Until a few months ago, I'd never been to Derby's Pitcher & Piano before. You may have seen previously that I attended their VIP terrace launch night back in July and had myself wondering why I had never visited.
Although Pitcher & Piano is a chain, I've found from the few that I've visited that each one is very individual i.e. no two are the same and all have their own little quirks which is lovely to see.
I met up with my friend Emily for a post work catch up on Friday evening around 6pm. When I arrived the place was already quite full and had a great atmosphere.
We took a seat in the bar for a drink before heading over the the restaurant for food.
I ordered one of their mocktails, the Passionfruit Cooler. I had one of these at the Nottingham P&P and fell in love with how refreshingly fruity it was. For a non-drinker this is amazing.
We'd been reserved the cutest little booth table at the rear of the restaurant. It was so private which I prefer in a restaurant, plus it has comfier seats. The surrounding walls were decorated with little knick-knacks giving it a very vintage vibe.
After a top up of my Passionfruit Cooler, it was time to get some grub. I was so hungry and ready to go. Pitcher & Piano have just launched a new menu ready for Autumn/ Winter with dishes to suit those looking to indulge or even those who are just after a light bite.
I decided to be one of those people who want to indulge and chose to have a good old Burger. In particular, the Maple Glazed Bacon Burger. If you read my reviews often, you should know by now how I have a love of the whole sweet/salty food trend, so to me, this was a winner. All of their burgers now come served in these delicious brioche buns and with a side of Rosemary & Sea Salt Fries which I must point out were incredible. I loved the seasoning. All in all, a big thumbs up from me.
Emily is a big fan of Jerk Chicken so went for this slightly different take on just that. By being covered in breadcrumbs, this dish is pretty similar to a Kiev and although not as spicy as you'd be expecting, it's still packed full of that Jamaican flavour.
After being so stuffed from the main courses, there was no way I could fit in a dessert. That was until I saw those three magical words 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' which came with a big scoop of Vanilla Ice cream.
It was a great end to my meal. The sponge was so soft, not dry at all. The whole thing was just perfect. I may even go as far to say that it's possibly the best STP I've ever had.
So, if you've ever considered a meal at Pitcher and Piano in Derby then I'd say go for it! I had a great time with delicious food and attentive service from all members of staff.
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