In case it is not clear from its name and you haven't bother to click on the link above yet, the DC-6 Diner is a converted aeroplane. Here's the view from our window when we were seated:
This eatery pretty much does what it says on the tin: it is a diner and those expecting a gourmet restaurant will be disappointed. Service is polite and attentive; not the kind where you get your wine poured for you, etc., but I felt this is in keeping with the 'diner' label and atmosphere.
Nothing really grabbed me on the starter menu, so I went straight for a main, suspecting that it would be quite filling. I wasn't wrong. I ordered the 'Homemade' beef and ale pie (the word 'homemade' in restaurants always confuses me - surely it is resaurant-made?!), served with chips and vegetables.
My husband, as is his wont, had the mixed grill:
There is quite a substantial amount of meat hidden under all those chips, including a chicken fillet, a lamb chop, gammon steak, rump steak and a sausage. My husband said all the meat was really good quality and nicely cooked. I tried a bit of his lamb and it was lovely - really juicy and tender and flavourful. We thought this dish was definitely worth the £17.95 it cost.
We also had a lovely bottle of wine to accompany our meal - a Franschhoek Stonebridge Pinotage, at £16.95. We were impressed by the wine selection, particularly by the fact that there is a good and varied selection of mid-range priced wines.
We didn't opt for dessert in the end, as we were so full from our huge meals. I did hear a lady at another table say that her dessert wasn't very nice, but I'd like to try them for myself before I pass judgement.
Overall, then, the food is not gourmet restaurant food, which I didn't expect anyway, but it is nice enough - I was particularly impressed with my husband's mixed grill and the wine list, and I would like to visit again and try one of the steaks, given that they seem to do meat very well! I also felt the food wasn't the be-all and end-all of the experience, which may sound odd, but we had a really fun and interesting evening. As I said at the beginning, it is a unique experience to be able to dine on a DC-6. You could even peer into the cockpit and I liked the way they'd arranged the lighting.