In my 18 months of living in the East Riding I had never ventured to the village of Brandesburton, but after hearing a friend giving glowing reviews of Bert’s Pizzeria I had to see what the fuss is about.
We took the fairly short drive from Bridlington to Brandesburton down the A165 and on arrival we were very impressed with the modern look of the building next to the lake.
We had tried booking a table for an alternative night but the restaurant was fully booked, though on the Monday night we attended it was fairly quiet.
After having a glance at the menu online before we set off we were excited and actually unsure on what to go for with the range of dishes on offer.
My eyes were drawn to the kitchen area where you could see the chefs in action and seeing a pizza oven made my decision a fairly easy one to make.
The wooden decor invoked a rustic yet modern atmosphere and made you feel very warm and welcome.
We were both drawn to the same one, the Camembert Sharing Plate. The dish arrived in no time and whole camembert oven baked with honey, thyme and garlic served with a warm ciabatta.
The presentation on the wooden board was fantastic and in my opinion it was a perfect starter. A lovely gooey baked Camembert with crispy bread for dipping in is always a winner. We both loved the starter and I think the dish could have gone back on the shelf with no cheese wasted.
It was a great way to start the meal and for main course I decided to have something different. I don’t think I have ever gone to a restaurant and not ordered meat but this occasion was an exception.
I ordered the Roasted Veg and Blue Cheese Pizza for £9.95 which came on a thin base. The pizza came with roasted red peppers and courgettes along with the blue cheese. The size of the pizza also was bigger than my plate and I was unsure if I could tackle it. But after my first bite I was determined to finish every last bit.
The dough was the perfect thickness and the blue cheese really gave it something different. My only criticism would be that I would have liked to have seen maybe some red onion on there too.
My friend ordered the Smoked Cheese and Chilli Burger that came with skinny fries. She was delighted with her choice and was complimentary of both the meaty 8oz burger and the chips. The skinny fries were salted and crispy and were fantastic.
Usually we never manage to fit in a dessert but the array of choices on the menu tempted us so much we decided to share a sticky toffee pudding – my favourite dessert.
The warm toffee sponge was swarmed in a delicious toffee sauce with a scoop of toffee ice cream.
The service on the night was great with the team of waitresses being very friendly and checking on us regularly.
Our visit was on a night but, after seeing pictures online, I hope to return to Bert’s again during the day for the sweeping vista across the lake.
The whole dining experience was enjoyable and the food really did live up to rave reviews from my friend. The modern food complimented the modern premises and I look forward to my next visit.
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