Friday, March 5, 2010

Prego - Burwood

Mid-week catch up in Burwood took us to a dim red-orange candle-litted cafe called Prego. There was a rowdy crowd outside so we took out seats indoors where we could atleast hear each other talk.

The menu was extensive but after a long decision-making process, we decided to order the "dump" (cheesey gravyed chips). This was $14.95 for a HUGE plate of chips which passed through the microwave to melt the tiny bit of cheese - meaning that the chips were soggy and uncrispy and full of fatty oil. Nonetheless, due to my hungry state, I ate it continuously anyway. The portion is much too much to two people. And the price seems much too much for the food offered.

The "dump"

My friend ordered the pesto chicken pasta as the main. With fettuccine, this was a galore of chicken, baby spinach leaves, tomatoes and creamy pine-nutty basilly pesto sauce. He seemed to like it quite a bit so it must have been tasty.

Pesto Chicken Fettuccine

My chicken "burger" was essentially a chicken "focaccia" - soft but untoasted. Filled with a succulent piece of chicken breast, avocado, tasty cheese and mayo, it was quite a good combination of tastes. The avocado mushed in with the chicken and cheese very yummily. The salad was a bit dismal though - the mayo was super runny and had not much taste to it.

Chicken Burger

So overall, the service wasn't too brill, the food was just so-so but the ambiance is pretty awesome. Would I come here again? I think I prefer Palm Breeze next door.

Food - 6.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Value for money - 6/10
Overall - 26.5/40

126 Burwood Rd
NSW 2134
tel: (02) 9715 7730

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