Park Lane Tavern (***)
1250 Fordham Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23464
I came for a beer but stayed for the fish n chips.
I will say that enjoyed my experience at Park Lane Tavern, which is a British-inspired pub. The hubby and I had to lol for a little bit because the ceiling of the tavern has a huge painting of the European Union’s flag.
I was like, I thought that the UK was not a part of the EU any longer. Perhaps, Park Lane Tavern did not get the memo, or they are hoping that the UK will rejoin the EU. Actually, maybe the physical vibe of the restaurant is British, but they have cuisines from other EU countries.
Anywho, on to the food. While we were deciding on what to eat, the waitress told us that the day’s special was fish n chips. Once I heard that I was sold.
Goat Cheese Dip
Fish n Chips
I’m gonna say that this was the BEST fish n chips that I have eaten in a very long time. OMG, the fish was fried perfectly (ie the breading was not soggy as hell and the fish was nice and flaky) and the fries had just the right amount of salt on them. I’m glad that I gave Park Lane, as an establishment, a second chance. A couple of months before this visit, the hubby and I had brunch at the other location in Hampton. That experience was a hot mess for the following reasons:
- The food kinda sucked. I get really annoyed when restaurants screw up simple things like eggs.
- The Hampton location is way too large for the amount of staff they have. As a result, the service was very slow.
I saw this photo and it took me back!! Loved the VA Beach location!
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Oh yeah. You were in/near the Kempsville area (I think).
We lived more north, in the Norfolk area, but would go toward Kempsville for food/shopping.