In the past 72 hours I have had the pleasure of not one but two visits to The Works in Aylesbury.
Opened just 3 months ago in the Market Square the restaurant was absolutely buzzing when we first visited on Friday afternoon. They serve crêpes and waffles, sweet and savoury, amazing ice cream sundaes with home-made ice cream, a huge variety of coffees, milkshakes and drinks and even Prosecco on tap!
We went over to the freezer to choose the ice creams for our milkshakes. You can mix and match any of the flavours to create your own shake. I went for Top Of The Milk and Salted Caramel while the Gin Whisperer went for Deep Chocolate and Coconut Bounty. Serve in a milk bottle both were delicious. The Gin Whisperer’s tasted just like a Bounty bar.
The crêpes are amazingly light. The Pulled Pork filling was to die for, just the right amount of bbq sauce so it wasn’t over powering. The Chipotle Chicken was not too spicy, and also had Swiss cheese and rocket with slaw on the side. As we had both gone for Crêpes Roger, the Gaffer, brought us a waffle to share, served simply with Maple syrup and icing sugar. I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been a waffle fan. I’ve only ever had them when they’ve been sickly sweet and mass produced. But these waffles converted me! Light and fluffy, not sickly at all, I could see how they could be served both savoury and sweet. We were full to busting, well we had room for a coffee each.
So we came home and raved about it on Facebook. And then arranged to visit again with friends today and try the Prosecco on tap!
This time it was savoury all round again, two crêpes and two waffles. I asked the server which I should go for, either the Grilled Cheese and Ham or the Antipasto. He said Antipasto so I went with his decision. This time the Gin Whisperer had a waffle filled with Mediterranean Tuna. The Antipasto Crêpe was filled with Prosciutto, mozzarella, peppers and olives and was, as predicted, beautiful. I managed to sneak a bit of the waffle too, delicious!
We lied to our friend and told her that the sundaes were only small, we had seen them on Friday and knew that they were nearly the size of a human head!
All the ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts are made in the restaurant and the team take the time to develop the flavours so they are perfect before they go on sale to the customers. I had the Bakewell Tart. Two scoops of Bakewell tart ice cream, one scoop of strawberry topped with cherries, cherry syrup, flaked almonds and whipped cream. To die for! In fact, I was the only one to finish the mammoth sundaes!
If you are ever in Aylesbury or anywhere near, I urge you to visit The Works. Top quality staff, top quality ingredients and a top quality concept. I wish them the very best of luck!