Andy and I have always loved to eat out, before we had children it was something that we did at once a week. Andy can’t cook and I think it was his way to give me a break from it. I wasn’t going to complain!
Since becoming parents we’ve continued to eat out with the girls, just not as often. We don’t necessarily always take our girls to the more popular family outlets, but we do check they have a children’s menu. We like to mix it up a bit.
But, it’s still nice for Andy and I to occasionally go out together. When The Snug restaurant asked if we wanted to visit their new restaurant in Aylesbury, we decided it would be nice for it to be just Andy and I.
The Snug restaurant at Aylesbury is a pizza and cocktail restaurant and they opened back in the summer. This is their first pizza restaurant.
When we arrived at the restaurant and it had more of a bar atmosphere than restaurant. But, I guess the sign outside saying Pizza and Cocktails would give that impression too. There is a bar area and seating downstairs.
We were seated upstairs in a booth and you can see the kitchen from here too. The pizza and cocktail menu were already on the tables and there wasn’t a children’s menu, so I wasn’t sure if they catered for children. I checked on their site when we got home and there was a kids menu option, but this was for their other locations.
It was great to see different varieties of pizza to what you would traditionally have. You have the option of an 8 inch or 12 inch pizza’s and I was delighted to see a duck pizza. I love duck! It was called Fusion Duck and the topping was tomato sauce, shredded crispy duck, spring onion, hoisin sauce and five spice.
It was a really lovely flavour and the base was my favourite type. It could have done with being a bit hotter, by the time I got to the last slice it was a bit cold.
Andy went for the Carne pizza and the topping was tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, chorizo spicy chicken, sausage and rosemary.
It came with a good amount of topping and Andy liked the flavour. He said it was a bit soggy in the middle and could have done with being cooked a bit longer. But, he still enjoyed it. Maybe because we were their first customer of the day the pizza oven hadn’t warmed up enough.
I loved the way the pizzas were served on a wood plate and you had your own pizza cutter, which I think its a must for a pizza restaurant.
We had both chosen to drink pepsi and diet pepsi. These along with lemonade you can have as many refills as you want. Which is great value at £2.95 a glass.
For dessert the menu was limited to just 4 choices. You had the choice of Brownie Sundae, Brownie Sundae to share, Oreo Sundae or a Nutella Twist, which is pizza dough twisted with Nutella. It would have been nice to have more variety, as if you don’t like ice cream you are limited to 1 choice.
Andy and I both went for the Brownie Sundae, which had homemade chocolate brownie with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. Topped with chocolate sauce. It was a good portion size and had lots of brownie in it. The ice cream was a bit icey on the top, but was ok as you got into it.
The service was amazing all the way through, the waitress was very friendly and welcoming.
We didn’t sample the cocktails, but the menu looked a good selection. They offer cocktail making sessions for parties and they have open mic nights, which sounds fun.
Overall The Snug had a nice feel to it and I am sure the couple of food issues we had are just the result of a new restaurant finding their feet. It hasn’t put us off visiting again. We would love to try one of their other restaurants that have a different menu, with a wide selection of english dishes. The burgers look amazing on their website.
Disclosure: We were invited by The Snug to sample their menu, in return for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.