Love a good brunch? Love a good buffet? If like me, you answered yes to both of those, then Ned’s Sunday Feast is right up your street! It’s no secret I love a good brunch, but the added element of it being a buffet means I can feast to my heart’s content.
This was my first time at The Ned and I fell in love with the elegant décor from the moment I walked in. The Ned is actually a hotel, and what used to be a bank, is now home to 8 different bars and restaurants as well as the hotel itself. I had done my research ahead of my visit and noted down various areas to get a photo of, including the original vault door. Which now serves as an entrance to one of their bar areas.
There was a live jazz band playing in the middle of the foyer and all around you had the buzz of diners eating and drinking. There was also a lot of light coming in from the semi-transparent roof, so it was a lovely setting across the tables.
Service & Experience
Upon arrival, there was a short wait as several parties were already waiting to be seated. We were soon ushered to a table. The table itself was far too small for the four of us and we had to request to be moved. This was handled quickly enough by one member of staff, although we were then almost asked to move back by another member of staff who hadn’t realised we asked and had been given approval to move.
I didn’t have time to get over the somewhat ‘rude’ tone from the staff, before realising that the new table we sat on had dirty glasses. I had to ask our server for two new glasses as the water glass and prosecco flute had remnants of lip marks and marks all around. Our server was friendly and attentive enough, so I don’t want to seem overly negative of the place. And to be honest, our experience was more on the positive side after the first few hiccups.
A Seafood Diet
You’ve all heard of that joke; ‘I’m on a seafood diet, I see-food, I eat…’. Well Ned’s Sunday Feast really means it. There is an incredible selection of seafood to delight your taste buds. This includes shrimp, oysters, salmon and even lobsters. Yes, you read that right, lobsters!
This is definitely a seafood-lover’s dream. I love shellfish, so this really was a treat for me.
What Else Can You Feast On?
The seafood is not the only thing you can gorge on as part of this menu. There is also a great selection of salads, roast dishes and even brunch favourites such as avocado toast! I also saw a selection of breakfast foods such as sausage, bacon, mushrooms and porridge.
You can also expect to find a good range of cured meats, cheese and of course; dessert! The dessert choice was incredible. Ranging from cake pops, custard tarts and even a sweets selections.
Eat All You Can… No, Really…
As the name suggests the Sunday Feast is only available on Sunday, and is an-all-you-can-eat buffet! Your booking lasts for two hours, which is more than enough time for you to gorge on the selection of dishes.
They regularly clear dishes away so don’t be afraid to move onto your next plate. You will often find that your table is cleared when you return. They also supply you with a bowl of lemon water, great for anyone getting stuck into the shrimp and lobsters.
Drinks are not included in the price, however you do get a glass of prosecco (or alternative for teetotallers). With that in mind, the wines are not overly pricey so you may wish to treat yourself to a bottle.
If you’re unfamiliar with buffets, I suggest you hold back any temptation to overfill your plate. You’re able to go back and get new plates as often as possible within your two-hour booking. So pace yourself and save room for dessert.
I’d recommend starting as you would in any 3-course meal. Perhaps a seafood starter? I personally started with some oysters, shrimp and bread.
When plating up for your selection of roast, add one (or two) of their sausage rolls. These were actually one of my favourite things from the whole menu! They compliment the roast well, as it tastes almost like stuffing.
Times & Cost
Every Sunday @ 12-5pm
£45 per person, which includes a glass of prosecco (or non-alcoholic alternative)
Have you ever been to Ned’s Sunday Feast? What did you think of it?