Last month we visited the newly refurbished Pemberton Beefeater restaurant in Parc Pemberton, Llanelli. It had been quite a long time since I had last visited a Beefeater pub so I was interested to see what changes had been made.
The first thing that struck me was the decor, it has totally changed from looking like any other chain restaurant to being a smart yet comfortable place to enjoy a family meal. The open kitchen appealed to the foodie voyeur in me and the friendly staff made us feel right at home.
It’s here actually that The Pemberton excelled. The staff couldn’t do enough for you. Yes I’m sure they knew we were there to review but every table was treated with the same attention to detail and cheery demeanour. They knew all about the new menu and the recommended dishes and our children were both fussed over and spoiled with activity packs.
When it came to ordering I knew I wanted a burger. I could smell the grill and I would have been disappointed if I had chosen to go with something else but what to start with…
I chose potato skins with a sour cream dip whilst Andrew chose loaded nachos. Izzy had some vegetable crudités which she really enjoyed munching on while creating some artistic magic.
For our mains we both went for burgers with fries and slaw whilst Iz chose chicken pieces with fries and beans. For desserts Andrew opted for an ice cream sundae whilst Izzy enjoyed some ice cream and I opted for a retro Blackforest gateau which was a very generous slice and it defeated me but what I ate was so good!
In fact all of our meals were great, freshly cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the food we enjoyed.
Overall we left impressed with the quality of food, the ambience of the restaurant and the eager to please staff. I’m sure we will return.
*Our meal at The Pemberton was complimentary for the purpose of this review.