Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coal Grill and Bar

I do love eating a good hearty burger especially when its topped with crispy onion rings and dressed with a tangy relish. The Coal burger at Coal Grill and Bar delivered this and hit the spot on a hungry Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was modern with real coal embedded into the walls and I loved the open kitchen where you could see each chef in their designated areas.

The restaurant attracted crowds of all ages and was so busy, the downside of this was that it took quite a while for our food to be plated up and served. When it did though the dishes were well presented, although I thought the Firesticks meal (Coal's signature dish) was a bit over the top. They served the vegetables on a hot plate and the meat on two long metal skewers in which the waiter pulled the meat off onto the vegetables. I thought this was a bit unnecessary and took a lot of table space. My Coal beef burger was topped with bacon, lettuce, Swiss cheese, tomato, onion rings and spicy relish accompanied with chips in a cute little metal basket and coleslaw, all for £10.25 which I thought was reasonable. The downside was that my beef burger was a bit dry, I should have really asked for it to be cooked medium-rare.

My boyfriend chose the Piri Piri marinated half chicken, which was tasty and better than Nandos in my opinion. The chicken was juicy and the Piri Piri sauce had a lovely kick to it. It was a good meal altogether apart from the wait for our food and that my apple juice had the metal seal from the juice box at the bottom of my glass. 
Coal beef burger with chips and coleslaw (terrible photo)
Piri piri chicken with coleslaw and chips

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