Reviewed by Sandra McGhee
My family, husband and 3 children visited The Charter Table Table restaurant in Aylesbury for the first time last night and found it fairly easy to locate after inputting the postcode into the sat nav app on my iPhone. We left Dunstable about 6.15pm and arrived at our destination 5 minutes before our table was reserved for 7pm. We found a car space fairly easy and I noticed how busy the car park was so I immediately said to my husband that’s a good sign on how popular the restaurant is.
We were greeted and checked in with a very warm, friendly welcome and shown to our table straight away. On our way to our seating area I was shocked at how busy the restaurant was for a Monday night, but of course this is only a few days before Christmas Day so it was nice to see mainly families sitting down for dinner. I loved the layout of the restaurant instantly as even though it was huge it was very cosy and reminded me somewhat a little like a maze as there was lots of turns here and there and lots of cosy mainly private seating areas, I like this as its sort of felt like private dining but homely too and not too close to other diners (which I can’t stand) nothing worse than trying to have a conservation and feeling you have to whisper! When we was shown our table I was instantly impressed as we had our own little fireplace and the restaurant was decorated lovely throughout for the Christmas period.
When we were shown to our table we were told our waitress Meghan would be with us shortly. She arrived within a few minutes and introduced herself and took our drinks orders and advised us there were 3 separate menus we could choose from as well as a kids menu.
We decided the choices were more than enough but soon came to an agreed conclusion that we would order the Table Table Sharing Platter (this consisted of garlic and herb breaded mushrooms, spiced breaded chicken goujons, nachos, crispy salt and pepper prawns, onion rings, and garlic bread. Served with your choice of two of the following dips: BBQ, blue cheese, ranch, garlic mayonnaise or sweet chilli sauce. The price of this was £8.99 and for an extra £3.99 you could add the buffalo wings so we decided to include this too. I think this was a great choice for 5 of us sharing as both my boys had already agreed they wanted the crispy salt and pepper prawns so as we realised they was included in the sharing platter decided to go for that which meant they were happy and there was something for everyone. The drinks arrived within 5 minutes or so of ordering and the starters probably around 15 minutes later, it didn’t appear long at all.
My husband and I decided to go with the festive menu which both our choices included the traditional roast turkey dinner as a main and prawn cocktail for starter. My daughter was more than happy to order from the kids menu and chose make your own pizza with 2 sides, corn on the cob and French fries. Both boys chose fish and chips. All the food was very well presented and so tasty this was obvious as most of us cleared our plates (if there was anything left this was only because full and the kids wanted to save enough room for their desserts which they had no trouble selecting. I thought all the food extremely good value. 4 of us chose soft drinks which we chose the option of the free refills for only 40p more and my daughter had a glitterberry J20, the prices for the drinks is what you would expect from a restaurant, not extortionate but reasonable.
All in all a very pleasant restaurant with good food at reasonable affordable price. Our bill came to just under £80 and was good value. Would recommend, good friendly service and tasty food. Looking forward to our next meal at a local Table Table restaurant.
For more information, to view menus or to book a table click here or call 01296 336 855.
The Charter, 2 Rimmington Way, Aylesbury, HP19 8AW | 01296 336 855