Food Review // The Penny Bank

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Value for money is lower simply because some local takeaways offer a slightly bigger portion for the price. But the food was delicious, hot and arrived on time.

We were invited to try the brand new dining experience at The Penny Bank on Scunthorpe High Street.

We arrived for the Lunch & Evening menu, grabbed a drink and took a seat at a numbered table. We browsed the menu and then placed our order at the bar.

My mum opted for the Fish and Chips and I went for the homemade Steak & Ale Pie with mash and green beans.

Fish & Chips

After a little wait the food came very well presented and freshly cooked.

The fish was so big it barely fit onto the board. The batter coating the fish was light and crispy and the fish inside was cooked perfectly, flakey and soft. The fish lay on a bed of hand cut and cooked chips. It must also be mentioned that it wasn’t greasy and mushy like you might expect from your local chippy. So pretty impressive and it wasn’t hard and tough to cut through the batter. I’m pretty sure the mushy peas weren’t out of a tin either and they were a delightful side bonus to the dish.

It is slightly more expensive than some other local eateries but the quality was there and I know the ingredients have been sourced locally so it’s bound to cost a little more than bulk buying a load of stuff from the cash and carry.

My mum is quite the critic when I take her out to eat and I can safely say she didn’t have any complaints.

I went for the Homemade Steak and Ale pie. It arrived carefully placed on a good helping of creamy mash, which contained some sort of herb and maybe an extra ingredient that just gave it a slightly sweet taste. The green beans were also fresh, not frozen and they had a nice bite to them. The pie filling had big chunks of beef coated in a thick ale infused gravy. The pastry was cooked well and for shortcrust it was enjoyable. I’m always more of a puff pastry fan by personal preference.

Inside the pie

All in all, it was a pleasant experience. It was in the daytime so it was a relaxed and chilled atmosphere and hats off to the chef preparing and cooking all that food alone. I get stressed cooking one meal nevermind several. The staff coped well even with a few first day hitches, nothing was too much trouble and we will be back again to eat in the future, I’m sure.

Check out the menu here

The Penny Bank Pub, 160 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6EN

Our ratings:

Quality & Taste:

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Value for Money:

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Atmosphere & Service

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Overall Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Value for money is lower simply because some local takeaways offer a slightly bigger portion for the price. But the food was delicious, hot and arrived on time.

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