I have never been to the Beefeater in Stirling before, in fact I’ve never been in a Beefeater in my life, but recently I was given the opportunity to go to the one in Stirling and have a try of its new menu. They have revamped the menu and added starters such as duck wings and a salt beef board to the starters, everyones favourites of surf and turf and added more burger and steak options to their mains and added more pudding options to delight everyones sweet tooth.
I was really worried to begin with that because I’m not a massive meat eater that I wouldn’t find anything there that I liked, and I can be really picky at times, but the options on the menu were amazing and I ended up having a really lovely dinner. Another thing that worried me a little was that as my boyfriend has Coeliac Disease he can’t have gluten, and I had noticed that on the menu there wasn’t any dietary information other than what was Vegan or Vegetarian. This is something I am noticing more as a partner to someone who has dietary requirements, there often isn’t much help on the menu and therefore you have to ask. They were extremely accommodating at the Beefeater Stirling and I was truly impressed with the amount on offer that was gluten free, however I wished I could’ve seen on the menu instead of having to ask the waitress.
Despite that small problem, we had a wonderful date night and all the staff were so nice to us throughout our time there. The food portions were really big and we were both so shocked by the size for how cheap the dishes were. We also found the drinks were really good prices as some restaurants can put their prices up because theres nowhere else to get your drinks from, but we both chose to have a drink as we got a taxi there. I got Rekordelig Wild Berries and Jordan got a Magners.
To start we got 8 crispy chicken wings with BBQ sauce, both Jordan and I were so glad that the batter on the chicken was gluten free and we were both pretty much addicted to these, we even thought about ordering more but chose to opt for a main course instead. The batter was actually really nice and light, little to no grease was on them as well however the waitress did offer little lemon pocket wipes incase we made a mess. They were really warm when they got to the table and they went so well with the BBQ sauce, there was an option of piri piri sauce as well.
For mains I got the Smothered Chicken and Jordan went for the 10oz Steak medium/rare, I have never had steak before however I am not a fan of beef or anything too meaty (I know it sounds so stupid) but I did try some of Jordan’s steak but my mind was not changed. My Smothered Chicken was chicken with bacon on top and BBQ sauce and melted cheese which was to die for, it is something I order (or something similar) usually and it is a favourite of mine and this did not disappoint. It was cooked to perfection with a side of chunky or skinny chips and coleslaw and salad.
Jordan’s steak was actually much bigger than I expected too, it came with a side of chips of your choice and mushroom and tomato which Jordan must’ve enjoyed because he left a clean plate at the end of it. He said it was cooked perfectly and that it was a really nice meal and great quality for money.
As it was our first date night in ages since Jordan works away we decided to go for a pudding as we felt we deserved it. This was the one area which kind of upset us on the gluten free front with pretty much nothing being gluten free or having gluten free options, Jordan went for the Rocky Road sundae but had to not have the brownie bites or wafer in it which upset me a little as we were almost getting half the actual pudding. I went for the melt in the middle chocolate cake and ended up eating it before remembering I should’ve taken a picture for the blog (oops) but it was gorgeous with a rich oozing centre of molten chocolate.
All in all it was a good night and we ended up going for drinks after however I do wish they had more dietary information on the menu and had more options for those who are gluten free, but that might just be because it affects me more now. Thank you to everyone at the Beefeater Stirling we had a great time and will no doubt be back to have more meals now I know how nice it is there.
They were nice enough to offer my followers and readers 25% off your next visit with my code: 588113001 this code is only valid for a short time so get down to the Beefeater Stirling soon.