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Member Name: butterflywings
Date: 18/10/11, updated on 18/10/11 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty food, Generous portions
Disadvantages: My bf's dish could have contained a little more meat
Location: Leamington Spa
I've been to Ask restaurants quite a few times now, but as all my experiences at the different locations of the restaurants have been pretty much the same I've decided to review my most recent visit to Ask which was around 4 weeks ago.
Me and my boyfriend decided to visit Leamington Spa for an overnight stay, the hotel which we stayed in unfortunately had their restaurant closed for the weekend due to a refurbishment so we visited the towns Ask restaurant on a Friday night at approximately 6.30pm. For those of you who don't know of Ask, it's a Italian restaurant.
Upon entering the restaurant I noticed that it was very clean, quite spacious and that there wasn't too many people situated in the restaurant, certainly enough diners to keep the restaurant ticking over nicely for that time of an evening but still enough room to sit where we wished, which personally I feel more at ease and not rushed.
We were greeted by a friendly waitress, English wasn't her first language as at times I found her quite difficult to understand but she was extremely smiley and very approachable. Once seated we were given a menu each and the waitress took our drinks order and then gave us some time to look at the menu. We opted for soft drinks and each had a coke which were priced at £2.20 each .
We didn't order a starter simply as neither of us wanted anything too heavy as after our visit to the restaurant we were going straight to the local bars. I wanted to order a Lasagne but unfortunately there wasn't any available, a little disappointing but there were plenty of other options on the menu to choose from.
We decided to order a Spaghetti Bolognese each, which on the menu is described as a classic spaghetti with tomato and minced beef Bolognese sauce, finished with a dash of red wine. This dish was priced at £8.75 each. We also ordered Garlic bread to share which is priced at £3.85 and Rustic chips with a Garlic mayonnaise dip to also share which is priced at £3.05.
We didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive, approximately 20 minutes or so which I'm more than happy enough with as I like to know that my food is properly cooked. What I noticed first was the size of the Garlic bread, it was huge and came on a generous sized adult plate already cut for us, it was extremely tasty and I managed to eat a good portion of this. My spaghetti Bolognese was lovely, extremely filling though and I didn't end up finishing my dish. I only ate a few of the chips, I wasn't that keen to be honest and just didn't like the taste, the garlic mayonnaise was definitely more tastier so I used this for my garlic bread dip. Overall the size of the dishes were of a generous size. There were several condiments on the table so we could just help ourselves.
My boyfriend also enjoyed his meal, eating far more than me but he did comment that his spaghetti Bolognese didn't contain too much meat which was the downside for his dish.
All in all I enjoyed my dining experience at the Ask restaurant, our bill came to £28.80 which I feel is reasonable for a restaurant chain and of course we left a tip for the wonderful service we received.
My rating for the Ask Restaurant is 4/5 stars, I'll definitely be visiting again.
Summary: Overall an enjoyable meal and I'll definitely be returning