Standing proudly in the centre of Cheltenham, Storyteller Restaurant & Wine Room proved to offer an eclectic mix of dishes and a cosy setting for a mid-week treat.
Taking cover from the relentless rain on a dark and dreary January evening, Storyteller Restaurant looked invitingly cosy with its softly lit orangery-style dining room, Mediterranean feel and a huge warm welcome from our waitress.
Taking our seats in the rustic dining area with acoustic numbers setting the mood, it took some time to choose from the extensive menu, finally opting for starters of shellfish po’boy which combined handpicked crab meat, prawns and red onion, finished with a fresh chilli and tarragon mayonnaise.
Our second choice was a selection of warmed Mediterranean breads with dipping oils, which went down a treat with succulent marinated olives and a homemade cheese dip to keep our rumbling stomachs at bay.
Enjoying the inviting setting, we took our pick from the menu of exotic meats and innovative dishes, settling on the buffalo burger which was topped with smoked cheddar and bacon, served in a perfectly toasted brioche bun, and the signature chicken fajitas which arrived sizzling on a hot plate.
Cooked to perfection and topped with a heavenly red onion and maple relish, the buffalo burger didn’t disappoint and delivered on our hopes of a carnivorous dish worth venturing off the well-trodden meaty path for.
Meanwhile, sizzling on a skillet, Storyteller’s signature ‘Fajitas from Heaven’ offered up a generous portion of succulent chargrilled chicken served up with marinated onions, peppers and beans, along with fresh and tangy salsa and floury tortilla wraps.
With seriously satisfied appetites and little room for dessert, we opted for just a pair of perfectly crafted cappuccinos to round off the evening – soaking up the gloriously high glass ceilings and aboriginal touches peppered throughout this quirky venue. Thanks to a unique menu and superb service, Storyteller Restaurant proved the perfect remedy to brighten up even the dreariest of January evenings.
If you’re looking to treat your taste buds to something a little different, Storyteller Restaurant boasts a menu packed with exotic meats including everything from Kangaroo to Buffalo.
Fans of a foodie feast can take advantage Storyteller’s themed evenings including Burrito Sundays, Burger Mondays and Ribs Tuesday, where you can tuck into delicious dishes and enjoy a dessert for free.
By Sophie Bird
Thursday 25 January 2018
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