lush, sophisticated décor brings light and space to the brick arched room, changing displays of art is displayed on the walls and there’s a definite buzz to the atmosphere. With a dedication to providing great value food in a relaxed setting along with top quality service, Anderson’s Bar and Grill is already making its mark on the local dining scene. The food, sourced locally is – of course – hearty grill fayre but presented with a touch of class so even old favourites such as Barnsley chop or grilled plaice are actually rather special.
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Anderson's Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
262 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.1
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (187)romance (157)fit for foodies (113)business meals (91)group bookings (75)pre/post theatre (51)outstanding value (48)sunday lunch (26)brunch (11)child friendly (8)good vegetarian options (4)outdoor eating (3)afternoon tea (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • What a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    I was distinctly disappointed with my meal. It was fine, the food was quite nice but that was it. It was only fine. For the price, for the waiting list (three weeks) and from the website I was expecting much more. The service was prompt, too prompt. Within two minutes of our olives landing on our table the waitress was already trying to hurry them away from us, barely touched. I would have liked more of a gap between courses to digest and talk. I had the distinct impression that as diners we were a annoyance to be gotten ridden of immediately. What's more, while our steaks were delicious the sides were very disappointing. The spinach was a cold soppy mess and the potatoes tasteless. I would not go back.
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  • Lovely food but rushed service
    tlmcs2012
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    The food was divine, only thing that spoiled it was that the gap between courses was very small, we has finished a 3 course meal with coffee in an hour! No sooner had we taken our last mouthful of one course the other was on its way! Such a shame as the food was gorgeous. The restaurant wasn't full either so it wasn't as if they needed us out for other diners. Would recommend this restaurant though and would like to go back again.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steaks
    LizT
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Had a lovely meal with friends on Saturday 18 November. We all had different cuts of steak which were absolutely delicious. Considering the standard of food on offer the prices are extremely reasonable with delicious liqueur coffees to finish off. Thoroughly enjoyable evening made even better by a surprise dessert for my husband and I to share as it was our wedding anniversary. I think it's a shame the bar doesn't get busy as it's a lovely area and would add to the atmosphere a little after dining.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    We were looking forward to a meal here after reading some good reviews. Booked a table at 8 and when we arrived the guy without an apology went away to set it up. He showed us to our table didn't offer an apology after leaving us to stand nor did he offer to take our coats. His appearance for a restaurant front of house is not good, greasy long hair. Menus came, specials announced then we had to wait for a while for an order. Steak pie no seasoning, very bland. Salmon fish cakes had little sign of salmon, scallops with black pudding was a main, £17 and 5 small scallops with poor black pudding. Surf and turf was excellent as was the pasta tortellini.apologies for the critical review, but it should have been better.
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  • A gem in the Jewellery Quarter!
    Scrantastic
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was our second visit to Anderson's, in what was only our second visit to Birmingham. We enjoyed it so much first time around, that my wife and I just had to come back......and this time we brought a friend for good measure! The welcome was very friendly and professional and the quality of the food was exceptional. The staff were extremely attentive and checking that everything was to our satisfaction. They didn't rush us out the door either! It was a relaxing and cosy atmosphere which enhanced our dining experience. Will definitely return again when we come back to Brum!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Wince88
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our second visit, as we haven't stopped going about how great it is here since the first visit. Actually our favourite place to eat.... food is just perfect and good value.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising Friday Evening
    AndyMorris
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Looked for a steak type resturant and came across Andersons,appeared to have good reviews.Overall we were impressed with service and quality which was relaxed and informal.Great food,.nice evening.Will use again
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
    Fumper27
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Think the title says it all. Had a fantastic experience here from start to finish. Food, drink, staff, ambiance were all at the top of their game. Will definitely be back again when in Birmingham next.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too bad, a bit disappointing
    CLW81
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Went to Anderson's to celebrate my birthday with my wife and four friends. I was really looking forward to the meal but actually it was a bit disappointing. My starter was lovely (one of the specials; scallops with crispy pork), but my main (surf and turf) just wasn't as good as expected - the monkfish was a tiny portion (a cylinder, perhaps an inch and half across) and the prawn had the oddest texture I've ever experienced, almost like cotton wool - not nice. That said, the service was friendly (if a tad slow), and the wine was delicious. My friends all seemed to enjoy their meals. My wife had garlic prawns to start and agreed that the texture was very odd and not very nice. Based on this experience, I don't think we'll be coming back.
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  • best steak house in town
    willbebackformore
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    W e booked here for a special occasion my son and girlfriend had just got engaged and from the moment we walked in we were taken straight to our table. The service was outstanding the staff catered for all our needs. We all had a different steak and were not disappointed. The tables are all spaced out which was lovely as you had your privacy and the place has a really nice atmosphere too. we were all a little full after a starter and main but decided the lime cheesecake looked great so we had one between us and the waitress brought 2 one with congratulation written on the plate for my son and future daughter in law. nice touch. Thank you for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bosting!
