Scarborough has plenty of pubs. As most towns do. Many of these pubs and restaurants offer ‘sizzling’ dishes. But there’s a new contender in town and they’ve brought in the big boys – The Rosette in Scalby has been refurbished and taken over as a Sizzling Pub. The only Sizzling Pub in Scarborough.
Now, admittedly, I don’t think I’ve visited a Sizzling Pub before. Though being a steak lover, along with my husband, who I decided to treat to a rare night out, we were very much looking forward to seeing what the new Sizzling Pub Rosette had to offer.
On entry, the Rosette had a wonderfully fresh, modern and friendly atmosphere. The decor was very wood-like. With different shades and colours, but without looking old. If that makes any sense what so ever!
The Rosette is perfectly designed. By that I mean that as well as there being the main restaurant/eating area, with a small area near the bar in front of a TV, with gambler machines, for just drinkers, the front of the pub actually acts as the main bar/drinking area. This layout is something I personally love, as I feel sometimes ‘watched’ while eating by those that aren’t and also, if sports are on, it can get pretty rowdy and a catch-up meal with the husband or friends can easily turn into a shouting match.
Now, I’m not one, normally, to order a starter. If you haven’t guessed by my love of cake, my sweet tooth rules the roost. However, I made an exception, as I felt I owed it to the review (Haha!) and also I’m pregnant. If that’s an excuse!
I love nachos and I was ever so tempted to get the house fried corn nachos, but I was actually swayed by the southern fried chicken pieces with peri-peri and sour cream sauce. Which, it turned out, was a fabulously yummy, but not at all filling choice. The southern coating of the chicken pieces was perfect and the peri-peri sauce was, well, let’s say, HOT.
My husband chose the garlic prawns, which were, in fact, king prawns, which were booked in garlic butter and came with a piece of garlic bread, just to make sure you were safe from the vampires. It was definitely hit, being demolished pretty sharpish.
Onto mains and some deliberation took place. My husband and I are very much steak eaters, so it was inevitable that we’d both choose that. However, not being a fan of a sizzler, I knew I had to take one for the team, I mean, it’s a sizzling pub in Scarborough, plus already pondering it, I decided upon the Tennessee loaded steak. Loaded it was. A sizzler pan with a bed of onions, an 8oz sirloin steak, topped with Crispy Streaky Bacon, THE most amazing bourbon glaze and melted cheddar, with a grilled flat mushroom, grilled half tomato, onion rings and seasoned chips. I mean. It reads like a thing of beauty and it did not disappoint. It was so good.
My husband chose the other loaded steak option of the Caronliner. However not on a sizzler pan. The Caronliner was a, 8oz sirloin steak, topped with prawns in garlic butter, served on a bed of sizzling onions with grilled flat mushroom, grilled tomato, onion rings and seasoned chips.
Both our steaks came cooked as requested and with each main priced at £11.50, we had no complaints and felt the prices more than reasonable for what you got.
With all hope being lost on my husband, as not a dessert eater, it was down to me. What a choice I had. treacle sponge is always a good call, though, generally my go-to after a Sunday lunch. Cookie dough cream pie sounded ah-ma-zing, though, I couldn’t help but think a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream would definitely be a better call, then there was a simple but yummy sounding caramel apple crumble. My belly was near full, so this seemed like a good call and thankfully, when it arrived at the table, the slice was just perfect.
In conclusion, our first visit to the Rosette was as expected and ticked all the boxes. Clean, updated, friendly, reasonably priced, yummy food. It’s also a point to mention that The Rosette is a family friendly pub, with a children’s menu and ample sized play area to the rear.
It is definitely somewhere that I have since recommended to people to try and will be returning to ourselves, with friends and a little boy in tow.