I tried the offerings on the new menu at The Wheatsheaf in Grimsby - review

-Credit: (Image: Donna Clifford/GrimsbyLive)
-Credit: (Image: Donna Clifford/GrimsbyLive)

Earlier this year, one of my favourite pub/restaurants in Grimsby underwent a stunning £500,000 renovation - complete with cosy yet contemporary décor, trendy touches and a relaxed atmopshere.

In January, The Wheatsheaf on Bargate closed its doors for three weeks to allow for the works to take place and treat the popular spot to a long-awaited makeover.

Having popped in once or twice shortly after the restaurant re-opened, I was able to take in the lovely new look of my local - but hadn't yet had chance to try the new menu, which launched back in April.


With us now being in July (which I can't quite wrap my head around), I figured that it was about time for me to see the new dishes on offer - so off the three of us went after work and school was finished for the day to enjoy a welcoming weekday treat.

After opting for one of the comfy new booths to sit in, we had a browse of the menu. I went for the Falafel and Spinach burger, which was described on the menu as being topped with Cathedral City plant-based slice and served on a toasted brioche-style bun with lettuce, sliced red onion, tomato and burger sauce.

The Spinach and Falafel Burger -Credit:Grimsby Live
The Spinach and Falafel Burger -Credit:Grimsby Live

Instead of fries on the side, I swapped these for a side salad and swapped the plant-based cheese slice to a regular cheese slice, which the server behind the till was happy to accommodate. This dish came to £10.79 in total.

My partner went for the Tandoori Chicken Skewer (£11.99), which was served on a flatbread with fiery jalapeño tzatziki, gem lettuce, mixed grains, pink pickled onions and hot sauce, alongside skin-on fries.

On the kids' menu, three courses for under 6's costs just £6.49 and two courses costs £5.49, which I thought was really, really reasonable. My little'un decided on two courses - cheese and tomato pizza with chips and beans and a 'Fruit and Veg Rocket Ice Lolly' for dessert.

The food came within about 15 minutes, and we dug in. I wasn't overly blown away with the appearance of the burger, if I'm honest, and I think the dish did appear a lot smaller because I'd swapped the fries to a side salad. But, the burger itself tasted lovely, and the chickpeas and spinach within it were seasoned to offer the perfect amount of spice. OK, so it wasn't quite Earth Burger standards, but it was still tasty.

Appearance-wise, my partner's Tandoori Chicken Skewer dish definitely looked a lot more appealing. The chicken was coated in a spicy marinade and served on a colourful bed of lettuce, sweetcorn and pink pickled onions, with the sauces - the perfect combo of mild and fiery - drizzled over. Yum. I'm thinking I'll probably order this, or the Halloumi Skewer, next time we visit.

The Tandoori Chicken Skewer -Credit:Grimsby Live
The Tandoori Chicken Skewer -Credit:Grimsby Live

For dessert, we decided to go all out and treat ourselves to a Caramel Cheezecake each, which was described on the menu as a creamy coconut-based topping on a cinnamon biscuit base, served with raspberries in sauce. These were served quickly, and I was absolutely blown away by the portion sizes. I'm pretty sure the 'cinammon biscuit base' was a Lotus Biscoff one - and it was one of the best, most indulgent desserts I've had in ages.

The Wheatsheaf has always been a go-to for my family and I over the years, and I think the new-look restaurant looks fantastic. Next time I visit, I'm planning to order from the evening set menu, which costs just £14.99 for three courses.