Continuing in my mini series of cafe/ restaurant reviews yesterday I tried out the Strawberry Lounge on Narrowgate in Alnwick. Finding myself in the rare situation of only having one of my children and myself at home I decided it was perfect timing to take him out for a quick treat. The Strawberry Lounge has long been Adam’s cafe of choice although must admit that since the arrival in Alnwick of Costas I have found myself opting for a posher coffee when not in his company. Now, one of the Strawberry Lounges key selling points for me I must admit is the value for money, not sure I know anywhere else where you can take your child have a drink and scone each and still walk out with change from a fiver- and a very happy child to boot!
Now when you first walk into the Strawberry Lounge just feast your eyes upon their wide array of homemade scones, for this is what they are most famous (at least in my household). Flavours on the day of our visit included Strawberry meringue and white chocolate, Camembert and Tomato and Rhubarb and Custard, to name just 3 of the dozen or so on offer and at a price of just £1.40 including butter and jam then really what’s not to like?
Decor has been updated since my last visit making for a lovely cosy feel to the place and the fridges and counters were brim full of what looked to be tasty treats. Can’t comment on the rest of their food currently but feel in my role of advisor to Bog Mill visitors it would be sensible to return again in the near future, purely for research obviously! And if you do make it along yourselves during your stay please let me know how you get on.
Leave me any recommendations you suggest in the guest books in the cottages and I’ll feed that info back for others to benefit, and obviously I’ll have to test them out myself too if they sound really good, it’s a hard job but someone has to do it! Rx