You can’t beat a good pub dinner.
So, when O’Neills (Hanover Street, Liverpool) got in touch with me to review their menu – let’s face it, I jumped at the chance as I was craving bangers + mash like you wouldn’t believe.
We had a budget of £50 which will easily get you three meals and one/two drinks per person.
We had a table booked from 6pm which meant leaving work a smidge bit earlier than usual (thanks boss!) in order to make it but in reality, we could have strolled in at any time as the staff are SO friendly.
We were seated at a booth near the window, which not only was comfortable but it had a small TV at the side so we were able to catch up the news of the day.
Our waitress, Rachel was amazing.
She was friendly, informative and not to mention, we also had a laugh. We had such a lovely service off her.
Let’s get down to the food…
The starters menu is full of SO many good little items and for 3 for £12, it’s amazing food for very good value. I’ll include individual prices for you as well…
We opted for riblet’s with sticky Guinness glaze (£4.50), cluck n’ dip which is pepper crumbed fried chicken pieces with a BBQ dip (£3.95) and finally, crispy skins which are crispy potato skins with burnt end beef chilli topped with Irish mature cheddar (£4.75).
The meat on the ribs fell off the bone and they were incredible.
Definitely the best of the three, but we both happily wolfed down all the starters.
I knew what I was going to have for my main even before I stepped foot in the pub.
I went for Irish pork sausages and mash with mash, buttered seasonal greens and rich red wine gravy (£6.95) and the Mr went for Salmon Supreme which is grilled salmon with colcannon mash, seasonal greens served with lemon and garlic butter (£9.95).
Our mains were SO good – I could only eat half as the starters filled me up quite a bit.
Our dessert was just unreal.
We decided to share as we were both pretty full from the previous two courses. There isn’t a wide choice on the dessert menu but there is definitely something for everyone, plus there are sundaes if you fancy ice cream instead.
It was a toss up between the chocolate fudge cake or the chocolate brownie.
The chocolate brownie won in the end and I have no regrets because it was so delicious. It was served with Irish dairy vanilla ice cream and Belgian chocolate sauce (£3.75) – it was really, really, really good.
Overall, we were seriously impressed with O’Neills and their menu. I’m not sure if it’s been jazzed up but the quality of it was a lot higher than we expected. I certainly didn’t expect to leave with a food coma.
If we had paid for our meal, the food would have cost £38.55 and with three drinks included, it would have been around £40 which really isn’t bad consisting we ate quite a lot of food that evening.
O’Neills serves breakfast until 12noon and main meals are served until 10pm. Not only that but they have a buffet menu and a children’s menu.