‘Steaks on a Plane’ restaurant serves food from decommissioned Russian airliner

If you want something a bit more exciting than Nando's or Frankie & Benny's for your next meal out, then we definitely have the place for you.

Steaks on a Plane in Bolton is different to most restaurants, seeing as instead of being in a building, food is served up from a from a decommissioned Russian airliner turned diner.

That's not something you see or hear of every day, is it?!

It's nearly impossible to miss the imposing structure, which is parked up on the A676.

Those passing by will catch a glimpse of the gleaming Boeing 737 – which is cut in half and has its wings removed.

The restaurant opened back in 2015 and serves up street food to punters.

The name is a pun on the cult Hollywood film Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L Jackson, if you haven't guesses already.

However, as well as its comical name, it's also unique enough, seeing as you hardly see restaurants housed in former planes every day.

However, is it any good?

Well, luckily the folks at Manchester Evening News took a trip down there to find out for us.

Writing on the site, reporter Thomas George, wrote: "At first glance, it's unlike any plane I've ever been on.

"There are no cramped seats with minimal leg room and there's not a crying baby or boisterous stag party in sight."

He added: "The plane's interior has been completely transformed into a sleek diner replete with tables and seating booths. Only the original cockpit remains fully intact.

"A glance at the laminated menu reveals an impressive range of shredded steaks, burgers and wraps on offer, yet there is a surprising lack of plane puns. I can't work out whether I'm disappointed by this or not."

Thomas said the meals are "whipped up in an open kitchen at the rear of the plane" and that his came within just 15 minutes.

Each dish apparently comes served in a polystyrene tray, but they aren't stingy on the portions.

Thomas tried out the 'Original Menu' steak and chips (£9), which he says "tastes far better than it looks".

He wrote: "Piled high on a bed of chips, the shredded steak is delicious and not remotely chewy.

"And it's given a pleasant kick by some chilli sauce I select from a range of options."

As well as this, he tried chicken steak and chips, with the meat coming lightly marinated in an 'Asian spice'.

He described the £7 dish as "moist and delicious", and said the chicken came with a "moreish portion of chips and side salad".

'The Insanity Burger', which pairs grilled chicken with steak slices, a fried egg, melted cheese, and 'jalapeno bombers' – all for just £6.70, was also sampled.

And despite its generous size, Thomas admitted it was "underwhelming", adding: "it's a disappointment to discover that the cheese on the 'Philly cheese steak wrap' is not actually melted".

As well as sample the food, the writer had a good look round before leaving.

"Before descending the same flight of stairs we came up, I stick my head into the cockpit and am faced with a mass of controls and buttons," he said.

"It's a bit of gimmick, sure, but it will delight plane lovers and children – a pilot cap is even available for pictures – and I suppose that's the essence of what Steaks on a Plane is all about."

On his experience at the diner, he concluded: "It'd be hard to argue that Steaks on a Plane fails to live up to its name. It pretty much does what it says on the tin.

"The bill came to just under £30 for four huge dishes and two soft drinks, which felt like value for money given the size of the portions.

"I'll certainly be checking in again some time soon."

Sounds good to us!

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