Dinner at Anima D’italia… a reasonably inexpensive dinner out for two. Coming to a total of roughly £20 but that’s not including starters, just a main dish for each of us and two drinks.
We’d booked a corner table with a screen but got a awkward corner, service was not bad but overlooked attention to small details like forgetting to light the candle.. I mean what’s the point in having a candle if it wasn’t lit up…?
Anyways the restaurant was empty, therefore service was prompt. We ordered one Involtini Melanzane, a oven roasted spaghetti & soft chicken pieces finished with thyme & herbs for about £7.25. Taste was ok but nothing fancy or different. And one L’anima Di Sicilia, £8.45, a bespoke sicilian dish of oven baked chicken fillet wrapped delicately around smoked turkey ham & mozzarella cheese served with broccoli carrot & mushroom puree & a drizzle of olive oil (I think this was the name). Didn’t taste this…so wasn’t sure what it tasted like.
One bottle of water and one soft drink, which was flat, got it replaced but was still the same, the lady did say she opened a new bottle, but I do know that if a bottle’s kept for too long, it still goes flat. That was definitely a bummer.
Overall, wasn’t to keen and won’t be going back in a rush.
I know its been a long time since my last post so I thought I better do some catching up. Went to dinner at Jungle Braai in Walthamstow- HMC restaurant known for chargrilled food made with sauces from South Africa… Located on Wood Street, easy to get to with free parking in the evenings and Sunday all day. Although we booked it for 8 people at 7.30 they still made us wait for about 15 mins so that was a disappointment, asked for screen so I could eat without my niqab and they said that wasn’t available, which upon arrival was available.
We ordered a mix platter, costing £50 included 4 sides which were very small portions. Kebabs and sausages which we cut in half, a portion of front and back chops, chicken thighs and ribs. Taste was good, a little spicy and wasn’t too dry… Drinks came half way through the meal even though we asked a few times, didn’t give any water throughout the meal.
Overall food was tasty, service can be improved, toilets were dirty and smelly, tables felt sticky so I’m not sure if I’d be heading there anytime soon.