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Eat My Words: We review Unicornz and Riderz in Long Sutton





For any motorbike enthusiasts who, like myself and my partner, enjoy taking a bimble and a spot of lunch out then this hearty food hub is a great destination.

Unicornz and Riderz in Hoddins Way, Long Sutton is a bar and grill that serves delicious fresh food that would fill up even the hairiest of bikers.

We popped over for lunch on an inclement day but it was worth the risky wet conditions to see a rainbow once the sun came back out.

Reporter Jenny Beake with owner Faith Light
Reporter Jenny Beake with owner Faith Light

What a welcome we received too from the friendly staff and owner Faith Light who made a beeline for us to say hello and make us feel absolutely at home.

Disappointed to have just missed six fellow bikers, we were happy to have not missed the opportunity for breakfast even though time was getting on.

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Reporter Jenny Beake took a motorbike bimble to review Unicornz and Riderz in Long Sutton
Reporter Jenny Beake took a motorbike bimble to review Unicornz and Riderz in Long Sutton

My plan to ‘just have a salad’ due to the extra weight (which I’m still blaming on Christmas!), meaning I am currently squeezing into my leathers, went out of the metaphorical window when we saw the menu.

My partner Mark immediately chose The Grande which was made up of three sausages, three bacon rashers, two eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast and some hash browns for good measure.

I could have chosen a number of ‘salads’ and by that I mean The Halloumi Rider or Hunter’s Chicken or lasagne or most of the menu.

Mark's breakfast lived up to its The Grande name
Mark's breakfast lived up to its The Grande name

Eventually after much changing of my mind I went for the steak, cheese and onion sandwich which was heartily recommended by Faith – I would just have to undo a top button.

After a cup of tea and coffee each we also ordered a couple of soft drinks to wash down our meals with – Mark had a Coke and I decided to go crazy with a Dr Pepper.

Unicornz and Riderz has a heady mix of decor including pink unicorn and motorbike paintings, one of which is of a Honda Rebel.

My steak, cheese and onion toasted sandwich was delicious
My steak, cheese and onion toasted sandwich was delicious

There are many unicorns and ornaments along with a real Suzuki Vulcan as an eye-catching showstopper in the cafe’s entrance.

Faith is keen to encourage motorbike meets and her love of Harleys along with her husband’s enthusiasm for bikes is obvious throughout.

After chatting with staff who were super friendly, polite and efficient we had the privilege of watching the chef Helen at work in the kitchen which is in full sight of customers so the pressure is on.

The sensory room provides a quiet space for customers with additional needs
The sensory room provides a quiet space for customers with additional needs

Our lunches were really tasty with my steak sandwich on toasted bread plus a side salad with dressing and chips.

The chips were just to my taste being crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the middle and the rump steak was also cooked well and oozing with cheese.

Mark was pleased that his beans were in a separate pot and no doubt this will cause an endless ‘should beans be in a *separate pot’ debate. (*yes they should).

A personalised glass is a nice touch
A personalised glass is a nice touch

There was a little fat on the bacon but it was cooked well-done and to Mark’s liking and the fried egg yolks were perfectly runny.

I had no room for the yummy looking desserts in the cabinet which included carrot cake and lemon drizzle cake.

With another cup of tea ordered we whiled away the afternoon chatting to Faith.

The menu was inviting with lots to choose from
The menu was inviting with lots to choose from

Having moved to the unit on Hoddins Way after changing the name from Unicorn Rider into bigger premises the units are filling up with small businesses and she hopes that this will create a community with her cafe at the heart of it.

Faith provides hot meals to order for pensioners in the area which are delivered to their home on a plate by staff.

She does this daily, including on Christmas and Boxing Day, for older people who are living on their own.

Eat My Words, a review
Eat My Words, a review

The cafe also has a sensory area for youngsters with additional needs and they can sit in a quieter space when they visit with their family.

Upstairs is big enough to cater for functions and when we visited there was a group enjoying afternoon tea and Prosecco at good value for £12 per person.

Unicornz and Riderz gives a healthy welcome and hearty meal particularly for those passing through on motorbikes and we enjoyed our visit.

Out of five:

Food: A delicious breakfast with runny egg yolks and tasty toasted sandwich *****

Drink: A couple of cups of tea and soft drinks were refreshing ***

Decor: A mix of pink fluffy and heavy metal biker, I liked it so much I bought a personalised T-shirt and drinks bottle as a souvenir ****

Staff: The staff put the heart into this food hub and were super friendly and chatty and clearly enjoy working there*****

Price: If anything I thought the cafe could charge a little more . However £22 for two lunches plus drinks at £3 making a total of £25 is pretty good for a motorbike lunch spot *****

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