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|