Food

Cheesecake Factory: too much of a good thing?

I have chosen to review a somewhat exotic destination in this blog. Cheesecake Factory is not a restaurant native to the UK. It was born in sunny Beverly Hills, CA by David Michael Overton in 1978. I was lucky enough to sample their cuisine on holiday in Dubai, the city where everything is in excess.…… Continue reading Cheesecake Factory: too much of a good thing?

Food

Frankie and Benny’s: the English Italian American experience

Frankie and Benny’s is one of the prime ‘one menu fits all’ destinations. It’s always a safe option because it’s Italian, and I do not believe there is anyone alive who does not enjoy some Italian dish for reasons beside health constraints. Don’t like pizza? There’s spaghetti. Don’t like spaghetti? There’s lasagne. Don’t like lasagne?…… Continue reading Frankie and Benny’s: the English Italian American experience

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Nando’s: lots of spices and low prices

It seems like everyone and their dog has experienced Nando’s at least once, and therefore everyone has an opinion on the peri-peri chain’s offerings. In my experience most view it as a good place to eat, and I don’t disagree. Nando’s has three things which I believe make up a quality restaurant experience; good food,…… Continue reading Nando’s: lots of spices and low prices