Thursday, 20 April 2017

TGI Fridays Telford


TGI Fridays, Southwater Square, Southwater Way, Telford, TF3 4JG

This evening my sister and I met my friend Roxy at the Southwater development in Telford town centre for dinner, and we decided to try out the recently-opened TGI Fridays. I have never been to a TGI Fridays before, so all I knew was that it served American-style food and looked cool from the outside. As this is the first week that TGI Fridays is open in Telford, it was really busy inside and we had to wait for an hour and a quarter before we were seated. This was a bit annoying because there were lots of tables free, but apparently they didn't want to 'overload the kitchen'. Personally, I would have preferred to be seated and have to wait longer for my food, rather than wait at the bar until our table was ready.


The cocktail menu was really cool and fairly inexpensive. I decided to try a cucumber mocktail, which was really delicious and refreshing. When we were finally seated at our table, we had the chance to look through the extensive food menu. There were so many choices and they all looked so good! It's definitely the kind of place that you need to go to a few times to try all of the different options.


TGI Fridays have set menus from Monday-Friday, the cheapest starting at £9.99 for two courses, and the most expensive at £15.99 for two courses. I decided to go for the £15.99 menu, and my starter was the Jack Daniel's Sesame Chicken Strips - essentially breaded chicken coated in sesame seeds and served with a Jack Daniel's dip. They were delicious - Roxy actually had these as her main course, and I was quite jealous because they were such a good starter.


For my main I had the veggie fajitas. I was served some roasted vegetables with four wraps and three dips. They did taste really nice, but are not my favourite fajitas I've ever had, and I don't think I'd go for them again. I'd love to try the jambalaya or a burger next time I visit.


The decor inside is really cool and has lots of American paraphernalia - I love the drum lights in the photo below!


Overall, I really enjoyed my meal at TGI Fridays and would definitely visit again. I think once they have got past their teething issues, such as not filling all of the tables and not yet being able to book, it will be a great restaurant with loads of menu options and some great cocktails.
All we have is now.
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