Mid-week treat was just the job
Midweek treat was just the job at TGI
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ATMOSPHERE: Marzia, had enough sense to ask if that’s what we wanted. Nice one. The older ones among us didn’t need drawing stuff to keep us occupied. We were going to be busy trying to get through the mountain of food that had arrived. A Mexican theme seemed to have broken out. The loon was well-chuffed with his chicken quesadilla. Triangles of tortilla were stuffed with tender, spiced chicken, onion and pepper, while the cheese brought a smokey flavour. I thought the rice that came with the dish looked a bit dried out, as if it had spent too long under a hot lamp, but he said it was fine. Mrs B, meanwhile, was wide-eyed at the heap of veg that came with her vegetable fajita (£11.99) All that tomato, green beans, mushrooms, baby corn, peppers, and broccoli actually had her conceding defeat – but not until she’d had a good go at rolling it in the four tortillas and smothering it in guacamole, salsa and sour cream. A slice of lime helped give
along by staff who have clearly been told not to let that smile drop for a second. Which, it must be said, does make for a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. This was a family “treat tea” to mark the fact one of the gang of four was about to head off on her own wee holiday with relatives. So, tucked into a booth, sipping our bottomless Cokes, we treated ourselves to a huge chicken nachos sharing platter to start. This was spot-on ... with each chip individually slathered in cheese, tender chicken and fiery jalapeno – none of that hit-and-miss nonsense you often get. Meanwhile, the holiday girl was getting stuck into her kids’ juicy chicken fingers while waxing lyrical about the high quality of TGI Friday’s drawing stuff. Her dish arrived with our starters because our smiling waitress,
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SMILING: Server Jen Nicol.