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American? I dont think so!
Member Name: winsoar
Date: 06/05/01, updated on 06/05/01 (111 review reads)
Advantages: Staff wear bizarre uniforms
Disadvantages: Small portions, High prices
I heard that TGI Fridays is supposed to be an American style diner. I dont know what part of America they had in mind - but it is very British - at least the one I have been to in Nottingham is.
The decor is styled like a British pub, with trinkets stuck to all the walls, admittedly they are faux American, but its very British all the same.
American decor incase you dont know is normally very minimalist, stylish, and often has discrete American art on the walls, or Art-deco styling.
The food is fake American too. The Californian Salad is laughable. Either you have to laugh or you might cry at its patheticness! It is a few leafs with some salad dressing. American salads come in a huge bowl enough to feed two people, not enough to feed two rabbits!
The food is a British representation of what we think is American, such as burgers, and some mexican style food. The portions are very un-American, and the prices are too.
For two people to eat a proper meal, you can easily pay £30 per head plus drinks at TGI Fridays. It is probably one of the most expensive theme restaurants I have been to in the UK. Its OK for a quick drink and a snack I suppose - but you can get a much better more substantial meal elsewhere for less money.
Not recommended - especially if you have been to the States!