LONDON EATERIES – TGI Friday on a Saturday Night!

Bartender Cucumber Gin MartiniWe arrived at TGI Fridays in Piccadilly on a bustling Saturday evening, both Londoners and tourists were out in full force.  This particular branch is centred just off Leicester Square with it’s array of nightlife, so it’s a perfect to start for a fun filled night in the West End.

On arrival inside the venue we were instantly lifted by the lively music and electric atmosphere.  We were greeted with a smile at the door and were directed to the bar with our table buzzer in hand to have a tipple and before we were seated.  It struck us immediately that TGI Fridays is a great place to start your night right, with oversized cocktails, loud live music and very friendly staff.  We were seated in 15 minutes, which for a busy Saturday night was pretty quick.

On arrival inside the venue we were instantly lifted by the lively music and electric atmosphere. 

The décor is much like you would expect from an American diner and we were surprised to see that a mix of ages enjoying the evening.  The menu had a great selection for meat eaters and Jack Daniels lovers, while the vegetarian selection was small but exciting.

31-05-2013_0232It is definitely a good party starter and just right to put you in the mood for good fun night, but the cocktails were a bit of a let down.  We ordered a Silver Mercedes and it tasted like an over sweetened cheap orange juice.  Not letting that put us off we ordered champagne, only to find the Lanson was out of stock so we opted for the cheaper version instead.  Our wonderful hostess waitress Angela was a pure delight, her attentive nature, contagious smile and bubbly personality brightened up the evening.  Nothing was too much for her and she could make even the dullest person break a smile.

Our wonderful waitress Angela was a pure delight, her attentive nature, contagious smile and bubbly personality brightened up the evening.  Nothing was too much for her and she could make even the dullest person break a smile.

Our starters soon arrived, the Bruschetta was moist with a strong garlic taste and a delightful balsamic kick.  The Buffalo chicken wings were cooked to perfection with the hotness ready to make your mouth water.  The Jack Daniels hot wings proved to be a winner, with a perfect combination of sesame seeds, BBQ sauce and a slight hint of Jack Daniels.  .

Our wonderful waitress Angela brought out mains with a smile, as the music pumped and the atmosphere remained bustling. The rare sirloin steak was cooked beautifully, the Jack Daniels ribs left the meat falling off the bone with every bite, while the spicy coleslaw complementing the BBQ sauce and giving it a real deep South flavour.  The vegetarian option vegetable fajitas arrived with a generous portion of sizzling vegetable and gave a bit of a kick.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we could not of had a more welcoming Saturday night.  A perfect waitress, great music and yummy food – just what you need to get the party started for a fun night out in central London.

https://www.tgifridays.co.uk

Heart London Magazine 5 • rating

Food 4

Drink  3

Service 5

Atmosphere  4

Decor  3

Cat, Heart London Magazine

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