I love food. Its no secret. I think about food all the time. I eat breakfast and while Im eating it Im thinking about whats for lunch. Food is great, and when its done right it awesome. I love going to new places and trying out new foods. So I thought I would start my own food review, sharing my favourite places from around the UK and the world.
Soooooo. What to say about InFamous Diner?
Not much really haha. I was hugely disappointed in the whole thing. I like to think that I've been to and eaten American food enough that i've got a pretty good judge on whats good or not, and I had pretty high hopes for InFamous. Unfortunately it was all style and no substance, and even then it was a little too 'style' for my liking. I understand, that our English idea of an American Diner is going to be slightly exaggerated, but for me, I want just the normal ones you find in America....its probably too much to ask, but hopefully one day I'll find it. Any way, back to InFamous...
It was extremely shiny. Like blindingly so. There were like these reflective shiny metal tiles on the celling and red fluorescent tube lights on the wall. I found it quite gaudy and headachy, and for some one who gets migraines thats not such a good combo. I did like the American number plates that were all over the back wall, it was fun trying to see which states they came from, also a pretty cool idea for a wall in a house! I know decor is a very individual taste, but for me, it was too much.
Now for the food. The food was actually pretty good, and they had my mums favourite Root Beer, so that made her happy. My only issue was the size of the portions. We had a normal cheese burger which came with onion rings and curly fries. When it arrived I was pretty impressed with the size of it, it maybe wasn't the size I would expect an 'American' Diner to have but it was big enough. Then I opened the bun. This is one of my culinary hates! The burger was HALF THE SIZE OF THE BUN!! GAAAAAAAAH! I literally took like two bites and all I got was bread. Its not hard to make burgers the same size of the bun! I would rather have a thinner burger where I got to have some in every mouthful. I was so disappointed! I don't know whether I just got the end of a batch of burger mince or if thats just the size they are?
The second thing that really really pissed me off was on the menu they have 'Homemade Doughnuts' and also above the bar on the deserts board, so naturally I wanted them. I wanted them so bad. So when the waiter (who seriously looked and acted like he didn't wanna be there, rather rude) asked us what we wanted, that was what we wanted, this is pretty much how it went...
Us - "Can we have doughnuts please!"
Waiter - "We don't do them"
Us - "But there on the menu?"
Waiter - "I know"
Us - "And above the bar..."
Waiter - "Yeah I know"
Us - "Oh. Well we won't have anything then"
Waiter - "Okay" *turns and walks away*
It was the most bizarre service I've ever encountered.
So yeah, thats my not so great experience at InFamous Diner. I was impressed with the taste of the food, it was delicious, but the portion size was silly and the service was just down right weird! I have to say I would go back, just to give them the benefit of the doubt and give it a good second go. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone because I know there are better places out there, but if you want to experience the a really over the top American Diner, I suppose thats the place.