The Loft

Star Travel Rating

3/5

Review type

Things to do

Location

Date of travel

December, 2015

Product name

The Loft

Product country

Brigg, North Lincolnshire

Product city

Brigg, North Lincolnshire

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Reasons for trip

I had 45 minutes to wait for my bus connection in Brigg. Although it was a sunny December morning it was cold, so I decided a piece of cake was needed. The choice in “the Steel Rooms”:http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/review/restaurant/156924-review-the-steel-rooms didn’t appeal this morning so I decided to try The Loft instead.

As its name suggests this is is in the loft, above the eclectic Grandad’s Shed on the main shopping street in Brigg. The steps to the restaurant are through the shop. These are quite steep and there is no wheelchair access.

It is a long thin rather dark room as the only windows look out on a blank brick wall and the low ceiling does make it feel a bit oppressive. It is nicely furnished with plain wood tables and upholstered chairs, but it is a little congested as there isn’t a lot of space between the tables. If busy this isn’t the place for intimate conversations.

There is a small counter with a selection of homemade cakes under glass domes. There was the usual selection of coffee cake, chocolate cake (which looked a bit anaemic and could have done with a bit more chocolate powder), passion fruit cake, fruit cake and lemon drizzle cake. There was also an uncut Victoria sponge which looked very appetising with a sprinkling of coffee powder over the topping. I decided on this.

Service was quick and pleasant.

The Victoria sponge looked more exciting than it tasted. It was a rather solid, uninspiring sponge with synthetic filling and topping and a thin smear of jam. I was reminded of why I tend to avoid Victoria sponge … At £2.40 it wasn’t expensive, but I didn’t enjoy it.

The Loft serves a range of breakfasts from toast to a large all day brunch at £5,75. Plates seemed to be large but let down by tinned tomatoes. There is a wide range of paninis, sandwiches and toasted sandwiches as well as jacket potatoes and salads. Prices range from £5-6. Soup of the day with a roll seemed a bit expensive for £4.50. Main meals are priced at £6.95 and include pies, sausage and mash, chicken or gammon steaks. There is also a specials board. To finish off there is a selection of tradition puddings including bread and butter pudding, jam or treacle sponge or rice pudding.

I understand the Loft is run /owned by the same people who run the “Cafe Courtyard”:http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/travel-product/restaurant/139749 in the Angel in Brigg. The cake selection is similar.

Given the choice, the surroundings of Cafe Courtyard are more pleasant, although it doesn’t have the same range of hot meals at lunchtimes.

ESW

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