After our excellent pub crawl in St Anne’s the night before, my partner and I were in no condition to cook, so we decided to eat out for lunch. With it being Sunday, we both thought a Sunday roast dinner would be very appetising and decided to venture into Lytham town centre. We opted to visit Spago. Spago is an Italian restaurant owned by Tony Vavoso and his wife Helen. Spago is located in the heart of Lytham town centre on Dicconson Terrace.
We were greeted by the owner Tony on arrival who was incredibly friendly, as were all his jovial staff. You know you’re in a good place when all the staff are really happy. This was my first visit to Spago, and I was overwhelmed by the large choice of wines and drinks, despite having a hangover, there was no stopping me today!
We were guided to a nice table, which was immaculately clean. The pleasant waiter asked me if I wanted a baby chair, which I politely declined as my son likes to sit with us on the chair. The waiter was very child friendly which is always good for us as our baby boy can be quite a handful!
We were presented with the Special Sunday Menu, which had a varied choice. I was told the special menu is always changing which is fabulous as a lot of other restaurants lack variety. As I knew I was going to go for the Roast Lamb, I opted for a nice bottle of red wine! At Spago if you go for the three course option, you get a free bottle of red, however with me being a lover of red wine I upgraded this to the higher end bottle and ordered a delightful Puerta Vieja Rioja for just £10 extra! The waiter came over with the wine …….which was heavenly. It soothed my hangover and put me in a much better place!
I ordered the shrimps for starter, and my partner ordered the crab. The waiter even commented that they were big portions so allowed us to have a side plate for our little boy, which was very kind of him, and it showed this place wasn’t a greedy establishment.
The shrimp starter was just yummy, and my partner literally wolfed her crab starter down! The bread that accompanied it was very tasty too. The waiters were very attentive and asked us if everything was OK.
The main course promptly followed, and the waiters topped our glasses up with more wine from the bottle. The lamb was a really generous portion and cooked to perfection, it wasn’t tough at all and the taste was amazing. It was a match made in heaven for my choice of wine too. The roast potatoes and the rest of the vegetables were also just fantastic. My little boy also loved the lamb, potatoes and even though he doesn’t speak much he said “yummy”. The two Yorkshire puddings were scrumptious and the mint sauce was definitely homemade!
We were now onto selecting our desserts. My partner’s eyes lit up with joy when she spotted they did Tiramisu, which she ordered without hesitation. I, on the other hand, had to finish the rest of the wine as my partner could only manage one glass, so I thought I’d be sensible and ordered the cheese and biscuit option – as any fellow food connoisseur will concur, wine and cheese beats any sweet dish hands down!
When the desserts arrived my partner got stuck straight into her Tiramisu, she ate it that fast I thought for one minute someone was going to take it away from her! She ate the Tiramisu faster than a star-nosed mole! However, she confirmed it was “the best”! I savoured my cheese and biscuits, enjoying the texture of the cheese along with nice slow sips of the wine. The bottle was nearly finished at this point.
The whole afternoon was just a superb experience, from start to finish. I cannot wait to visit this venue again. The bill came in at a £87.85 which for a three course Sunday lunch of such a high standard was very reasonable.