Wednesday, 18 January 2017

TANK & PADDLE

Got those January, post-Christmas, skint cold winter day blues? 
Well Tank & Paddle have just the answer to lift up your spirits at their hideaway bar in the heart of the city.
 To start your Tank & Paddle experience, they have teamed up with local brewery Meantime to bring you their beers on tap; fresh and frothy Meantime ales served directly from their in house tanks. They also have bottles on offer, such as Brewdog Elvis Juice, Sharp's Cornish Pilsner, and even one of my favourites, the Belgian Fruli Strawberry Beer. I'm not usually a beer person, but throw in something fruity and I'm all over it ...
We tried the Neck Oil on tap which was light, citrusy with lovely hints of mango.
 Or if you're not in the mood for beer, there is their house Prosecco, Da Luca and a tempting selection of classic cocktails to choose from - there's bound to be something for everyone.



Their made-to-order pizza has been inspired with a quirky modern twist and a bit of New York City spin. 
The pizzas come in Regular or Sharer sizes, served on paddles (of course) - we had the Meat Your Match (pepperoni, spicy beef, smoked bacon, chicken) and The Chick-Flick (Cajun chicken, Pepperdew peppers, spinich, red onion)
I liked that the crusts were really thin and crunchy just the way I like it, with generous and flavoursome toppings - very satisfied with both our choices.
There are also classics like The Margherita and The Yankee, as well as veggie options (because nobody wants to miss out on pizza) including Veg Your Bets with sun-dried tomatoes, gordal olives, artichoke and mushrooms, and Billy Goat's Stuffed topped with goat's cheese, spinach and red onion chutney. I'm clearly not a vegetarian, but even I would be tempted to order one of those ...






And because you can't have too many carbs, there are not one but FOUR different types of oven-baked Mac 'n' Cheese - we ordered The Mac Attack Mac 'n' Cheese with pulled chicken and BBQ sauce which was tasty.
If you want something gooey with extra cheese, then the Manifest Mac might be the one for you.


 
Looking for something lighter to lessen the guilt? You're once again in luck as Tank & Paddle also do several fresh salads including the classic Caesar Salad. Nobody is going to judge you, we all have one of those days ...

We finished off with an indulgent portion of Nutella Dough Balls, slathered in maple cinnamon syrup with chocolate dipping sauce on the side - definitely no holding back on the sugar there ... 

  
And because everyone loves a good bargain, there are offers available throughout the week to give you that Friday feeling all week long.
Mondays: Dough M.G. where any regular pizza is only £5
Tank Tuesdays: First 100 pints are £2 from 5pm
Tap 10 Wednesdays: A pint and a pizza for a tenner
Craft beer Thursdays: All bottled and canned beers for £4

There are also free tastings of draught beer anytime, canned & bottled tastings on Thursdays and their fun tasting paddle of 3 x 1/3 pints for a fiver!
  
 
Check out their website for more details.

The Cheekster, signing out x



 The meal was complimentary, but views remain my own.