Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Beefeater Harbour Lights Review

I got approached by Beefeater to do a review on one of their recently refurbished restaurants. I chose the Harbour Lights in Portsmouth as it was local to me (I had previously eaten here before it's make over).

I was so happy to be able to work with the lovely people at Beefeater, if you know me then you'll know that I love food...a lot.

Images from Beefeater.

Beefeater is a British chain of restaurants which serve all the classic meals, and their restaurants are decked out with cow decor.

I really love how they've redecorated, they've opened up the area between the bar and the restaurant part and there's different areas to sit in. It feels a little posh but not too much that you feel out of place, it's comfortable.

Myself and my boyfriend; Connor sat in one of the lovely booths in the photo above. We had a table booked for 5.30pm and although it was still the Easter break it wasn't too busy or too quiet.

I ordered an Appletiser, it has to be my favourite soft drink by far and it's one of your five a day (wink wink).

Our waitress was friendly and put up with us being indecisive, the third time she came back to get our orders we both ordered a medium rare fillet of steak. This comes with a tomato, mushroom, and unlimited triple cooked chips (loving life). We also ordered a side of onion rings, and bourbon sauce.

I realised I'd never had medium rare steak before, but I know that I usually like what Connor has so I followed suit and I was not disappointed.

Pictured above was my gorgeous steak, if you tapped the meat it did a little wobble similar to that of a waterbed. It was lovely to cut, soft and succulent. It was a dream in my mouth, I am not making this up! I didn't need to add any sauce to the steak, you can eat it as is and it's amazing.

When the waitress came back to check everything was ok, Connor was gushing that it was the best steak he'd ever had! I thoroughly agree with him.

Here's an awkward photo of me before I ate my food, I thought it might look cool but I'm just as I usually am!

Here you will find Connor and myself in our little booth, another waitress offered to take a photo of us which was very kind as we don't get a lot of photos together.

Also a fun fact, in the background are four images displaying how your steak feels depending on how you have it cooked. Your index finger to your thumb is rare, your middle finger to your thumb is medium rare, ring finger medium and pinky finger well done.

I love that when you look around the restaurant there is something cow or meat related on the walls.

Even though we were both quite stuffed after the amazing steak and triple cooked chips (we had another portion each), we thought it'd be rude not to have a dessert.

We both went for the Mississippi mud pie which came with ice cream.

It was beyond satisfying to slice up our dessert with our spoon, it tasted lovely! Unfortunately I couldn't eat it all otherwise I wouldn't have been able to leave and the Harbour Lights would become my new home!

I really would recommend you pop to your closest Beefeater, it's affordable and really good quality. I can't stop thinking about how good the steak was, I've heard from a few people now that medium rare is the best way to have it cooked, so if like me you haven't had it cooked that way try it!

I was super impressed with the service, I think we will definitely be back for our next date night!

Let me know if you've been to a Beefeater in the comments.

Also a huge thank you to everyone at Beefeater and Chris Brown for putting this together for me.

Disclaimer: This was a complimentary meal for me to review the newly refurbished Harbour Lights.

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  1. This looks like a restaurant my husband would love! Thank you for sharing your review!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

    1. That's ok, thank you for commenting!

      I hope you go soon!

      Saffron x

  2. Wow, how good does this place look?! If I wasn't already drooling over that delicious steak, I certainly was when I got to the Mississippi mud pie! Delish! Looks like the perfect place for an evening meal with great atmosphere and service too! Thanks for sharing!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  3. Your food just looks amazing! Those chips sound so good, I need to go just for those! Thanks for sharing :)

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk


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