Recently I was searching online for a cheap restaurant with a menu that took my fancy. I happened to accidentally stumble upon The Raven when I pressed the wrong link on my phone. This was one of the few mistakes in my life that I really do not regret.
Situated on Renfield Street, The Raven is a venue I must have walked past many times without actually noticing it. The Raven has a spacious open plan bar and restaurant area with a chill feel to it.
To start I decided to try the baby back ribs. I have never been tempted by ribs before but I decided it was time to try. They were marinated in a honey glaze and served with BBQ sauce (my not-so-guilty-pleasure.) I’m incredibly glad I chose the ribs because they were beautiful. Succulent and full of flavour, the ribs were my meal highlight. The sweet-sticky taste was a delight to the taste buds. The meat was cooked perfectly and just fell off the bone – so there was no awkward fork tugging or finger eating.
For my main I had a beef chili burrito with sweet potato fries. For those who do not know the ins and outs of the burrito it is a flour tortilla filled with with rice, beans, cheese & salsa, and meat or veg of your choice. So basically it’s like the perfect combo. For only £6 you get a huge (!!) and stuffed burrito (that my boyfriend couldn’t even finish) and a large helping of delicious sweet potato fries. The main on its own would be enough to fill a person up.
As an added bonus The Raven provide a large selection of condiments placed on every table to accompany your meal, plus a roll of kitchen towel for anyone who decides to choose the main course half rack or full rack of ribs.
EXTRA added bonus – they serve cocktails!