Archive for February, 2012

It’s Pancake Day folks!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

It’s Shrove Tuesday tomorrow (Tuesday February 21st) and that means many of us will be flipping pancakes!

Chef at The Urban Reef Restaurant Ben, has given us this pancake recipe. So if you fancy having a go and making some at home yourselves then just follow it.

The recipe makes eight, so it’s a good excuse to invite some friends over too:


-          250g plain flour

-          2 eggs

-          500ml milk

-          X2 tablespoons of caster sugar



-          Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl so it gets an airing.

-          Next add the eggs, sugar and ½ of the milk. Whisk it all up together.

-          It might be a little lumpy, but don’t worry too much, keep whisking and slowly add the rest of the milk until you get a nice smooth consistency.

-          Leave the mixture in the fridge for 15 to 20 mins.

-          Heat a pan and add a small amount of the mixture. Tip the pan from side to side to make sure you get a good even coating of batter.

-          The mixture only needs a few seconds before flipping it onto the other side.

-          Once cooked, slide onto a plate and enjoy with whatever treaty topping you like! Ben sprinkled some sugar on the pancakes, folded them into triangles and added seasonal berries and a dollop of ice cream on top. Delicious!

Urban pancakes

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New ‘2 courses for £10’ menu

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The sale month of January is now done and dusted, but being the lovely, kind and giving people that we are we thought we’d give you guys, our very wonderful customers, an offer to carry on into February with!

So when you come in from Monday through to Friday and eat in our bistro, you’ll be able to enjoy our new ‘two courses for £10’ menu, any time from noon till 5pm.

Have a look at our menus page to download a copy of the menu.

Two courses for £10 menu

We look forward to seeing you soon and if you’ve got any questions, just give us a call: 01202 301509 and we’ll be very happy to help. X


A treat for Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

We know that buying Valentine’s gifts can sometimes be a little tricky! There’s the standard bunch of flowers, or perhaps a box of chocolates with the cuddly toy… ;) So to be a little different this year, we’d recommend buying an Urban hamper from our little sister Urban Reef!

Filled with lots of ‘lurve’ and plenty of goodies, your loved one will be grinning from ear after receiving this little lot. The Urban Reef hampers are filled with:

  • x2 choc chilli cookies
  • x1 gingerbread couple
  • x1 gingerbread ‘I love you!’
  • x1 bag of choccy truffles
  • x2 heart cupcakes
  • x1 bag of hibiscus shortbread hearts
  • If you’re buying a hamper for your lady friend the team will pop in a bottle of pink fizz and if it’s for your fella they’ll include a bottle of Palmers – they think of something for everyone ;)

To order your Valentine’s hamper for collection (£25 a hamper), please email: or call the team on: 01202 443960 to reserve one.

Happy Valentine’s Day! X

Urban Reef Valentine's hamper!