LOCATION; BISHOPS’S STORTFORD
‘At Skew Restaurant & Oyster Champagne Bar we aim to bring you the exciting and authentic taste of Gazientep – traditional Turkish food with a unique and exciting regional twist.’
I’m going to start this blog post by saying WOW. Last night I went out for dinner with one of my friends from work and we thought we’d try out the new restaurant in town, Skew. I have heard lots of buzz about the new restaurant and how everyone is excited to try it so I got there first just so I could share my opinion with you guys (I’m nice like that). If you’re due a date night, a catch up with the girls, a special occasion, your dogs birthday, your fish’s birthday, whatever tiny little reason you can think of to treat yourself to dinner, take it from me and just GO!
We dined at 6pm!
Honestly, dress to impress. This sort of restaurant looks like it belongs in London, it’s very classy, sophisticated and everything just feels expensive.
It really is just beautifully designed, the décor is very fancy and the glass is so bloody clean that when we were sitting upstairs in the cocktail area we jumped thinking there was no glass, so claps for the glass cleaner! It really is just beautifully designed, the décor is very fancy and the glass is so bloody clean that when we were sitting upstairs in the cocktail area we jumped thinking there was no glass, so claps for the glass cleaner!
From the minute we walked in, the vibes were good; energy doesn’t lie and this is so important when dining out, you want there to be a warm ambience and to feel as though you’re welcome and that’s exactly how I felt when I arrived. There were no rude huffy puffy staff; they were smiling as if you’ve gone round your extended family’s house; very warm and friendly.
It was early evening, I had a fresh Pineapple juice – my fave!
What was the food like…Well well well. What can I say. Skew, you’ve made yourself top of the list in Bishops Stortford in my eyes and in fact the best food I’ve eaten all year (I know it’s only Feb. but I’ll update you). The food was absolutely to-die for. Honestly, I’m not a big eater, I get full up quick but it’s the kind of food you get really angry about leaving because you don’t want the chef to be insulted if you don’t eat it all because it literally tasted that good. To be honest with you, when I make it, and some day I will, if I could hire the chefs to be my in-house chef I would do just that. Divine.
We were actually shocked at how reasonable the prices were, I reckon if you wanted to have a few glasses of wine with your meal then bring about 60 pound but we had soft drinks, 3 starters, two mains and a side and it came to 60. So 30 pound each is not bad for the evening at all. (ps.my pound sign disappeared on my laptop so I had to improvise).
If you read my blog you will know that the staff is one of the key things I look for when going out to dinner, even if the food isn’t to my taste or they’ve messed up an order, the staff is what will make you have a pleasant and memorable experience. For me, the staff were very friendly and non-judgey; I say this because Bink didn’t get the memo and came in very casual attire, thinking it would be frowned upon, they respected us all the same; (being nice gets you everywhere).