The One, Lytham, restaurant review - New addition to Lytham's dining scene deserves success

A pandemic rearing its head once more in the depth of winter is not the best time to be starting up in the hospitality trade.

Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 11:06 am

But the latest operators to take over this venue in Lytham deserve to succeed and get through these tough times.

The One opened just a couple of months ago in premises formerly operated as Java for many years, but more recently as Zoto.

It is well-placed in Lytham's main square where eateries jostle for attention, and after dark its well-lit frontage is a most agreeable sight.

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The One in Lytham

Inside, the decor is sleek and modern, with a fashionable 'green' leafy wall an added feature.

We were immediately made to feel welcome by charming host Kiara who led us to our table and took our wine order.

A refreshing bottle of Sauvignon Blanc was a reasonable £22, while water was also brought to our table.

This being the festive season, we had opted for the Christmas menu with three courses offered for £22.90 per person.

The turkey dinner

My husband Clive first tucked into spiced parsnip and apple soup served with warm sourdough bread which hit the mark instantly on a cold night.

Meanwhile I went for a goats cheese starter with a twist provided by wild garlic mushrooms and a nut crumb which really brought out the flavour.

Steak, salmon and a butternut squash vegetarian dish were among the choices for mains, but we both opted for a traditional turkey course.

The servings arrived steaming hot, and artfully displayed - but without sacrificing taste for style.

Goats cheese and wild mushroom starter

There was plenty of turkey, and the meat was juicy, accompanied by roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, a delicious chestnut stuffing, gravy and a splash of cranberry sauce.

Parsnips, carrots and sprouts were cooked to perfection.

With our appetites sated, a break was needed before we tackled desserts but this gave us chance to enjoy the relaxed ambience of the bistro, which also operates as a bar.

We did not try them, but I am told the cocktails come highly recommended.

The bistro is also open during the day with its lunchtime menu proving popular.

When the weather gets a little warmer it will also be able to offer outdoor dining, and be part of Lytham's burgeoning continental scene as folk enjoy a drink and food as they watch the world go by.

When our final course arrived, Clive rounded off his meal with a fine cheese board which I felt was excellent value.

Meanwhile I satisfied my sweet tooth with a helping of white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

This is certainly a venue we will be returning to in order to try more of its fine cuisine.

Our total bill, with drinks, came to £67.

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