Last night Dad and I went out for dinner, picking somewhere that we’d both like can sometimes be hard but this time it was an easy choice for somewhere local! After hearing great reviews and driving past so many times we decided on BLU BBQ.
Located in the middle of Bangor in High Street, no 52 it is a perfect location, local, central and close to all the bars and clubs if you want to head out after.
WHAT IS BLU BBQ?
Quoted from their website ‘Blu BBQ has brought wood smoked barbeque to Bangor.
Our Cookshack smokers are imported directly from the states guaranteeing authentic smoky flavours.
Come and try our Beef Brisket – hickory smoked on the bone for 20 hours, or how about our smoked pulled pork, served with our original Blu BBq Sauce!
We are kid friendly – with baby changing facilities available, as well as a separate kids menu.
We are fully licensed and can cater for parties of all sizes.’
HAVE A LOOK INSIDE
For more pictures check out Blu – BBQ’s gallery on their website
For more pictures from the Kitchen and preparing the meat check out Blu – BBQ’s gallery on their website
For more pictures from the Bar check out Blu – BBQ’s gallery on their website
Now for our night.
A fabulous range of food and drinks on each of the menus.
SPECIALS MENU FOR THE NIGHT
Not forgetting the COCKTAIL MENU
So much choice, but the first one I made was an easy one, what to drink! my friends had already been and had chosen the MELONBALL cocktail and told me how good it was, so that was a no brainer.
Next up was what to chose for the starter, now this was tougher!
I ended up going for the POPCORN SHRIMP with CAJUN MAYONNAISE. This was delicious, so light and fresh, not greasy and just a slight kick.
Dad went for the CAESAR SALAD WITH HOT SMOKED SALMON. Now I didn’t try this myself because I don’t like salmon, but he said it was delicious, the salmon had a slight kick and the smoking was amazing.
Did you know they smoke the salmon themselves in the restaurant?!
Next up was the main courses, again another tough choice, one where Dad and I decided to both get something each that we could share (I use the word share very lightly).
I went for one of the night’s specials, the CHARGRILLED 10oz RIBEYE, SMOTKED PAPRIKA BUTTERED LANGOUSTINES, CHOCIE OF SIDE, GARLIC & SMOKED LEMON MAYONNAISE. This again was completely delicious, you don’t get given a steak knife because you actually don’t need it, the steak just cuts like butter, most definitely the 2nd best steak I’ve ever eaten!
As for the langoustines they were lovely, I don’t think I had ever tried them before so I didn’t really know how to eat them, apparently you don’t go for the head lol.
Dad on the other hand went for the BLU BBQ SMOKED BEEF SPARE RIBS, he definitely wasn’t expecting something this size when they arrived! I wouldn’t like to see the size of cow that they came from!
The meat literally just fell off the bone! So succulent, tasty, juicy, meaty and cooked to perfection!!
For our sides we went for ONION RINGS and POTATO WEDGES. Absolutely delicious and not at all greasy or heavy like some can be.
Clean plates all round and completely stuffed, no room for dessert. However there was room for a dessert style drink to finish off the night.
A custom made cocktail made my the owner for me – A NUTTY IRISHMAN, Dad liked it so much he got one too. Oh this was so good but wow it had a kick and this innocent looking little drink has left me with a bit of a sore head today . . . Totally worth it though!!
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
(food served all day)
(food served all day)