All posts tagged: west bridgford

Can cook, but didn’t cook. A venture into (rather lovely) pre-prepared meals.

I think I can pretty much say we never eat “ready meals”. I am not averse to a good steak pie from a farm-shop or similar but ready-meals generally, nope. That is not because I am a food snob necessarily, (although I am, natch) we just generally don’t like the taste and my own food always tastes better. However, I made an exception this weekend, with a complicated Sunday of taxiing and trying to provide food, I decided extreme measures were called for to ensure we all got something decent for Sunday lunch. So I ventured over to “Cook” in West Bridgford. Cook is a frozen food specialist that claims they make “remarkable food for your freezer, made like you would at home” . I know, what you’re thinking  – posh “Iceland”. But you’d be wrong. Cook has a huge range of meals, mains, puddings, party food, even your entire Christmas lunch if you really wanted to push the boat out. The shop in West Bridgford is tidy, friendly and well designed, there is 2 …

A pleasant enough lunch at Mud Crab Pacifico, West Bridgford

So, in the week before Christmas I met up with a friend for a leisurely lunch on her patch  – West Bridgford. The main street there is now simply restaurant alley, and it must have the richest footfall of any high street in the county, no wonder the rents are such that virtually no start-up independents can ever get a foothold there. Still, there is plenty of choice for a girlie lunch with a couple of bottles of dry white (this was pre the new abstinence, I mean alcohol, guidelines – natch) We chose Mud Crab Pacifico. Last time I came here it was a Pizza/Pasta place I seem to recall. It is now a pizza/ burger/grill/steak place. What am I missing in the name here? And this is the problem for me, I am not really sure what Mud Crab is. It is perfectly nice though. The friend enjoyed her poached mussels in a curry broth with fries – (in fact she polished the lot off – and it was a pretty generous portion…) My …