Tank & Paddle comes to the West End!And I couldn’t be more excited about it.
When I found out that they were opening their 3rd place in the West End, I couldn’t have been happier (my office is in the West End). What better way to celebrate the end of January (give or take a week – let’s not worry about that) than heading to Tank & Paddle?!
So off I went.
The bar and restaurant had everything I had come to know and love about Tank & Paddle – from the décor (I LOVE the new neon sign) to the smell of great food being churned out of the oven.
The atmosphere was electric. Loads of people turned up for the launch. What I love about the location of this Tank (other than being a 5-minute walk from my office) was its location on Heddon Street. Heddon Street is pretty well known for its faaancy restaurants, so if you’re looking for a "destination" restaurant, without spending the earth – Tank and Paddle is the one.
I ordered my favourite (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), The Billy Goat’s Stuffed pizza. It was as amazing as it always is. Not being a fan of beer, I opted for a vodka and diet coke (shocking). There’s not a lot that can go wrong with pouring that one – fab.
My friend ordered a few of the Meantime Brewery Fresh - served directly from the massive tanks in the bar, which he loved. He also sampled the Meantime Yakima Red, then sampled it again...and again. It was a winner.
I also realised just how much word has spread about Tank & Paddle’s infamous Dude vs Dough competition. 2 people tried eating a yard of Pizza and a Mac and Cheese in 15 minutes – and both did it! I have never seen so many people cheering on others to eat themselves into a stupor – but the atmosphere was great.