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Molly’s Grill & Pizzeria Restaurant Review

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Molly’s Grill & Pizzeria has fast become one of Lancaster’s most sought out restaurants and as we found out when three of us went to sample the food, it’s very easy to see why!

Molly's wings in bbq sauce in LancasterThe restaurant is owned by a local family who have years of experience and a love of great hospitality. With manager Stephen O’brien at the helm, Molly’s provides a varied and delicious menu in an enjoyable and intimate setting that is perfect for both group bookings or a romantic meal for two, making it ideal for Valentine’s Day.

Molly’s is located on Church Street in the centre of town, a stone’s throw away from Vue Cinema, a couple of minutes walk from Dukes Theatre and within walking distance of a great number of Lancaster’s finest bars and pubs making it perfect for the complete evening out.

We arrived on an early January evening, expecting the restaurant to be really rather quiet after the Christmas and New Year rush, but testament to the quality and value of Molly’s, many of the tables were taken. All the staff were friendly and attentive, and we were waited on impeccably by Gregg throughout our meal, who really caught the attention of our female diners with his handsome and charming nature, never without a smile on his face!

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As Lancaster’s freshest American-Italian dining experience, Molly’s focus is tasty food using the finest local ingredients and we certainly enjoyed everything on offer.

From the Signature Dishes menu we had the Stuffed Chicken Milanese: a roasted breast of chicken, stuffed with Parma ham, sun blush tomatoes and Lancashire cheese served with homemade chips and vegetables. The flavours of the Parma ham, tomatoes and cheese blended together deliciously with the chicken to melt in your mouth.

Molly’s Build a Burger offer was too tempting to resist: start with a delicious homemade beefburger and add a variety of toppings of your choice including several cheeses, salsas and sauces, onion rings, bacon and more. From the first bite, it is instantly evident that Molly’s succulent beefburger is homemade and with the toppings entirely at your choice, you’re sure to love their burgers. Even the bun is homemade in the kitchen, a relief to all of us who have suffered from poor quality buns crumbling to pieces in our hands!

We couldn’t visit a pizzeria without sampling from their staple pizza menu! We shared an Antipasto pizza, Napoli style topped with a selection of cured meat, rocket and parmesan shavings, crispy and delicious just as pizzas should be.

Perhaps the star of the show however, was the half rack of ribs and chicken wings coated in Molly’s own BBQ sauce, served with chips, salad and fresh coleslaw. The BBQ sauce was lick your lips fantastic and the meat truly tender underneath.

mollys-restaurant-tiramisuTo finish off we shared a tiramisu, a stalwart of the classic Italian dessert menu served with beautiful ice cream. Even non-dessert eaters won’t be able to resist this delectable treat, after all, coffee, cream and booze is the classic after-dinner combination, perfect for anyone!

Valentine’s Day at Molly’s

To top off our fantastic evening, Stephen made up one of his signature Valentine’s Day cocktails for us to sample. It was called P.S I Love You, and consisted of a blend of Baileys, Disaronno Amaretto and cream, the crowning touch to a beautiful meal, complementing the flavours of the tiramisu perfectly.

Undoubtedly, Molly’s has to be one of the best restaurants in Lancaster to enjoy your Valentine’s Day meal, the atmosphere is truly romantic and relaxed with a genuine feel of intimacy throughout the evening. The staff are courteous and attentive whilst respecting your privacy and you can expect an expertly crafted Valentine’s menu to ensure your evening will be one to remember. Though gentlemen, do watch out for Gregg; a combination of the twinkle in his eye and a couple of cocktails could lead the ladies astray!


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February 18, 2015