Eating Out: Bistro gives new aspect to food offering

The Aspect cocktail bar at The Lotherdale Hotel on promenade central.
The Aspect cocktail bar at The Lotherdale Hotel on promenade central.
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Eating good food? At a reasonable price? While overlooking a stunning Bay sunset? Yes please.

Aspect cocktail bar and bistro ticks all the above boxes.

Housed inside the Lothersdale Hotel on the prom, Aspect fills a gap in Morecambe’s eating out market. Namely, tapas.

Aside from Jose’s bar at the other end of Marine Road, the Spanish national food is in short supply in town, as far as I’m aware. But Aspect devotes an entire section of its menu to the tasty dish.

Delicious meatballs in tomato sauce, Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas, mushroom ravioli, chorizo in vodka and a range of seafood choices, topped off with bread and olives with dipping oil.

That’s not to say that Aspect is solely a tapas bar, because it offers steak, chicken, pork, venison and fish main courses too. The fillet of salmon (£11.95) is well worth trying, while pasta al ‘arrabiata (£7.95) is a strong cheaper option. Desserts vary from day to day.

The menu is quite meat-heavy and a green salad option, especially with the tapas, would not go amiss. But no complaints about the food, it was cooked to perfection.

As a cocktail bar, quality drinks are plentiful and a crisp Pinot Grigio was just the ticket for washing down the tapas.

Service was speedy and polite, and our two boys were well looked after.

Aspect is definitely somewhere you can take the family, as well as for a drink after work or on the way into town, a group night out, or a romantic meal enjoying the jaw-dropping views from the window.

Highly recommended.