On Friday I was invited back to my local Prezzo restaurant to experience their new Christmas menu. I was really looking forward to going to Prezzo as it’s definitely one of my favourite places to eat; the food is always great, it’s brilliant value and they’re local. I haven’t tasted any of their seasonal menu so was excited to see what was on the menu.
We were seated at one of the round tables in the middle of the restaurant and as we had Little Mr with us, we ate early (5:30pm.) The restaurant was busier than I thought it would be but the service was great. We had drinks within a couple of minutes and Little Mr had a colouring in menu and a bucket of crayons to keep him occupied whilst he sat in his highchair.
The Christmas menu looked really appetising and I was spoiled for choice. Diners can enjoy one of two festive set menus; Classic or Premium along with 25% of bottles of Prosecco throughout November and December, there really is a treat in store at Prezzo.
Regular readers will know that I’m following the Slimming World plan at the moment. With this in mind, I had saved up a lot of my syns for the meal and decided to enjoy myself. There was no way I was saying no to a slice of delicious garlic bread.
After perusing the menu whilst enjoying a selection of breads from the Bread Board, we placed our order. We ordered garlic bread as a starter for Little Mr with a cheese and tomato pizza with pepperoni for his main. Little Mr was given a smaller knife and fork which he loved as he is really good with his cutlery now.
The starters on the set courses all sounded really delicious, seafood aside. The classic menu features pea and ham soup, pane con cipolla, bruschetta and calamari. The premium menu has a choice of mozzarella in carrozza, crispy pasta, crab cakes and king prawns.
I chose Pan Con Cipolla and hubby chose Mozzarella in Carrozza.
When our starters were delivered within fifteen minutes of ordering, I wasn’t expecting my starter to be so big. It was enormous. I had a very generous serving of Pan Con Cipolla which is garlic pizza bread with caramelised balsamic onions and mozzarella. The dough was beautifully cooked with sweet caramalised onions on top with just the right amount of mozzarella and balsamic vinegar. It was so delicious I had to stop myself eating more than 3 slices but I was conscious of my main course being served. In actual fact, all the portion sizes were very generous.
Hubby’s starter was mozzarella in breadcrumbs with a pomodoro sauce which looked really tasty. The mozzarella was cooked beautifully with a crisp fried coating and the sauce in a dish on the side of the plate was the perfect accompaniment.
Our main courses came and I enjoyed Pollo Al Funghi which is a chargrilled chicken breast with mushrooms, spinach and a marsala wine sauce. Pollo Al Funghi is served with a mixed salad or house fries.
Hubby ordered the Roasted Duck Leg with rosemary mashed potato, green beans, butternut squash and mushrooms. Hubby really enjoyed his meal and said the duck was cooked beautifully. So tender that the meat fell off the bone. The vegetables served with the duck worked really well within the meal but hubby mentioned that the mushrooms overpowered the rest of the vegetables but it didn’t stop him enjoying the dish.
To our delight Little Mr really enjoyed both his starter and main course.
The pizza was enormous (8 slices) and would happily satisfy the greediest of children. He managed two and a half slices of pizza and made sure he ate all the pepperoni off the entire thing. The Children’s menu (designed for children aged 5-11 years old) was enjoyed by our 21 month old.
He wasn’t keen on pudding but that’s just his preference. He’s very much a savoury kind of boy like his Daddy so didn’t want his ice cream.
For £6.50, the Children’s Menu is brilliant value. The main course alone is worth the total price of his meal but to get 3 courses and a drink is just fab.
For dessert, I was intrigued by the ice cream and hazelnut bombe whilst Hubby knew straight away that he was having the chocolate orange truffle slice. Both deserts looked delicious but Hubby’s chocolate slice was presented really well and I was rather jealous.
The service we enjoyed at Prezzo West Bromwich was well received. They were friendly, attentive staff who offered their recommendations on the menu. All cutlery was changed throughout the course of the menu and drinks were topped up. Cannot fault the service from the staff at all. They even gave Little Mr a balloon which he absolutely loved and would not let go of.
We would definitely recommed Prezzo West Bromwich to anybody local. The festive menu is certainly different to other set Christmas restaurant menus as you don’t have to choose from Turkey or similar. The price of the meal is something we would have been happy to pay. The Classic set menu was £19.95 and includes a glass of Prosecco and the Premium menu was priced at £24.95 including Prosecco. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and can’t wait to go back again. Thanks to the Prezzo West Bromwich team for their service and smiles.
You can review the Christmas menu available from Prezzo here.
Disclaimer: We were invited to enjoy the Prezzo Festive menu free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.