Excellent lunch at Caffe Macchiato.
Pollo buscaiola, breast of chicken cooked with wine, peppers, served with porcini mushrooms in a garlic and tomato sauce, chips and a side salad.
Portion size always generous,and I struggled to finish.
I washed my lunch down with a bottle of Peroni.
Caffe Macchiato is usually quiet, this afternoon very busy, poor waitress literally run off her feet. I think the reason why, hot sunny afternoon, it had its windows wide open, and thus was tempting to go in.
Everything freshly cooked with fresh ingredients.
Caffe Macchiato is an Italian restaurant at the top end of Union Street. The only attractive building in the street.
Union Street was an attractive tree-lined street, pleasant to sit outside Caffe Macchiato on a warm afternoon. All the trees have been cut down and uprooted, leaving an unpleasant stark urban street.
For the last six months, traffic has been blocked from the pedestrianised street whilst work takes place. This needs to be made permanent, as the absence of traffic has much improved the street.
Aldershot is infamous for its disgusting fast food outlets that dominate the town centre, that and pound shops, gambling joints and boarded-up empty shops. Caffe Macchiato is a rarity being the only decent place to eat in Aldershot. Indeed it is even worth making a trip to Aldershot.
End of last year an idiot left a very nasty review on TripAdvisor claiming poor service, unpleasant staff, not freshly cooked or fresh ingredients. Nothing could be further from than the truth. TripAdvisor needs to do more to eliminate fake reviews.
Free newspapers, wifi.
The walls are used as an art gallery. Worth a visit for the art.
Occasional live music in the evening.