I had scoured the internet to find somewhere nice and local, that we had not been to before. It was my wife's birthday and I decided to pick the Boot in Repton because I had heard that the food was good. I had picked out a dish on the menu I thought she would like for her birthday dinner.
The parking is limited, with the carpark reserved for those staying in the hotel rooms, however there is adequate on street parking.
We went on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was very busy. I don't think there was an empty table. A vast majority ordered food so we knew there would be a bit of a wait.
I ordered the Boot burger, bbq pulled pork, bacon, mature cheddar, served with poppyseed slaw and fries (£10.95)
The burger was big and juicy. It was also nice to find "chunks" of pork in there. We ended up cutting the burger in half and sharing both our dishes as we both had food envy looking at each others meals.
My wife had the Scallop, king prawn, tempura cod skewer, Thai broth and basmati rice (£13.95). this dish was amazing and although I am a burger man this was definitely the better of the two dishes. I will definitely go back for this... and next time I wont share. The scallop was perfectly cooked and the cod came in a light and crispy tempura batter. The Thai broth was very good and had a perfect balance of Thai flavours, I could have easily had more.
We were so full from eating and having cake at home with the kids, but had to try the dessert on the specials that night.
The dessert was average. It's not served with the same panache they serve the desserts with at the Boot's sister venue the Dragon.
What they say:
The Boot, has just been renovated and refurbished, to a very high standard, and now offers luxurious accommodation, award winning classic and contemporary dishes and real ales including Boot Beer – which is brewed in The Boot’s own micro-brewery.