    Bails
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We'd been waiting ages to eat here and it was definitely worth the wait. Absolutely fantastic, would strongly recommend it.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • orly
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The food was just ok the service was a bit slow but the staff were very friendly and the restaurant was nicely decorated. Overall we had a good time.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time around not as good
    Foodie
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    I had high expectations following my last visit somewhat disappointed Service just okay Food not as consistent as the last time, chips were just chips previously crisp on the outside soft on the inside this time were greasy. Potatoes appeared to be rushed not prepared as before Shame as I was really blown away the last time
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    brunch, business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as usual...
    jayp1
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We have been to Anderson's on a number of occasions and it never disappoints.The food and service is always excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending .....I will be rebooking again very soon.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and atmosphere
    Janeyd
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Went to Andersons for my OHs birthday and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate, due to the exposed brickwork, but it's not fuddy duddy or a place just for couples. The staff are attentive (but not in your face) and very knowledgeable about their menu ( truthful too - mine told me that while a particular cut of steak was extremely tasty, it would need a bit more chewing than say a fillet). Our steaks were cooked to perfection, served with chips and crushed potatoes with heaps of garlic - yummy, plus a little side salad. For sweet I had a tequila and lime cheesecake to die for - not too sweet, and a lovely zesty taste of lime. I heartily recommend Andersons if you want to go somewhere that knows it's meat!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Inventive and tasty cooking
    JohnO
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. A but surprised when I arrived to find it in a basement, but the welcome was warm and the ambience was good. Good starter of salmon with a burgundy sauce which worked well with the pan fried fish. Crispy bream fillets with a sort if pea stew were delicious. Good veg and outstanding chips. Service was attentive, friendly and pretty (!). Drinks very well priced. What's not to like. Steaks are the big thing st this restaurant, and the ones I saw going to other tables looked tremendous. Good value, well cooked food with a good wine list.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable night
    Mrsbirthday
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Lovely food , we had to wait a long time for drinks and for service but overall a lovely night
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    child friendly, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    AP2435
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I took my partner to Anderson's for his birthday and the food was worth every penny. The service was fantastic and our waiter was particularly hospitable. The only criticism I have is that the drinks were quite expensive. However, this in no way dampened our dining experience. I would definitely go again and recommend to a friend.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modo
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    the last time i went to Anderson's was 5 years ago and i was pleasantly surprised. Probably go again next week with more clients.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance
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  • SIMPLY AMAZING!!!
    FoodDude
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went to the restaurant for our wedding anniversary and were simply blown away!! Amazing service, good decor, food was well presented and the taste was out of this world.. Booked it again as we were leaving!! Definately recommend it to family and friends!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We have been to andersons a couple of times before and have enjoyed the food there. However this time we were very disappointed. I ordered mussels for starter and only about half were open to eat. We then ordered sirloin steak which was quite tough. We also ordered the beef rib, but this was extremely fatty and tough too. Really sorry to have a moan, we should really have said something at the time but we were a party of 4 and didn't like to make a fuss.
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  • Elizabeth83
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went here on Saturday evening for a meal. Food was delicious. Best fillet steak I have ever eaten and real home made chips.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Definately be back
    dandp
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fabulous restaurant. Great menu particularly for steaks. Great location. We will certainly be visiting again and again. Lovely atmosphere too.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent service from the moment we arrived. Seafood chowder was delicious. Tapas menu is very tempting. Overall : great food, & very charming surroundings. Highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Food
    Samish
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I went to Anderson's with my boyfriend for his Graduation. We waited a while but was told to wait by the bar. We had 2 brilliant cocktails one a pinna colada and the other was a tropical one. The bar tender was very friendly, funny and very entertaining! When we were seated, they took us to a nice romantic table as I had requested. For starters we ordered Pork Belly, Crab Tortellini and the special pan fried scallops with pork. The pork was disappointing, but the other two were outstanding better than some 5 star places! We then had steaks which were also great mine came with monkfish and prawns. We then didn’t want dessert but they gave my boyfriend a congratulations dessert on the house. Ambiance very relaxed. I highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    As always great food, great service and great value. Highly recommended. Best steak in Brum.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place :)
    Dannyboy88
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Lovely meal food was really nice and the staff where very friendly and overall just a good meal.
