Home Town Chinese|
Northgate, Ring Road, Town Centre
21st January 2008
Laurence of paddock
The restaurant is
located on the corner of Northgate and Fitzwilliam Street in a
detached property which at one time was a pub. There is plenty of
parking available right outside the restaurant but it is worth
mentioning the area has got “pay &display” machines for daytime use.
Having just been open
for 3 weeks under new management we thought we would “give it a go”!
Upon entering the
restaurant we were greeted by the headwaiter who assisted us to our
table and once seated handed us the menu and asked if we would like
We both ordered a ½
lager which came quickly and whilst viewing the menu had a chance to
observe the interior of the premises. First impression, very light,
airy and appeared clean, if not somewhat spartan! There were no
decorations or pictures noticeable and we think this added to the
feeling of echoiness.
was exceptionally broad in its scope! Having recently
visited the Far East, this is the first menu we have come
across that resembles those we found in Hong Kong and China.
For example, Husband and Wife Lung (which apparently is
different kind of beef), Clay Pots with various exotic
ingredients. The waitress was very helpful in coming to our
assistance regarding some of the dishes and pointed out the
difference between the seasoning and which area of China
they originated from. After much deliberation and
curiousness we selected 2 starters which were Peking Duck
and Home Town Special Mixed Starter which didn't take long
in coming, but in view of it being luke warm ,we wish it had taken longer!
Whilst the flavouring
was good the lack of heat spoiled it.
For main course we had
chosen Sizzling Fillet Steak with Ginger and Spring onions and
Scallops with Asparagus and Garlic, Special Rice which contained
prawns, chicken, beef, vegetables all mixed in!
Although the food was
only warm the flavours were brilliant! The fillet steak was
extremely tender and the taste brilliant and the scallop dish was
extremely tasty! The combination of the spices and sauces was very
pleasant and enjoyable, as judged by the empty plates which went
place was warm and comfortable, Chinese/European style music played
gently in the background whilst eating. The place was almost
deserted except 4 other people, but this could be forgiven as we had
chosen to visit on the worst evening of the week! Torrential rain
and flooding throughout Yorkshire was the order of the night so we
presume this could have put people off from venturing out!
The toilet facilities
were clean and well presented. With regard to Disability Access it
could be difficult especially for wheelchair users as there are
steps in and out of the restaurant and in the toilet area the doors
appear very narrow.
As to being child
friendly, we didn’t see any highchairs but then again we didn’t
bring a child with us on this occasion and there might well have
been some in the back room.
The price of the meal
was £ 35.20 for two, and drinks £ 6.40 (larger and pot of Chinese
Would we go back?
Tempted to go back just to try something exotic and different!
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