The Red Lion, Mortimer
During The Great Lockdown of 2021, they were wondering what new and exciting things to bring to The Red Lion this year. After a lot of debate and uncertainty, they hit on an idea that they both instantly fell in love with- cook your own steak on a sizzling hot volcanic lava stone! They did some research into how to go about doing this and came across a company called Black Rock Grill who supply this concept in restaurants worldwide. They felt a little unsure at first as they love our local suppliers but then quickly found out that Black Rock Grill are based just down the road in Basingstoke.
When outside hospitality reopened on April 12th they trialled Black Rock Grill in their garden and it was an instant success. Their guests can cook their food exactly how they like it and it is more than just a steak dinner; it truly is a complete dining experience! If you are unsure their team are on hand to guide you and once you get the hang of it, it really is the most fun you can have eating dinner. They love the theatre of cooking great food which is often lost behind the scenes and this brings the excitement out of the kitchen and to your table.
They have now brought Black Rock Grill inside, and it is available 7 days a week. The meat, fish and veggie options will change on a monthly basis with their special monthly menus and they can't wait for exciting dishes like ostrich and kangaroo. It's definitely an experience like no other and the happy faces in their restaurant every night are testament to that!
They pride ourselves on offering freshly cooked dishes using only the finest quality food. From a quick pizza to cooking your own steak on a sizzling volcanic rock, all tastes are catered for. They have a monthly changing specials menu to keep their ideas as fresh as their ingredients
Their cellar is their pride and joy and looking after their beer is a focal point. They serve a range of Badger cask and bottled ales as well as draught lager, cider and an extensive wine list. Their drinks range changes frequently but expect to find a variety of drinks to suit every taste.
With their large gardens, fenced patios and beautiful red-bricked interior, they have the perfect space for any occasion. Get in touch with them to talk about your upcoming party, wedding or event and they will show you what they can offer.
- The Red Lion