It was half-term last week and I finally got to meet up with my dear friend Catherine for a girly night out. That’s not such an easy feat when you’re both work-at-home mum’s with a crazy busy schedule, living nearly an hour apart and have 6 kids between you to
escape take care of. But we did it! We met up for dinner on Wednesday night and we had such a great time.
When we arrived at TGI Friday’s, we were told there was a 20 minute wait for a table so we headed to the bar. Clearly, I don’t get out enough as I can’t even remember the last time we had to jostle to get the barman’s attention. Anyway, we grabbed our drinks and found a seat. We’d barely been sat down 5 minutes when our pager buzzed to say our table was ready.
We had most definitely left it too long for our catch-up because the poor waitress must have come over 5 times to take our order – we hadn’t even looked yet! But she was very sweet and we just said we would flag her down when we were ready.
The menu looked great, but healthy choices were limited. I kinda resent paying £10 / £12 for a salad, so I said ‘ to heck with it!’ and ordered a burger. I’ve been good all week so it all balances out. I chose the Friday’s Double-Glazed Jack Daniels. I tried to make some healthy concessions, and switched my regular fries to sweet potato fries. I doubt there’s much benefit, but it’s a healthier option. And omg, they taste so good.
I also noticed a spicy Asian slaw in the extra’s section, and I had some notion of it being uber healthy and bursting with bean sprouts or something. It wasn’t. It was in a sauce, which I wasn’t expecting (maybe I didn’t read that part?!), and it was just ‘meh’. It was okay, but I wouldn’t order it again.
Anyways, I left half of the ciabatta bun and only ate the lean part of bacon. That’s gotta count for something, right?
Catherine ordered the French Dip burger. She said it was great!
Caramelized onions, swiss cheese, garlic mayo and a rich beef sauce to pour over (or dip in!)
We were both driving so for drinks we stuck with Diet Coke. The waitress was great and kept arranging re-fills, but ugh, I’ve never drank so much diet coke in one day. I had the most painful hiccups ever! I felt like a helium balloon ready to burst.
Nowadays, I rarely ever have a dessert – although, there is something about eating out and wanting just a little something after your meal.
I was hoping to discover a light, or healthy option – but I couldn’t see anything. Instead, we opted to share a Rocky Road sundae.
The restaurant looks empty here… and it was. We spent the entire night laughing and giggling away that almost everyone had left by now.
You know those nights where you could carry on chatting and laughing for hours and hours. And we would have done had the restaurant not been closing