Eating out with children can sometimes be a nightmare. We have been there in the past, you order food and wait an age for anything to be served up. Children are sometimes that hungry and irritable they just need food. Straight away. Often when they are like that and we are caught out and about we usually end up a fast food outlet, however, I have just found out Brewers Fayre now do an all you can eat buffet which is instant pub food. No waiting to be cooked and served up.
The buffet is called Chefs Counter. Each day is something different.
Monday - Curry Night,
Tuesday - Viva Mexico.
Wednesday - Burgers & HotdogsThursday - Curry Night
Friday - Chip Shop
Saturday - World of Chicken
Sunday - Carvery
Adults meals range from £6.49 to £9.99 depending on which day you attend. Children's meals are £4.49.
We went along on Wednesday to Brocklebank in Crewe to try it out. We chose Wednesday as it was burger and hotdog night, we knew the girls would be easily pleased. The counter opens at 5pm until 8pm, and you can go up as many times as you please.
Arriving at 5pm we hoped to get tucked in straight away to the promised burgers, corndogs, hotdogs and sauces. Unfortunately they were slow at getting it ready. The main burger patties, chips, onion rings and potato dippers were ready along with beans, bacon and mushrooms. However, there was no buns for hotdogs or burgers. There were no condiments or salad. After prompting twice for buns, some dried out, close to being stale buns were placed out 25minutes after opening. Once the deputy manager was made aware the salad finally appeared too.
I felt there was something missing when I was there so checked the menu when I got home. I believe many more condiments were missing like burger relish, spicy mayo, and gherkins. I'm not sure if they are branch dependant like some of the drinks that were on the menu, that this particular branch did not stock, or whether it was forgotten like the basic rolls for burgers and hotdogs.
Whilst J enjoyed tucking into a HUGE burger....
Perhaps we just arrived on a bad day? On a positive note; The food was hot, the chicken breasts were moist and the burgers were meaty. For the price of the all you can eat it is great value, and if served up on time would be perfect for families in a rush.
*We were given a £50 voucher to try out the Chefs counter at Brewers Fayre. All photos, words and opinions are my own.