Friday, 22 May 2015

OHSO Social - perfect for families

Friday afternoon, school’s out and where else to head to avoid cooking while the sun’s shining, but beachside. So, with a spring in our step, my 8-year-old son Louis and I headed down to the seafront to sample the new summer menu at OHSO. By day, OHSO meets the family-friendly remit perfectly, combining a stunning seaside vista with laid back café-bar atmosphere. And by nightfall, I’m told, the space transforms into a mecca for sundowner drinking sunset seekers and ocean-loving diners.

Welcome to OHSO Social

The restaurant is on the lower promenade behind the kissing wall - look out for the twin mirror balls and head down the steps – and a welcome oasis of calm among the busy pedestrian strip though ideally positioned near to the Pier and trampolines for a spot of pre and after -meal entertainment.

Louis tucking in to his burger

The summer menu offers up traditional well-loved favourites such as burgers and fish n chips among more grown-up regulars that include Tuna Nicoise, warm goats cheese, Greek or Caesar salad, slow cooked pork ribs and Irish mussels. There’s a children’s menu priced at £5.95 for a main and from £2 for ice-cream but on the day in question my enthusiastic dining companion was super-hungry so gamely went straight in for an adult- sized burger and chips; served with homemade coleslaw, of course. I opted for the Tuna Nicoise which was a generous sized succulent yellow fin steak, grilled and served on a bed of mixed leaves with free range eggs, new potatoes, green beans and tomatoes tossed in house dressing. And, as the burger turned out to be just a bit too much for the young tummy, I got to finish that too. Mum’s perks!

Mum's Tuna Nicoise
After a natural, pebble throwing, break it was back to business and the task of selecting ice-cream. Louis chose vanilla and chocolate which he devoured heartily – there is always room for ice-cream! - while I sipped a cool ginger beer and savoured the last of the evening sun before it was time to head off, making way for the sundowner crowd. All in all a great finish to a busy week and one that Louis was keen to declare as a ten out of ten as he high fived the good-humoured waiter on his way out. 

The restaurant also serves cakes and coffees, a selection of artisan beers and wines, cocktails and a vast array of spirits.

For the full Oh So Social summer menu see


1 comment:

Laura said...

Looks good and will make a change from going to a chain restaurant with the kids. I bet Louis will thank you for that open jaw mug shot in year's to come :)