Last Friday I turned 27, my boyfriend had the tough decision of deciding where to take me for my birthday meal, and he made a challenge for himself by wanting to take me somewhere I’d never been before. He picked me up at 6.45 and from chester we got onto the A55 and headed into north Wales, through the hills and past Moel Famau. We ended up in Ruthin, at the quaint and charming Myddleton Grill on the square, the building also known as “the 7 eyes of Ruthin” because of its 7 windows at the front. The staff were very welcoming and we were escorted up 3 flights of stairs to our table. The building has it’s rustic old beams, wooden floor boards and uneven wooden stair case however the restaurant has a contemporary feel. To start I had chicken liver pate with chutney served on Melba toast and Steve had mushrooms in a creamy sauce (I have to admit I did have a bit of food envy as the mushrooms did taste divine!) I thought it would be rude not to have the steak for mains, and I wasn’t disappointed, it was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection served with a mushroom, tomato and crispy onion rings. Included in the price was your choice of 2 sides, I went for fries and dauphinois vegetables – delicious! The boy did good!
For round 2 of birthday food, I booked at 3pm table at Davenport Farm Shop and Tearooms on the Saturday. I’ve wanted to visit here for years to sample the multi award winning afternoon tea they put on. You park up in the farm, the hens running around outside, its really quite idyllic! Inside the tearoom the walls are decorated with Alice and wonderland murals and cabinets filled with teacups and saucers. We had a nice long table for the 7 of us. We started off my choosing our tea- there is a mind blowing anount of teas to choose from, being a “medium strength tea drinker” I opted for the kwazulu tea. Your teacups are taken away to be warmed and the tea is brewed to perfection and bought out in tea pots. The cakes and sandwiches came out beautifully arranged on a three tier cake stand, which you shared between two. They cater for coeliacs and Faye was given her own gluten free stand. All the cakes are either made on site or from local producers, they were all delicious, I especially enjoyed the mini Viennese swirls which just melted in your mouth. After we had demolished the cakes, freshly baked scones that were still warm were brought out and we helped ourselves to jam and clotted cream. Beautiful!