Homely hub of good value grub

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - EATING OUT - Ruth War­ran­der

TUCKED away in a quaint coun­try­side vil­lage, the pic­turesque drive to Meth­lick's Ythanview Ho­tel was a slice of heaven af­ter a long week in the of­fice. I was thank­ful I'd taken my mum’s ad­vice to book a ta­ble, as ours was the only one go­ing – the place was bustling and had a warm, homely at­mos­phere. To start, I opted for the chicken liver pate with Cum­ber­land sauce (£4.25). I heaped the coarse oat­cakes with the de­li­cious creamy pate and sweet plum­coloured sauce. I could tell my friend's tem­pura prawns (£4.95) in a de­li­cious light crispy bat­ter with mor­eish sweet chilli sauce were a hit by the sud­den lull in con­ver­sa­tion. I usu­ally steer clear of cur­ries un­less I'm at an In­dian restau­rant, but I'd heard rave re­views about Jay’s hot home­made curry (£8.50) so I just had to try it. The loaded plate­ful of ten­der chicken in a spicy sauce, on a bed of sticky bas­mati rice was ac­com­pa­nied by a cou­ple of crisp pop­padoms and zingy mango chut­ney – per­fect to mop it all up. My friend’s whop­per of a chicken burger (£7.25) was coated in spicy bread­crumbs topped with two large slices of ba­con, lemon may­on­naise and home­made chips. Def­i­nitely value for money. And af­ter a cou­ple of drinks, our bill came to just £31.55 – a to­tal bar­gain for such a great meal with friendly ser­vice. AD­DRESS: FOOD:

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PIC­TURESQUE: Meth­lick’s Ythanview Ho­tel.

Meth­lick

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