It might be part of a mini shopping complex, but family-run Broadley’s bistro has a sunny outdoor terrace for eating and drinking, and quite the range of dishes that should suit every taste and tum size, and good use is made of local ingredients and seasonal produce.
Small plates (don’t get angry, they can be eaten as starters) include chicken liver parfait and goat’s cheese salad – and when we were checking the place out in May, there was a whole section dedicated to British asparagus: grilled and served with a poached egg and Serrano ham; in a risotto with oak-smoked salmon, pea and Parmesan; alongside a seared king scallop and smoked eel. Mains also favour our seafood friends, with three fish dishes (and that’s on top of the small plates of pan-fried sea bass and a pasta dish with haddock). There’s fish and chips with peas and tartare sauce – you can pick between battered or breaded. There’s also fish pie with buttered green beans, then there’s a very accomplished-sounding grilled cod with chorizo and butter mash, smoked tomato sauce and samphire. A Caesar salad has salmon or chicken options, and meats couldn’t get meatier than a New York strip sirloin steak with beef dripping chips, chicken butter, green beans and Café de Paris sauce. Veggie options include the likes of Moroccan-spiced aubergine and chickpea tagine with couscous. There’s oak-fired pizza (including gluten-free options) on Sundays – or Weekend Wind Down, as it’s known in these parts. Brunch is served daily until 3pm, and has your usual avocado and sourdough, muffin and poached egg options, along with Broadley’s Best (full English to thee and me), a good old sausage sandwich and sweet waffles.
Dessert-wise, you’re spoilt for choice, from a classic apple crumble to an imaginative raspberry and sorrel sorbet. There’s panna cotta and crème brûlée, and, in season, there’s forced Yorkshire rhubarb with vanilla custard tart.
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