Nothing says the summer is here like a meal out with family or friends.

Beefeater has launched its seasonal menu and I went along with my husband and our toddler to try it out.

We visited on a baking hot day and were very much in need of some refreshment on arrival.

The cherry bakewell mocktail looked gorgeous and tasted even better.Harrow Times: The cherry bakewell mocktailThe cherry bakewell mocktail (Image: Sophie Cox)

Reminiscent of the cake of the same name, it featured cranberry juice mixed with cherry and amaretto syrups, topped with a cherry and cocktail umbrella. It was a delicious summery drink that was most definitely moreish.

For starter, I chose the nachos, which were topped with cheese, tomato and red pepper salsa, guacamole and salad cream.

I enjoyed the opportunity to sample the different dips with the crunchy nachos. I also opted to add pulled beef which was full of flavour. - there is also the opportunity to make this dish vegan-friendly if desired.

Harrow Times: Nachos topped with pulled beefNachos topped with pulled beef (Image: Sophie Cox)

My husband had chicken goujons, which were served with ’74 BBQ sauce (or ’74 hot sauce if you fancy more of a spicy kick).

He enjoyed the goujons and felt the tangy sauce was the perfect accompaniment to dip them into.

My husband’s choice of main was the flame grill combo – a meat-lover’s delight.

It featured half a rack of ribs, a chargrilled chicken breast, grilled chicken wings and a hot-link-style sausage served with corn, a generous portion of fries, BBQ sauce and coleslaw (though he ordered it without the latter).

Harrow Times: The flame grill comboThe flame grill combo (Image: Sophie Cox)

He thought the chicken breast, which was moist and full of flavour, was the highlight of a tasty dish.

The chicken wings had a delicious, crunchy coating while the ribs were also very nice.

Those that enjoy a bit of heat will love the link-style sausage, though it was a little too hot for my husband’s personal taste.

I went for the BBQ chicken tower - grilled chicken thighs served on top of half a jacket potato and flatbread, accompanied by chips, corn on the cob and salad.

The chicken had a nice chargrilled taste to it, reminiscent of summer barbecues, however I felt there was not quite enough to balance out the carb-heavy combination of chips and jacket potato.

Harrow Times: The zesty lemon tartThe zesty lemon tart (Image: Sophie Cox)

For pudding, I opted for the zesty lemon tart - a flavour I have long been a big fan of. It was a light, summery end to the meal, although perhaps not quite as strong a flavour as may have been expected from the 'zesty' description. 

My husband had the cookie dough and ice cream. Drizzled in chocolate sauce, it was a lovely end to the meal. The crumble topping was absolutely delicious and elevated an already excellent dessert. It also wasn’t too big so may suit those wanting something a little lighter for pud.

Harrow Times: The cookie dough and ice creamThe cookie dough and ice cream (Image: Sophie Cox)

We had a lovely experience trying out Beefeater's new summer menu and left feeling comfortably full.

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