Sometimes your experience of a place puts the food in the shade, and dominates the memory long after things have been digested. Miller’s was one of those places, as my abiding memory will be of the excellent banter I enjoyed with the owner and one of the other customers.
I’d popped in for a breakfast roll, but soon discovered that they didn’t do such things, with their food focus more on lunchtime sandwich fare. The counter man suggested an egg mayo roll topped with some crispy bacon and that sounded pretty good to me. I added a coffee, to aid my waking up process.
As he prepared the items, the discussion turned to football, the sound thrashing that the Spanish teams had recently suffered at the hands of German teams, and then took a strange detour to the merits and demerits of Manchester United, with some particularly curious tactics around how to best express ones dislike of certain football teams.
It’s hard to convey quite how hilarious this whole episode was. Rarely have I had so much fun in an eating establishment, this early in the morning. If I had been accompanied by regular quester Frances, who likes nothing more than a good natter about footy, we’d probably still be there.
As it turned out, the roll was perfectly decent, and the coffee quite good. But both of these things were entirely secondary to my enjoyment of the experience.
So overall, this probably isn’t the most helpful review in history, as it’s just a wee story about a silly conversation I had. That’s sometimes how things go, though. I’d happily go back, as the fare on offer seemed solidly decent. The sparklingly off-the-wall banter will live long in the memory, so I hope you get to sample some of it, when you visit.
Blythe scores Miller’s
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: egg mayo and bacon roll
I drank: americano
I wore: tweeds
Total bill: £3.50