I need very little encouragement to get dressed up. Wedding? Yes, I’m there! Dress up party? Tell me the theme and I’ll agonise over it for ages to find the perfect outfit. Fancy date nights? You’re speaking my love language. So when friends (who are just about to have their third little bundle of joy) wanted to go out for one last night on the town I knew exactly where I wanted to go.
And no guys, this isn’t sponsored. We spent all of our hard earned cash monies on this experience but it was one that I want to remember, hence me writing about it.
I’ve been basically stalking The Silo Hotel since it opened a while back. The museum is really high up on my bucket list, to see the art yes, but also the architecture. It is quite incredible what they have achieved there. And yes, I never thought I would care that much about architecture either. But when you have to knock walls to see what they are made of when out with your man, you start to develop an appreciation of these things.
We also looked at potentially spending one night in the actual hotel. So we googled the prices and then laughed and laughed and laughed. We settled for their restaurant options instead.
There are three options in terms of food there. The rooftop bar (with street food) that was totally booked up even though we tried to book months in advance. The bar, which only serves bar type food. And then The Granary Cafe. We booked for the Granary Cafe which thankfully still had a spot open on a night that we could all get baby sitting (the struggle is real).
Our table was booked and the plan was to pop into the bar (which the only place that you don’t have to reserve a seat) to have a drink. Which we did.
Then it was time to settle in at our table.
There are a lot of varied food options that really do cater for all food needs. I opted not to have a starter because I’d stalked the menu and saw the most delish sounding dessert. And I was not disappointed. It was all kinds of lovely! I also had the fillet steak that I topped up with chips, but really could have done without. My eyes were definitely bigger than my belly. Seth didn’t have the dessert but went for the mussel starter instead. Lisa had the prawn pasta I think. Everyone was really satisfied with their choices.
All in all I do think it’s one of those things that you have on the bucket list and want to tick off. Those iconic places that you need to go to at least once right? For a special occasion or something.
The food was fantastic, the service was amazing too and we were really chuffed with the whole experience. But for me it’s just that. An experience. This is obvs not somewhere that you go all the time. Because damn son, money doesn’t grow on trees yet does it? It’s also probably not a place where you should say obvs. But YOLO and all that.
We took a walk after that to see where else we could go for drink but were surprised that there was nothing that was open at 11pm. Where do all the young people go that only leave the house at 10 for a night out? We realised that we were old though, and headed home. But it was a great night!