New restaurant The Oven, is cooking up a storm across Middlesbrough, establishing itself as one of the town’s most popular places to eat.
The restaurant opened last October in a prime spot off Linthorpe Road, on the corner of Southfield Road and the fabulous interior and atmosphere really set the scene.
With a wide choice of different food styles mainly involving fish or meat, The Oven doesn’t fail to impress.
The food is also affordable, with prices ranging from £11.95 for one course, £15.95 for two courses and £19.95 for a three course meal.
The food I ordered was absolutely to die for, I went for a garlic bread starter which was on a lovely soft baguette served with a salad garnish. I particularly enjoyed this starter as it did not leave a massive after taste of garlic like most garlic breads do.
I also tried the soup of the day which was nice and simple tomato soup. This was served with warm miniature bread buns and butter. Very affordable and extremely good value for money as you got a big bowl full that could satisfy more than one person.
Now onto my main, I went for a classic Chicken Parmesan as I am a huge parmesan fan and this was most definitely delicious and perfect sized portioning. The chicken breast was a little thinner than expected with a lot more cheese but the texture and taste was unbelievable. The parmesan came with a portion of chips and side salad which was perfect sizing for one person.
I was that full from my starter and main I was unable to get a dessert which I was most disappointed about as I was really looking forward to a sticky toffee pudding.
I was very satisfied with my meal from The Oven and would most definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
The Oven has a large choice of drinks from soft drinks to beers, cocktails and even champagne, with prices ranging from £3.60 for beers to £6.50 for a cocktail.
First impressions of the restaurant was the vibrant yet classy atmosphere with the outside of the restaurant covered with grass and plants while the inside was bright and funky to make you feel like you are somewhere a bit extra special.
It was a busy Thursday night when we our group of 25 visited and the only downfall was the noise, as it became difficult to hear each other and then became a struggle to be able to communicate with the staff members without raising your voice.
The majority of the party went for the two course meal at £15.95 with a few that decided they could hack the three course meal at £19.95.
It is definitely that type of restaurant that is suitable for couples, friends and families as it is able to accommodate for everybody, as our ages ranged between three months old to 65- years- old.
Why not take a sneak peak at the photographs that the company supplied to intrigue you to take a visit.
The restaurant is open Monday to Sunday, 12pm-2pm and 5pm-9:30pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm-8pm on Sundays.
The food, drinks and staff were all absolutely amazing and we will definitely be returning to try out other meals. Fantastic experience for our first visit.