Have I indulged with all the good burgers in the local vicinity already that I’m resorting to returning to places? Either way, this is a different burger this time, so let’s see if TGI can up their rating.
French Dip – French by name, British by nature, this burger compromises melted Swiss cheese, garlic mayo, and arrives with a rich beef sauce to pour or drip (that doesn’t sound very French does it). However, this burger was probably better than the normal cheeseburger option I opt for. Although the basics were similar (brioche bun, 7oz flame-grilled patty), the garlic mayo and beef sauce added to the flavour and succulence.
Shock. I got sweet potato fries. It’s always worth the upgrade. Last time I was here, I got the normal fries, and found them very lukewarm and average, so these were certainly better. They were slightly on the soggier side of things, which if you like sweet potato fries, you know what I mean.
Last time I came here, there was a substantial wait to sit and order, but this time, no problems. We swooped right in, with the restaurant itself fairly quiet. We had a very polite, friendly waitress, whose name has escaped me, but she was the epitome of TGI Friday staff. And I don’t mean that in a bad way.
No change to last time, except a few less guests, so I will echo my sentiments from last time. Retro and nostalgic music memorabilia scattered on the walls, with a hint of American sport memorabilia thrown in, what a great mix. There is often a relaxed feel inside TGI’s, with staff dressed in classic American dress and music on the radio, and the majority of people generally in a feel good mood.
They say you get what you pay for, but £12.49 for a meal is slightly above board for me. I don’t want to knock TGI’s as I love it, but I don’t see how a touch of garlic mayo and beef sauce justifies the extra few quid for the burger.
ALL THE BURGER YOU COULD NEED.