Restaurant “Steaks on a Plane” serves dishes from a disused Russian airliner
If you want something a little more exciting than Nando’s or Frankie & Benny’s for your next meal then we definitely have the place for you.
Steaks on a Plane in Bolton is different from most restaurants in that instead of being in a building, food is served from a disused Russian airliner turned restaurant.
It’s not something you see or hear every day, is it ?!
It’s almost impossible to miss the imposing structure, which is parked on the A676.
Passers-by will spot the gleaming Boeing 737 – which is cut in half with the wings removed.
The restaurant opened in 2015 and serves street food to punters.
The name is a pun on the cult Hollywood movie Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L Jackson, if you haven’t guessed it already.
However, in addition to its comical name, it’s also quite unique, as you hardly ever see restaurants set up in old planes every day.
However, is it good?
Well luckily the folks from Manchester Evening News took a trip there to find out for us.
Writing on the site, journalist Thomas George wrote: “At first glance, it doesn’t look like any plane I’ve ever been on.
“There are no cramped seats with minimal legroom and there are no crying babies or noisy bachelor parties in sight.”
He added: “The interior of the plane has been completely transformed into an elegant restaurant filled with tables and benches. Only the original cockpit remains fully intact.
“A glance at the puff menu reveals an impressive array of grated steaks, burgers and wraps, but there’s a surprising lack of puns. I can’t tell if I’m disappointed with this or not. “
Thomas said the meals were “prepared in an open kitchen at the back of the plane” and his arrived in just 15 minutes.
Each dish is apparently served in a styrofoam tray, but they are not stingy on the portions.
Thomas tried the ‘Original Menu’ steak and fries (£ 9), which he said ‘tastes much better than it looks’.
He wrote: “Stacked high on a bed of fries, the grated steak is delicious and not at all chewy.
“And it’s nicely seasoned with a chili sauce that I select from a range of options.”
On top of that, he tried the chicken steak and fries, with the meat lightly marinated in an “Asian spice”.
He described the £ 7 dish as “moist and delicious” and said the chicken came with a “more gourmet portion of fries and a side salad”.
‘The Insanity Burger’, which pairs grilled chicken with sliced steak, a fried egg, melted cheese and ‘jalapeño bombers’ – all for just £ 6.70, was also sampled.
And despite its generous size, Thomas admitted it was “disappointing”, adding, “It’s a disappointment to find that the cheese on the” Philly Cheese Wrap “is not actually melted.”
In addition to tasting the food, the writer took a look before leaving.
“Before I go down the same stairs that we went up, I put my head in the cockpit and I am faced with a mass of controls and buttons,” he said.
“It’s a bit of a gimmick, sure, but it will delight airplane enthusiasts and kids alike – a pilot’s cap is even available for the pictures – and I guess that’s the essence of Steaks we have. Plane.”
On his experience at the restaurant, he concluded: “It would be hard to argue that Steaks on a Plane does not bear his name. He does pretty much what he says on the box.
“The bill was just under £ 30 for four huge dishes and two soft drinks which seemed like good value for money considering the size of the portions.
“I will definitely be back soon. “
Sounds good to us!
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