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meat, cooked well
    PRD21
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Not the biggest menu I've seen, but plenty here for those who like their steaks. My wife likes hers rare and generally chooses a fillet, so our host suggested a cut that she would like and also suggested that it was cooked slightly more than rare as it was on the bone and the fat would need a bit more time to transfer the flavour. She accepted the recommendation and was rewarded with a steak that she thoroughly enjoyed. My Surf and Turf was very enjoyable - even though I'm not the greatest fan of steak. All our food was presented well, without the fancy bits that add to the cost but not the quality of the food. Good service in a relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit and we will certainly be going back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    RobA
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Every morsel of food was exquisitely delicious - even the chips were heavenly. Service was prompt but not pressured which is just what I like.
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  • Lovely Food at Reasonable Prices
    foodtastic2
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Food was perfect and some homemade. Waiter was knowledgeable when i asked him what the ingredients of one of the sauces was. You wpuld expect to pay a lot more for the high quality of food. Discreet sort of place, very nice inside but lacked a bit of ambience/atmosphere...almost too quiet and discreet but food, service and prices I couldn't fault.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner for Two
    ElliotSteakKing
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The meal overall was fantastic and the best served steak I have ever tasted, Firstly we had the rustic bread for the table where you get two wholemeal and two white pieces of bread which is beautiful and warm, For starters i had the lamb kidneys which were cooked perfectly and the sauce it was in was divine! wish I saved some of my bread haha! My other half had the oak cooked duck which was also cooked to perfection and had a beautiful oaky taste. We both had the anguss 6oz fillet which was also cooked to perfection of how it was required. To compliment the steak we had the potatoes of the day for 2 which was also beautiful and soft and then a a side salad which was a nice side salad!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite favorite restaurant
    Jeneral
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    If you love steak Anderson's cannot fail. Outstanding.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, but not our last!
    SophieFoodie
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Arrived at Anderson's for my partner's birthday meal and were greeted by friendly and helpful staff who took our coats for us. Menu was fantastic and also had non-steak options including a vegetarian option. Food arrived very quickly and plates were hot and the food was not cold. Puddings were beautiful and my partner's was served on a large plate with Happy Birthday written on with piped chocolate and a candle in the top of the pudding! Servers went above and beyond to provide a beautiful ambiance - will definitely be going back soon!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Quality Staek House
    Metalmicky
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I am sure the owners would try to tell you they do other dishes on the menu apart from steak which i fact they do & all our starters were non beef related & were equallty very tasty especially the pork belly,however when you visit Andersons the high light of your evening is the staeks all served in a very rustic form of presentation with a side salad & choice of chips or potatoes. All four of us could not fault the quality & indeed value of our meal the only gripe was that my steak ordered medium rare & came out very rare it had to go back for a few more minutes of cooking but problem was quickly rectified & came back to me with a fresh portion of chips. We have visited this restaurant on & off since it opened & it never lets you down !
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  • Never fails to impress
    LuvFood
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I have visited Andersons on more than one occasion and am always delighted with the experience. The food is amazing and the ambience offers diners a fantastic menu and top quality food without being over pretentious.
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  • 1st time
    Andy73
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Very impressed. Great all round experience and reasonably priced.
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  • Excellent tasty steak
    Howie
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Ordered hanger steak, med/rare and very tasty. Colleagues rib eye looked excellent and cooked perfect medium rare. Portion size good, but more chips required! Ripasso wine £25 and complimented steak nicely. Would try house red next time. Good ambiance.
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  • Perfect as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We haven't eaten at Andersons for a while as we used to live just around the corner and have found last minute bookings are never possible as its always fully booked! it was worth the wait, booked easily via the open table app we have looked forward to eating there again for weeks now. we weren't disappointed, the service was attentive and prompt, the location as secret and romantic as it has always been and the food was just perfect! Also accommodated a special request for a birthday cake which they sourced for me and added to the bill, couldn't have made it any better. Thoroughly recommend this place, £ for £ it is certainly my joint favourite place to eat in the city!
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  • Andersons Bar & Grill 15 August
    Clivef
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Four of us were there to celebrate my birthday and it was just right! Sarters and desserts were excellent but we did query the main course as we all had the same (surf and turf) and the steaks seemed to be two the same and two different - the ladies' steaks looked almost like fillet whereas the mens' were thinner and consequentlymore well done.Apparently this is due to the way in which sirloin is cut from the main piece, as the M D' explained afterwards.Service was attentive without being intrusive and the ambiance was busy but not too noisy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning Evening
    Ca86
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I took my partner to Anderson's on Saturday last, as a surprise for his birthday. We had an absolutely great evening. The staff were friendly and attentive, the venue was clean and welcoming. As my partner commented 'a real hidden jewel. We had starters and main courses, which were absiolutely delicious - the T-bone steak was outstanding, perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth. I mentioned - as an aside - that it was his birthday and at the end of our meal, we did not order dessert - a complimentary ice cream with a candle and Happy Birthday in chocolate on the serving plate arrived - finishing off what was an exceptional evening. I would certainly recommend Andersons. Cathie H.
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