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Date: 27/10/00, updated on 14/11/03 (92 review reads)
Advantages: Varied Menu
Disadvantages: Varied service and food quality
Garfunkels is a restaurant chain throughout the UK, although I have only visited two branches, and had a very different experience at each one. At the Glasgow restaurant I received poor service, reheated food (and not very well reheated at that) and overall had a bad experience. On the other hand, the Edinburgh restaurant provided friendly, quick service, delicious fresh food, and a cosy atmosphere.
There is a wide range of appetising food on offer, with several vegetarian options. There is an ecletic mix of choices, which seem to be taken from other restaurant menus and combined to produce a new and varied menu. See below...
Pizza Hut - There is the Garfunkels version of the Pizza Hut salad bar - I would tend to avoid this, as it appears to be made up mostly of leftovers. I have seen cold onion rings, tinned peach slices, and what looked like a bowl of cold tuna pasta.
Burger King - There are several burgers on offer, and these come served with chips and salad. There is chicken or beef, and vegetarian burger, or if you're feeling particularly hungry try the beef-chicken-bacon-cheese-coleslaw burger. This comes well recommended, although you may have trouble finishing it.
Chiquitos - There are a number of Tex-Mex dishes on the Garfunkels menu. Try the steak fajitas for a truly tasty experience. Only problem? No sour cream, but if you ask for it you will get some at no extra charge.
The deserts are rich and creamy - even the frozen yoghurt tastes sinful! For a splurge into the calorific obscene and taste heaven, try the Belgian Waffle with vanilla ice cream and toffee pieces. Mmmmm!
A two course meal for two people, including soft drinks and a bottle of house wine will set you back about £30. Not bad if you catch them on a good day, but shocking if you don't!