This blog has always been and always will be, about making Bingley a better place and promoting local businesses and events. I want to be part of making Bingley a great place to live for everyone – including my own family, and doing whatever I can to help others. Bingley has been on the up now, for a few years, and the recent addition of Martinez and soon a Marks and Spencers food, makes me very excited!
But now, we actually have a great restaurant too – to add to the already great cafes and bars – but we’ve never really had somewhere that not only works well for us as a family, but is also great for date nights for hubby and I – a rare thing admittedly these days. Introducing – Galo’s Kitchen!
“We are a family friendly Italian restaurant in Bingley. We are a local family run business who specialise in home cooked food.”
Bingley has been crying out for something like this for years – and now we have it! So on Wednesday night we went along with my parents-in-law, to check it out and see what the fuss was about. There is parking outside from 6pm, which was great for us as my father-in-law is disabled, and steps going upstairs from the street, but with plenty of room and a good banister, but just something to keep in mind if you’ve a pushchair or use a wheelchair.
The restaurant was quite empty when we got there at 6pm, but when we left at 8pm was almost full – on a week night in the summer holidays! Not bad going, already word has spread about the quality of the food and service.
We started with a glass of procecco, which was excellent. I like mine to be quite fizzy so I asked for a new bottle to be opened, which was done without question – perfect. We decided to go for the early bird menu, which frankly is amazing value.
I chose the calamari and the sea bream.
I was amazed at the portion sizes considering the cost – very generous indeed.
There was a kids menu too but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo – I think it was £5.95 which includes main (pizza, lasagne, pasta etc) a drink and a pudding – good value I thought.
My in laws ordered the steak for their main course, I was surprised to see steak on an early bird menu without a supplement, they said it was cooked to perfection.
For pudding, I ordered the Italian version of Creme Brulee – again it was huge! Absolutely amazing taste, I could tell it was home made rather than from a shop, but in a good way if you see what I mean? In fact everything had that fresh cooked, home made quality to it, you could tell that everything was made to order, though service was quick even so. Speaking of service, Zara was very friendly, attentive and great with the kids – just what you need.
I would highly recommend Galo’s Kitchen for families, couples and next time plan to try the A La Carte menu which includes scallops – I also noticed a lobster pasta on the specials board which sounded delicious.
I did not receive a free meal or discount for this review, all thoughts are my own.