The Brasserie, Morecambe
If you’re looking for somewhere different to dine in Morecambe then why not try a taste of Greece.
The Brasserie has been on Queen Street for many years under different ownership but nowadays brings a welcome Mediterranean flavour to the town.
Under the management of Lazarus Christodoulou, The Brasserie has a diverse menu of both Greek and English food to tickle the tastebuds.
I visited recently with my wife and son on a whim on a balmy summer’s evening; the kind of night when Morecambe Bay resembles the Med!
This was the first time we’d ever dined at The Brasserie and we were really impressed.
On arriving at the restaurant, we were welcomed by waiter Giacomo, who was extremely polite and attentive.
The restaurant is small inside, with just a few tables. We had the place to ourselves at the time we arrived (around 7pm on a Thursday) although the atmosphere soon picked up when a large, lively party arrived on a work’s night out.
Most of them had clearly been before and were greeted warmly by Lazarus and Giacomo.
Food-wise, we all chose the Meze Banquet, wanting to sample the authentic Greek experience.
Described as “a culinary journey around the Mediterranean”, the banquet costs £16 per head and includes several courses of dishes including feta cheese salad, pitta bread with Houmous and other dips, Gigantes beans, Stifado beef stew, chicken and pork skewers, and a plethora of other meat-based dishes. There is also a vegetarian version of the banquet on offer.
There was plenty to go around the three of us, and the food was full of flavour.
We could have chosen from a full evening menu of Greek starters and main courses if we’d wanted. Maybe next time!
The daytime menu is slightly different, with some Greek options like moussaka, but mainly focusses on English favourites like scampi, gammon and a traditional roast. So there is pretty much something for everyone.
The service was great, the food was delicious, and it was also refreshing to be able to walk in off the street and not have to book - although with the small layout this might not be the case during busier periods.
With the main town centre pubs just a stone’s throw away, The Brasserie is the ideal place to dine to kick off your night out in Morecambe. Or you can walk off your fulfilling meal with a stroll along the prom and pretend you’re in Rhodes, as we did!