I was joined today by Stuart, a friend with whom I have a catch up a few times each year.Part of the Corn Exchange complex of venues, Bert’s is a very stylish little spot with room for around 50 people in a nicely appointed cafe. It’s heavy on classic wood and elegant cornicing and has a lovely feel to it.
Our visit was at breakfast time, so I was in bacon roll mood. We both added coffees, which were decent.
The friendly counter man popped over to our table, after we’d ordered, to see whether I’d like a little salad garnish with my roll. This sounded intriguing. When things arrived on a piece of slate the intrigue was resolved.Bacon roll on a slate? I’m not sure, but I admired the ambition.
The salad was just a few leaves, but it had a nice, simple dressing, so was a good addition. The bacon roll, although a little on the squashed side, proved to be very good indeed. Profuse bacon was encased in a good brown roll. It was a firm thumbs up.
So overall, I was glad to finally visit Bert’s. It’s a really lovely little spot and is trying very hard to produce things to a good standard, and succeeding in no small measure. I’d be happy to recommend a visit.
Blythe scores Bert’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
Today’s questers were: Stuart, Blythe
We ate: bacon roll
We drank: coffees
We wore: leather jacket, striped suit
Total bill: £6.35