The cost of dining at the Lucky 7 Canteen would have our old orange-faced friend David Dickinson apoplectic and foaming at the mouth ranting:
Cheap as Chips…Cheap as Chips!
like a man possessed. Lunch starters are £3 and Mains £4 across the board! Specials will cost you a bit extra but still very reasonably priced at £10.
My mother in law might have a few things to say on the decor however…I think it looks pretty funky rocking the old ‘jakey chic’ look with the wallpaper half ripped off the wall – but the more conservative of you might think it looks a tad dishevelled.
OK, on to the food – oh, but before I do, can I just say that the service was excellent – really friendly and helpful.
To start I had the Blackened Chicken Skewers with a Lemon Mayonnaise – which was majorly lemony – which was really good – ate really well with the smokey, charcoally flavours on the chicken.
The good lady-wife opted for the soup – which on this fine day was Carrot and Coriander – don’t know why I’m posting the picture of a bowl of soup, I’m sure you all know what one looks like – but, hey ho. Report on the soup: Delicious sweet and herby flavours – very good bread (baked on-site I wonder?).
Okey dokey – onto the mains: I plumped for Burger with Cheese and Onion rings – Real burger – made from real meat – with real flavour – what i would say was that it was maybe a little on the dry side – would have benefited from a relish or sauce – but on the whole a great burger. The onions rings on the other hand were outstanding – best onion rings I’ve had in ages – not the kind you get that are all processed with tons of E numbers and preservatives – just fresh onions sliced, battered and fried – very good. Apologies for the half eaten burger -I was so hungry I was stuffing my face before I realised I hadn’t yet taken a snap. The coleslaw wasn’t great.
So, good lady opted for the Fish and Chips – Fish was OK – batter could have been crispier. But great chunky and crispy and soft chips and quite probably the best Tartare Sauce I’ve ever eaten. But the cherry on the top was a chip shop pickled onion. On the whole not the best fish in the world but as a complete dish – very good indeed!
Lucky 7 is not a fine dining experience – but the food is very good. It may be simple and rustic (stews, bangers & mash, casseroles, burgers etc) but its honest and tasty – maybe a couple of small mistakes – but you overlook these in light of the overall package. There is real value for money and the service on this occasion was excellent. Next time ill try out the specials – because I’ll certainly be back. On the whole its a 8/10 for me.
Lucky 7 Canteen
166 Bath Street
0141 331 6227