Slug & Lettuce have unveiled their first Durham venue, bringing a wealth of glitz and glamour to the city.
The brand new site on Walkergate is filled with deluxe decor, bright colours and a very high end feel. The neon hues, and bold floral prints that are paired with dark timbers, spots of gold and velvet makes this the ultimate cocktail hangout.
Featuring a VIP Cocktail making station, the bar boasts endless opportunities for luxury fun, with a wallet friendly budget, and countless instagram opportunities for you and your friends.
Birdcage booths fill the lower seating area and provide a VIP experience for lunches, catch ups, quiet drinks, dinners… any occasion. These can be booked in advance too so you can guarantee yourself a seat.
I was lucky enough to perch myself in a birdcage with my gorgeous cousin for a bite to eat and a cheeky non-alcoholic cocktail. It was a girly treat to celebrate the end of a tough week, and I was desperate to get in and give this place a go.
Of course, Slug & Lettuce is a chain, and they’re all over the country, but this one is brand new and absolutely stunning, I had to have this one as my first S&L experience.
S&L offer an assisted service setting, which allows you to find a seat where you like, and then order at the bar before the servers bring you what it is you like, and then they’ll check on you from there.
Knowing that I wanted to give this place a review, we ordered a sharing platter, and a trio of mini desserts and a special from the drinks menu.
The S&L Sahrer is priced at £14.49 and is filled with pulled beef sliders, bbq glazed riblets, chicken wings, garlic bread strips, onion rings, fries and some crudites.
There was easily enough food for two or three people, and it was a great way to eat a variety of foods from the menu. It is incredible value for money, and acts as a nice, hearty alternative to a traditional afternoon tea style meal.
For dessert, there is a selection of miniature desserts, of which we selected, Bailey’s Profiteroles (vegetarian), Salted Caramel Bites (vegan, but may contain traces of dairy) and Churros. I was desperate to try the Macaringues but they were sold out, which is devastating, but gives me a fantastic excuse to go back!
This trio of desserts cost £7, or were priced at £2.99 each.
My favourite is definitely the Bailey’s Profiteroles… They taste like Christmas!!
Finally, the drink. It was £4.95, and included a 25p donation to CoppaFeel, and there was also a two for one deal on the drinks. The Berry Boobtini. Strawberry puree, coconut syrup, cranberry, lime and apple juice then topped with cream and a cherry. A mocktail that still feels like a naughty treat.
I want to point out that this post is funded completely by myself, and that I wasn’t asked to post anything about this visit. I just had such a lovely time, that I thought you deserved to know about it too.
The attention to detail leaves Slug & Lettuce feeling like a fairytale that has come to life. I imagine that it’s the perfect setting for a baby shower or engagement party, but is also the perfect place for a catch up with your favourite people and a couple of posts for your instagram!
Have you been here yet? What do you think? I want to see your photos!!