I heard a lot of TGI Friday’s when it opened. Not all of it good. Not all of it bad. So my sister and I headed there with three of my nieces to check it out. My sister, the 12, 7, & 3 year old nieces, and myself. We checked out online beforehand and saw that children eat free Monday-Wednesday, 1 child’s dish per adults dish over $15.95. It seemed like it would be a fairly cheap day out.
When we got there we were a little surprised to see most of the dishes were over $30 for a main. Perhaps we should have checked out the full menu beforehand. We ended up ordering entrees: buffalo wings & potato skins for my sister and myself. Thankfully they still counted these as mains.
The kids menu was quite good. Dishes were around $8-$12, and we got two of these for free. Miss I, 3, ordered a cheeseburger which she didn’t eat. Although she did happily finish Miss E’s hotdog, which Miss E refused to eat. Miss C, decided on the kids fajitas. Chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheese, in a tortilla you wrap yourself.
The potato skins were good, but not quite as good as the ones up at the German Arms, the buffalo wings were alright, but a pretty small serving for the price. TGI’s best selling point? The cocktails. They have such a great range. I had a Singapore Sling, and my sister had a Pina Colada. There is also a good range of, cheap, mocktails.
Everyone there was really friendly, unfortunately they forgot to place our order. We were waiting for quite a while, with two quite hungry children, before being told that they had forgotten to actually place the order. We were offered a range of free things, although we would have preferred if they’d just taken one of the dishes off the bill, in the end we got three ice creams at the end.
Would I go back there? Not unless someone else was paying. Problems with food and service would be fine, if we were paying a lot less for it. I compare the price of an entree, main, and dessert with some of the other great places in Adelaide I could eat out at, and TGI’s probably won’t be on my to do list again in the future.