Reviewed by Nia Lock
T.G.I Friday’s is an American themed restaurant and we visited the Cheadle branch on a rainy Monday afternoon and were surprised to find that the restaurant was very busy. There was plenty of car parking available directly outside and the restaurant looked very inviting as we approached. We were welcomed very warmly at the door and introduced to our server.
We were quickly taken to our table where paper hats and a baby carrier bag containing an activity book and crayons were presented straightaway so there was no toddler panic to contend with! My daughter immediately asked for a balloon having spotted one at the next table and her wish was granted with a giant hat made from modelling balloons.
The menu was pretty extensive and included everything you’d expect to find in an American diner from quesadillas to racks of ribs. The kids menu had a lot of options compared to most restaurants. The portion sizes were about average we left feeling plenty full enough although we weren’t hungry enough for dessert. This was unfortunate as the list of ice cream sundaes in particular was very tempting.
The drinks menu made great reading. As well as the usual beers and spirits there is a good selection of cocktails on offer as well as mocktails, slushes, smoothies and milkshakes. Coke, diet coke or lemonade all come with free refills.
The atmosphere was fun and lively, the staff were very kind and polite. Food delivery was very prompt, so much so that the main courses arrived before the starter dishes had been cleared.
The two course menu for either £10.99 or £15.99 is good value. The toilets were perfectly adequate and this is a good place to take children as the lively atmosphere means that they don’t need to be quiet for once! I’d also be interested to sample the cocktail menu without the children as this would make a good location for a fun night out.
For more information, to view menus or book a table visit www.tgifridays.co.uk/cheadle.
T.G.I Friday’s, Wilmslow Road, Cheadle Royal, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 3FD