Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Gallus Restaurants - London Charing Cross Road (NOW CLOSED)

Miss Pinky and I went out on a very rare Friday meetup. We usually meet on weekends and on some rare occasion on a weekday. This was a totally random night out!

Every time I passed it on Charing Cross Road it seemed like it was never opened. Was it that bad that it had to close down very quickly... No... I think they were still renovating... Not sure.

Not sure what to classify Gallus Restaurants. It's like a fusion restaurant of Asian meets Western type. Fusion chicken?
Gallus Restaurants
The restaurant is quite small and it already seemed popular amongst the people who work, study or live around Soho. Gallus Restaurant is almost like Nando's but from the "Roman era". The interior is designed to look like a Roman restaurant... I would call it a modern Rome style restaurant.



I had paid £20 for two vouchers worth £50 of food from Time Out London. Bargain! See it's worth getting emails from magazines or promotional sites. You can save quite a lot of money by getting bargains and vouchers online.

Now it was time to order the food. £25 worth of food for each person! Miss Pinky and I ordered two different platters with 4 sides each plus an extra burger and drink (we paid for the extra afterwards).


Miss Pinky ordered the Wings Platter, she had jerk skewer and the Mexian one (I think) plus the burger of the day. Her wings were in a BBQ like sauce. It was good she said but in just an ordinary bbq sauce. We both agreed on the jerk chicken skewer which had pineapple with it that it was a bad combination but the chicken was nice...
Wings Platter
I ordered the Skewer Platter with jerk, tandoori and katsu skewers. They were all so filling and spicy too! I think I was full after 2 skewers... (⊙_☉) My favourite were the tandoori ones. I couldn't taste any katsu sensation on the katsu skewer. Where's the breaded crumbs?
Skewer Platter
Miss Pinky admired the skewers as each one were inscribed with the restaurants name. I wonder how much those skewers cost to get inscribed!
Just look at all that chicken........ Better than Nando's in some respects...
Katsu Skewer

Tandoori Skewer

Jerk Skewer
With the remaining money on the voucher I ordered the Gallus burger. I actually had to take this home as I was so full. But it tasted great. Unfortunately I had it cold so I couldn't taste the spiciness that much.
Gallus burger
This was Miss Pinky's burger. She never told me what it tasted it like, but I'm sure it was great. I will ask her next time I see her...
Special burger of the day
And of course the sides! We loved the Asianslaw, coleslaw with a twist of sesame oil. Excellent side. We also enjoyed the corn on the cob. Wow! This was the best corn on the cob I have ever tasted. Miss Pinky said it was better than Nando's any day, and I forgot what she told me to put on this post. But we both enjoyed it all.
Sides
The only disappointing side was the couscous, if it was a bit warm or a little hot then I think it would have been a great side order. Nevermind. Restaurants can always improve themselves with time.
Cold couscous
And plus we had wedges! Blimey! Yes we were very, VERY full.
Wedges
Total price came to over £66!! But fortunately we had those £25 vouchers from Time Out London. So minus £50 we paid around £9 each... (£19 each including price of the voucher). ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ Miss Pinky was so happy that we spent so little on a meal. It was the first time we've done that she said... is it???

Anyway, my only complaint is the toilets, the signs are a bit confusing because they're in Latin. Make sure you know the Latin words for Man and Woman. σ(≧ε≦o)
My geeky rating: 5/5

Good points:
- Lots and lots of food. It is generally expensive at this restaurant but we had vouchers
- In a good location along Charing Cross Road
- LOVE the corn on the cob!!!
- Lovely service

Bad points:
- Toilet signs
- The place is a bit small, but I hope they expand with more bigger locations (it's not an entirely bad point)

Address: 103 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Telephone: 020 7734 3285


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