Being invited to do a review is lovely and when the whole family were invited along for the ride a day out was in order.
Big Luke’s at Intu MetroCentre invited us along to see what we made of their Menu. Of course I accepted and so a day trip was planned. ( I needed an excuse to go holiday shopping and this was an ideal opportunity to do so)
Big Luke’s is located in the Lower Yellow Mall in the Intu MetroCentre, opposite to McDonald’s and next to Namco. They are an all you can eat restaurant, serving a wide variety of dishes, catering to most peoples preferences. The Menu covers everything from Italian, American, Indian and Chinese, some true family favourites.
Mark and I love nothing more than a good feast but we find it hard to cover the tastes and preferences of the girls if we go out anywhere. Libby is very fussy on what she has to eat and will vary between only a few things, generally chicken nuggets, she won’t touch pasta, rice, cous cous, noodles, honestly the list of what she will eat is small. Penny, will not touch anything that Libby eats, with the exception of Sausage Rolls. She likes plain pasta, rice and cous cous. When it comes to a day out it generally ends up being Greggs on the run.
Reading the last paragraph, you will understand that to us, Big Luke’s is an opportunity for us to be able to sit down and eat as a family as they offer food we all could eat. (They also do an all you can eat breakfast which is served until 11.30 am, for £6.99 for Adults and the Children eat free)
Upon arrival the staff were very welcoming, we were seen too by two different members of staff that were both very polite, the Manager came and seated us on a more than ample table for all five us. She was lovely and explained in detail how everything worked. She showed us where the crockery was, and got us some glasses for our unlimited soft drinks.
Mark and Regan set of on a mission to fill a plate each.
Regan returning with a mixture of Vegetables and Mashed Potato. Mark took advantage of the very dashing looking Salad Bar and topped it off with Grilled Beefburgers.
The Girls were up next and predictably, Libby had Chips and a Burger in a Bun, while Penny had Pasta, Rice, Sausage and Chips.
I filled my plate with Chips, Rice, Fajita Chicken, Tortillas, Vegetable Noodles and some Salad.
I am super impressed with how fresh everything is and the kitchen is open so you can see what is being cooked and brought out. The front of house staff were constantly on watch for empty food stations and within minutes it would be topped up again.
Mark returned to the stations and came back with Chips and Gravy and Regan returned a few times each time coming back with something different.
Included in the price, for both kids and Adults, is dessert. There is a choice of Ice Creams, with Strawberry and Chocolate Sauces, Sprinkles and Wafers. Also there is Gateaux and Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake with Custard if you wish.
So needless to say the Girls and Regan saved some space. Strawberry Ice Cream with Sprinkles and Strawberry Sauce along with a wedge of Chocolate Cake to go with it. As you can see from the pictures these went down very well.
We finished up and paid a visit to the little girls room, which was spotless, said our goodbyes and went on a hunt for holiday bits and bobs.
I would highly recommend a visit to Big Luke’s. They are reasonably priced, relaxed, the food is lovely and fresh, it is perfect for what we look for in a family restaurant and would recommend that anybody gives it a try. We will certainly be returning, not one of us came away with a complaint.
Thank you for having us, see you next time…..