Bertram’s Restaurant is every bit as exclusive as the Crow Wood complex it is housed within.
Duck pancakes to start cost £6.95 while duck and chips as a main will set you back £16.50.
Unfortunately, the day I start buying duck and chips on a weekday for £16.50 will be the day I cancel my £18 a month gym membership and sign up to Crow Wood.
Therefore, my first foray into the world of Bertram’s was for the “2 for £10 Burger Tuesday” deal. Given the luxurious surroundings and a menu rich in quality and price, I was honestly expecting a burger the size of an Oreo and about seven chips for just £5.
With that in mind and hunger setting in I opted for those duck pancakes to start. A crispy, tender piece of roasted duck, three pancakes and the sweetest sweet and sour plum sauce. My kind of Pancake Tuesday.
The mains came and with them I began to eat my words.
The burger was of good size, not to mention tasty, and the chips plentiful. The two onion rings were an added bonus as was the small jug of pepper sauce, so delicious, I came very close to drinking it.
We went to Bertram’s straight after work and while there were a few people in, it wasn’t overly busy. However, if you’re going later, it’s definitely in your best interest to book. Apparently they take more than 100 bookings on Tuesday evenings.
On this occasion we were told we could only have a seat if we were done by 6-30pm. We were and not once did we feel rushed.
It’s worth pointing out that the restaurant is also part of the Woodland Spa and so therefore nestled in rather unique surroundings. The huge windows offer up stunning views of the Lancashire countryside while over-looking the outdoor hot tubs and pool.
Whether you’re indulging in the spa day dining experience or there just for the food, Bertram’s will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
For me, there’s a very good chance I’ll be going back next Tuesday. And the Tuesday after.