Each year when wee visit Plymouth, we choose one night to have a ‘fancy’ meal out on the town. It’s usually in our last few days as an end of holiday treat and it also pushes us to try somewhere new that Aberdeen doesn’t have. On this years’ trip we were recommended to go to Fletchers.
Fletchers is a family run, fine-dining restaurant located at the back of Theatre Royal. We were sat in the ‘conservatory’ part of the restaurant which was much warmer than I had expected going in. It was romantically lit, and we were pleasantly welcomed on arrival.
Had we read the online menu prior we would have taken advantage of their discounted offer of 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30 because honestly, what a bargain! Well worth checking if you can make the 30-minute time slot for this.
– M A I N S –
After much deliberation, Stephen gravitated towards the Dart’s Farm 28 Day aged Sirloin served with mushroom puree, celeriac fondants, slow braised beef, caramelised onion and potato terrine with a bordelaise sauce (£32). What an absolutely beautiful plate of food this was. The steak was served medium and completely melted in the mouth.
I decided to try the 8 hour brined monkfish served with kohlrabi tagliatelle, Hen of the woods mushroom, monkfish boudin, dashi sauce, parsnip and miso puree (£25). This came as a much meatier piece of fish than I was expecting and the flavours all married together so well.
– D E S S E R T S –
We purposefully didn’t order starters as we both fancied something sweet to finish!
Stephen quickly chose the Salted caramel cremeux served with a vanilla mousse, glazed fig with a vanilla ice cream and maple verjus (£8)
Whilst I opted for the White chocolate crème brulee served with blackberry compote and pistachio (£8)
Both puddings were absolutely amazing and the right amount to finish off our dinner out.
Whilst the food and drinks at Fletchers were completely unfaultable, we did feel that our service lacked on this visit. We had to wait quite some time between our main course and just getting an order in for our desserts. Infact, we had to ask for the dessert menu! It was a Wednesday evening that we visited, and the restaurant was definitely steady with customers, but it didn’t feel like the servers were rushed off their feet and just couldn’t deal with us.
Maybe fast food is more your thing? Check out my visit to Itsu in Aberdeen!