ASK Italian, Malvern
6-8 Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4PZ
26th April 2018 - Lunch
Popped in for lunch on a Thursday, nobody on reception so we took ourselves upstairs. Great décor and a nice friendly atmosphere, there were only a few tables taken so we could take our pick as to where we wanted to sit. We sat by the big windows overlooking Belle Vue Terrace.
Our waiter came over to welcome us, very friendly and brought us a shot glass of Sicilian lemonade to sample (not for me as it had sugar in it), nice touch though.
The Kitchen area was open which was good to see and there was also a sunny courtyard to the rear so you could sit outside on a warmer day. Generally, a nice interior, clean and bright.
We asked to look at the Vegan Menu, a good selection and much better than most ‘Chain’ restaurants, and they offered vegan wines & beers too. Looking at the Main Menu there were lots of vegetarian options, the bread & nibbles were all vegetarian. From the starters (12), Pasta dishes (16) and Pizza’s (16) four of each were vegetarian. They also offer to make meals vegetarian if you wish. Interestingly there were no vegetarian options on the Salad menu? I’m guessing they would have made one of the salads veggie if we had asked.
I chose the SPECIAL Pea & Prosciutto Risotto £13.25 and made it veggie without the prosciutto for £11.30. A vibrant pea and asparagus risotto topped with baby watercress and vegetarian parmesan. It was really tasty and just the right amount for a main meal.
Linda chose one of the NEW pasta dishes – Purple Basil Pesto Genovese £12.25 Green pesto and cream sauce, with fine green beans and pine nuts, topped with purple basic pesto.Linda said it was really tasty until unfortunately she found a hair in her food….. but the staff responded immediately and offered to make another one for her straight away. Linda chose to go for the Pea Risotto instead and they quickly made her replacement dish. When the bill came they hadn’t charged for Linda’s meal which was appreciated.
Overall a good experience, the restaurant was empty by the time we left hence the empty photos, the staff were very friendly, our waiter came over to say goodbye as he was leaving after finishing his shift.