Jo-anne Kryzti •
14 Feb 2012 • 15 reviews • 34 followers
I went here on Sunday (12 Feb) with my bf for dinner. They were quick to inform me that the huge banner above with the mixed combo dishes were only for weekdays (and it wasn't stated anywhere on the banner). The concept is a failed imitation of Aston's. The quality of the food did not meet my expectations.
The garlic bread was crispy but it was drowned in butter. It still tasted good though.
I ordered BBQ Chicken with creamed broccoli and potato salad. The BBQ chicken was average. The potato used for the potato salad was sliced in such a way that you feel like you're just eating raw potato that's been kept in the fridge and brought out to serve... Terrible... Wouldn't have eaten it if it wasn't for the sauce. I wish it learned Aston's style of chopping up the potato so that it's got the crunchy skin, and the insides are smooth. I'm glad the broccoli tasted good with sufficient cream sauce poured over it. For the price of $7, which is only slightly lesser than Aston's, it really is not worth it.
I also tried the escargots ($9 for half a dozen). I was appalled when I saw that they were using the escargots that were set on the display shelf for who knows how long to serve us... I've never had escargot before, so I didn't know what to expect. Apparently, my bf ate it and said it's been drowned in butter (sounds familiar?) and garlic so there isn't the "proper escargot taste/fragrance" when consumed.
Overall, I would say the food here is only marginally better than regular coffeeshop western food. The service is passable, the staff smiled and was not rude at any point... though the shock from the escargot really makes me question the standards...