This was the third time ive been here, first because of a birthday 2nd and 3rd because you can go without booking, they have a great system, the waiter advises you of the waiting time, if your happy with it they take your number and text you 5 minutes before you dine.
This occasion I went with my pal, we waited about 1hr 30 for our table which suited me as I wasn't particularly hungry. Upstairs were the restaurant is has a warmly comfortable feeling, also the music is good so your ready for a good night.
Menu is quite extensive and reasonably priced, When I go I always think there's an endless choice of food that id like to try, but as my previous visits I knew id be disappointed.
We choose a platter starter to share £14, but we where told by our lovely waitress that they had run out of burgers, so would we accept extra chicken instead, ohhhh yeyyy babi bring it on!!!, chicken, beef, chicken, rat who cares I'm ready to rock!!!.
When it arrives it looks pretty good until you taste it, we had birdseye chicken nuggets draped in bbq sauce (think it was Heinz hot n smoky) then more chicken dippers (Birdseye again) dripped in hot tabasco/nandos hot peri peri sauce. We had a few pancake sort of efforts (quesadilla for the posh uns) filled with uninspiring stuff and a big celery stick for good measure!
For my main we both choose Beef smackdown, which was pulled beef with peppers, cheese etc in a tortilla, I had hot fries too (fried asda chips without the vinegar) It looked a lot better than it tasted. It just tastes a little bland, don't get me wrong its good value and you do get a big portion size, but it falls down for sheer taste and to match the décor, cocktails, good staff its a mile away from that.
I can only think some of the good reviews are because people get carried away with being in the Northern quarter, thinking they are ultra cool and everything is great, I could imagine a restaurant opening selling dog food in the NQ and all the cliché people would be like " wow man how good is that pet restaurant, so original you get a dog bowl and no fork its so cool and rustic man!
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