When we first arrived the waiter told us to wait for 20 minutes because they were busy so we told him to hold our table and went for some cocktails at the Great Gatsby. She had a pina colada and I had something with pineapple, coconut and banana which I've forgotten the name of but was very tasty and only £4!
|Cocktails at the Great Gatsby|
It is a very asthetically pleasing establishment, with wall hangings and black marble style tables with their in-built barbeque grill, plus your standard east asian fish tank and a small bar.
We peruse the menu with its large coloured photographs and I feel genuinely excited. Korean food is totally new to me, I'm kind of expecting it to be similar to the food I had in China but really, not knowing what it's going to be like is making me look forward to eating it even more than with any other restaurant.
We are the only "western" people eating here which is usually a good sign. It's mostly students too, I guess west one tends to attract these types because they're either too scared to venture away from town or crookes and find other places to eat, or maybe that this is a cool area to hang out.
A couple of dishes arrive and we are told they are our free sides. One is a slippery sweet cabbage and one is grated carrot with something else I'm not sure about, maybe daikon but I don't know.
One thing that strikes me is that this is going to be a hard review to write because a lot of the tastes are new to me and describing them would be challenging.
|Kimchi and free side dishes|
Anyway the food arrived and it looked exactly as shown in the pictures, my casserole had half a chicken and the kimchi was that napa cabbage, left in whole leaves. Different to how I've had before but still delicious. The waitress asked if we wanted her to mix our egg rice dish but I said no it's ok. I waited 'til she left before taking a picture as I thought it would be more photogenic that way.
|Chicken and date casserole|
That egg and rice dish is really tasty. It came with a red sauce which wasn't as hot as expected.
Everything is light and not greasy at all.
I'll definitely visit again. It's great to have somewhere to add to my lift of places to eat in the city centre too. Anyone else been?
Food - 7.5/10
Service - 8/10
Value - 7/10