The Fire Station in Cheltenham has been open a while now; after not being able to make the grand opening and what with life being pretty hectic, it wasn’t until recently that we finally went to check it out.
With the family in tow, one Saturday evening we entered the 110 year old building, that bares no resemblance to it’s age.
We headed to the bar area to grab a drink before taking a seat at our table.
The bar area is large, with restaurant seating not too far away on the ground floor as well as on the upper floor. The bar is quite noisy, especially on a Saturday night, so for next time I would probably request a table upstairs.
With the cocktails flowing and food ordered we eventually forgot about the noise and enjoyed catching up on what we’d all been up to since the last time we saw each other.
We all ordered a mix of starters, that involved a lot of forks/hands reaching across the table to make sure we got a sample of everyones.
They included chicken wings, croquettes, charred cauliflower, lamb kebabs and a pork terrine. I can confirm that all were well thought out and cooked to a high standard; with the lamb kebabs as the stand-out dish.
For mains, our expectations were now high. We all ordered something different and were probably able to tick off most of the items on the menu.
All dishes came with a side of fries and green salad – which came in a couple of large bowls to share across the table. I’d normally disagree with this, with the fear of not getting enough chips, but there were plenty to go around!
By the end of our mains we were all stuffed and decided to save pudding for our next visit. We also fancied a couple more cocktails, which were only justified by sacrificing pudding.
I had high expectations for The Fire Station, since it can be quite hard to secure a table. On arrival with the noise from the bar, expectations were not met; however after trying their food along with some fun cocktails, we all left on a high and keen to return soon.
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