AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
jackl (284) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 26, 2012
Chimes is a traditional pie restaurant located not far from Cask Pub & Kitchen. This place feels like it’s from a different era, and you’d be hard pressed to find too many places like it in the capital these days. The decor’s pretty spartan - lots of yellow lighting and wooden furniture. The menu’s almost entirely savoury pies. They’re of decent quality, filling but nothing to write home about. While there’s nothing interesting in the way of beer, the cider selection at this place is legitimately impressive. They offer many on draft in addition to a large selection of bottles. Cider enthusiasts will undoubtedly enjoy the selection. Overall, this is a nice place to come from time to time. If CASK is rammed, and you need a bite to eat, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this place...
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Traditional English Restaurant and cider house in Pimlico. This place is just around the corner from Cask Pub & Kitchen, so provides a great alternative option for dinner. The food is traditional with lots of rustic pies (I opted for the fidget), liver & bacon, Bangers & mash and such like. It was rather delicious, if a touch expensive. The thing that makes this place different is the rather decent cider selection – 6 on cask (including at least one perry) and a decent amount in bottles, with the odd standard ale thrown in for measure. A great Pimlico institution.