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Member Name: norton501
Advantages: Freshly cooked italian cuisine
Disadvantages: was too full to finish my dessert...
Oddly enough, I had not heard of the ASK chain of restaurants until my husband suggested we pop into one for a meal last weekend after a mammoth shopping expedition around town.
From the outside I thought we may need a reservation as they look like restaurants- I was assured you can just walk in and we were met by a friendly waitress who politely showed us to some seats and asked us what drinks we would like. They have a licensed bar so you can order wine or alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks.
The menu is reasonably priced- between £9 and £14 for a main and £3-5 for a dessert. They will also bring you a whiskey in a warm glass after your meal or a coffee if you like. We didn't have to wait long after ordering our food and the meals were freshly cooked, authentic italian tasting cuisine. I had the spaghetti bolognese which arrived in a large plate/bowl and was pleased with the generous portion and the waitress bringing over a pepper mill and a large block of parmesan to grate on my food.
I found the meals are served minus any side salad/ trimmings so it is all about the dish you have ordered. I did not get garlic bread thrown in for instance. The deserts were also divine- as I had gotten so carried away with the main course (the do starters too- I decided not to have a starter this time) I could not finish my ice cream desert... which was just rich and lush and homemade.
The interior of the restaurants is clean and rustic- lots of wood and white walls.
Overall, two of us managed to dine out for around £30 which is great. I would definitely recommend popping into a local Ask restaurant.
Summary: Definitely worth a visit