Living alone in St Pete means I eat out a lot.
Last week I was recommended to a restaurant I have walked past for 3 years.
Just wasn't in the right spot, or something.
So Mary (my best friend) and I went to MADELEINA COTTAGE RESTAURANT for dinner.
If you are within a 50 mile radius it is worth the trip. A radius would have to include 1/3 of it by boat.
The Gulf of Mexico, with no oil, is a few blocks west. To me it's just 3 miles when the traffic is light.
and the bridge "ain't" up.
The Cottage is a great restaurant for a full European Style Menu. Plus there is a whole
section dedicated to English Pub food-----and it is excellent. We got there in time
for the Cocktail Hour (330 to 7) and the Pre-Dinner Specials (5 to 7).
The owner herself happened to greet us. and she is a lovely lady from Yorkshire whoe name
is Diane not Madeleina. Once the name bit was settled Mary and I both had the bestest Fish
and Chips we have eaten in Florida. Probably New York too.
Knowing a good thing when we eat it, we went back for lunch Sunday-----
the Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding (imagine that) and 3 vegetables were just terrific
and Mary loved her Reuben.
I have eaten in almost all the better places around town. and as far as I am concerned
this is the best restaurant for food, service and looks in this part of the best part of Florida.
So Come On Down--------
"ring me up" when you get here, Mate, and I'll stand ya a pint. (any gender Mate).
MADELEINA COTTAGE RESTAURANT
357 Corey Ave, St Pete Beach Fl
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