Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crinitis - Parramatta

Decisions decisions decisions.
Life is full of decisions.
I hate making decisions.
So when faced with a menu which opens up to be as big as your table and full of words, I was a little taken back. What to eat?!?!? What a hard decision.

My friend and I decided to dine at Crinitis. As it was a Thursday night, the place was quite busy and service was... well... yeh.

Decisions on what to order was definately difficult. But after much deliberation, we decided to order 2 mains to share - the Spiedini di pollo ($36.90) and the 500g pork ribs ($28.90). My friend also decided on a cocktail - the buckle me ($22.90) whereas I, having to work at 8am the next day, decided it's best to be able to drive home and wake up the next day.

So my friend's buckle me cocktail. The name says it all. Tasted peachy yet strong - very quite strong. It comprised of peach snapps, vodka, barcardi, tequila, cointreau, peach ice tea, apricot nectar and lemonade. One sip - it was nice. More than one? Buckle me.

buckle me - $22.90

The food took a little while to come out. The place was a little bit noisy. Hence, it was a little bit hard to talk. Yet, when the food did come out, it was pretty amazingly huge~ The 500g pork ribs were gigantic! Covered in homemade BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection. What more, it came with yummy chips :) Awesome~ (I did have a ribs craving though).

500g pork ribs - $28.90

The ribs came with a choice of salad, chips, potato or veges. As evident, we had opted for chips and veges. The chargrilled veges were actually pretty good. The zucchini was really sweet as was the capsicum.The potatoes were soft and fluffy too.

chargrilled veges

The Spiedini di pollo was 2 super long skewers of chargrilled chicken. The chicken was yummily garlicy, herby and lemony. The meat was a little bit dry and heavy, but tasted much nicer when heaped with garlic aoili :) The chips were good. Salad was normal.

Spiedini di pollo - $36.90

The servings were undeniably gigantic. By the end, we were both clutching our stomachs in fullness. Dessert menu? Unfortunately not this time.

Food - 8/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 28.5/40

291 Church Street
NSW 2150
Tel: 1300 274 648


chocolatesuze said...

oh man im dying to eat those ribs!

joey@FoodiePop said...

Wow, those serving sizes are big. Like the look of those chippies. :-)

MelbaToast said...

Whenever we walk past this place at night time it's literally packed to the rafters...I've been wondering if it's worth the wait to get in. The food looks pretty good...huge!

bbsnoopy said...

The prices are slightly dearer but it's reflected in the size of the portions. They are also famous for 1m pizzas (but make sure u have a few people going with u before tackling that!)

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I had ribs tonight but yum, I'm still staring at your ribs with greed! 1m pizza? Whoah!

Anonymous said...

I just went last night it is pricier but it is top food and big portions so it's worth it. Such a wide variety and everything is detailed and beautiful. I love this place it's soooo cool!!