Friday, 23 September 2011

The Albion

Missed Pub Crawl last week, so I was excited to get back. I'd been to the Albion before and it has a tram in it. I'd forgotten what the food was like, but I was excited to sit in the tram again.

Food Choices

Nothing. 0. Zilch. I looked on the whole menu, including the specials and there was only sides that I could eat. I had my hopes pinned on salad bar and soup (as I didn't want to eat chips if I could avoid it) but the soup of the day was Thai fish :( and the salad bar looked awful! There was some pieces of lettuce, some beans, some corn and that was about it. It didn't look particularly appetizing, so I decided to opt out. So, I looked at the menu again for possible "without-the-meat" options, and decided on the chicken risotto, without the chicken. I asked if they could make it any cheaper without the chicken, but they couldn't. It doesn't seem unreasonable that without the expensive part, a dish should be cheaper. They could have taken a dollar or two off the price and I would have felt pleased that they'd done something for me. They promised to 'pack in extra vegetables'... $19.50 worth of veggies? It had better be a huge risotto.

Food quality

Blannnnddddd. Let's just say, it wasn't a huge risotto. That said, I don't eat much and I don't really mind as it would have gone to waste. But honestly, rice, tomatoes and a couple of mushrooms aren't the most expensive things in the world. But I digress... The food was OK. Certainly nothing to rave about. I ate it, it didn't make me sick. A couple of my friends tried it, and agreed with me. Although I was informed that it would have been improved with some chicken in it...

Looks better than it tasted

Overall Rating

1 point per vegetarian choice (max 3):  0 - No points for sides!
Quality of meal (1-3): 1
Value for money (1-3):  1- Top end of budget! Vegetarian meal at same price as meat one
X-factor (0-1): 1 

Total: 30%

Can't get much worse than that, really. Go there for their tram. That's about all

Guess I will just have to drink my calories tonight...

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