Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international business. It opened it’s first restaurant on 15th June 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S by Dan and Frank Carney who are also the founders. Pizza Hut is known for it’s Italian-American menu which includes pizza and pasta as well as its side dishes and desserts. Also Pizza Hut has over 15,000 locations worldwide as of 2015, and is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest restaurant companies.

History in UK

In 1973 Pizza Hut came to the UK. The first branch opened in Islington, London and now has 700 Restaurants and Delivery outlets up and down the UK. Since opening in 1973 they have brought Deep Pan Pizza to the UK and invented the Stuffed Crust and Cheesy Bits crusts. The UK branches of Pizza Hut are leading the way in inventing new products for Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut Buffet

The Unlimited Lunch Buffet. On from Monday to Friday every week and runs until 3pm at most branches but at others it runs even later. There’s is a range of pizza, pasta and of course Free Unlimited Salad.

Pizza Hut pizzasHave as much as you like for just:

Adult – £6.99 (Price varies per branch)

Child – £4.99 (Price varies per branch)

Pizza’s Include:

Margherita (v) –  Classic Margherita with Mozzarella Cheese.

Veggie (v) – Spinach, Mixed Peppers, Red Onions, Sweetcorn and Mushrooms.

BBQ Americano – A Smoky BBQ Base, Chicken Breast, Bacon, Sweetcorn and BBQ Sauce Drizzle.

Pepperoni – Pepperoni.

Hawaiian – Ham and Pineapple.

Chicken Supreme – Chicken Breast, Mushrooms and Onions.

Unlimited Salad

When you have the Buffet or a Main Meal,  you also get the unlimited salad where you can help yourself to as much salad as you want from the salad buffet. Also the salad is prepared fresh daily and when supplies get low on the buffet they are refilled all day long.

 

 

Salad Includes:

  • Cucumber
  • Potato Salad
  • Beetroot
  • Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Coleslaw
  • Lettuce
  • Cous Cous
  • Pasta Salad
  • Sweetcorn

Unlimited Fizzy Drink

You can’t go wrong. Pay for one glass and get FREE UNLIMITED refills with the purchase of one fizzy drink. Glasses next to drinks machine.

Image of fizzy drink machineYou can have either:

  • Pepsi
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Pepsi Max
  • Tango Orange
  • 7UP

 

 

 

If you wanted to add some extra flavour to your drink you could have the following added to your drink if you don’t want it plain:

  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Cherry
  • Lime

What I Think

Since 2007 I have been several times over the years and when I can I will always go and get the buffet because I find it better value for money. Pizza Hut have been the most consistent place that I have been to when it comes to food and service and you can’t really complain really. But it can get frustrating when its busy and you have to wait longer for your food and then wait ages for the bill to pay. I would definitely be going again and I would recommend it to others to go.

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© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall

Note: Prices may have changed since this review was published. Also price varies per branch.

Nandos

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Nandos is an international casual dining restaurant chain which originating in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. It was founded in 1987 and Fernando Duarte opened the first Nando’s in South Africa. Nando’s operates about 1,000 outlets in 30 countries. Nando’s specialises in grilled chicken dishes with various peri-peri marinades. Their logo is a symbol of a Cockerel which they have called Barci.

Nando’s Way

Nando’s get their chickens locally, delivered fresh and never frozen with excess fat already trimmed off. We then marinate them in a sauce that contains no preservatives, colourants or artificial flavours for 24-hours so that the flavour goes right through to the bone. Finally flame-grilling reduces the fat content even further and regular basting with Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce keeps the chicken succulent and tender.

Global Locations

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Mauritius
  • Nambia
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Food

Nando’s specialises in flame-grilled peri peri chicken. The chicken is served in quarters, halves, wholes, and butterfly breasts. It also serves burgers, pitas, salads, wings and wraps. In some countries, Nando’s sells chicken livers, espetadas and cataplana. A range of sides are available to order with these main dishes such as spicy rice, coleslaw, garlic bread, corn on the cob, creamy mash, chips, mixed leaf salad and macho peas.

The Peri-Peri Chilli – A hot African bird’s eye chilli is mixed with fresh lemon, garlic, onion, oil and herbs. The strengths of the Peri-Peri Chilli are:

Extra Hot

Hot

Medium

Mild

(Lemon & Herb or Mango & Lime)

Extra Mild

What I’ve Tried

¼ Chicken Breast – Comes off the bone easy. Nice to have chicken on the bone for a change with the skin on but for those who prefer no skin on you can just take it off before eating. You will defiantly need a side with this as a ¼ of chicken breast isn’t much on its own unless you where not very hungry to start off with.

½ Chicken – When you get ½ a chicken there are a few small hidden bone which you might not notice until you eat a peace of chicken so if possible try and make sure all the bone stay on the plate and not on the meat when you try and eat it. you get a lot more chicken from the ¼ chicken to the ½ chicken and its a lot more filling, just as nice as the ¼ chicken.

Butterfly Burger – Two peaces of chicken breast connected together with the skin of the chicken to create the burger and it is very filling as it has the best of both from the chicken burger and chicken from the bone on the burger and bone free. You got to try this as its so nice.

Grilled Chicken Burger -A peace of chicken breast with no skin on in some bread with peri-peri sauce, mayo and salad. What I call a proper chicken burger and would recommend it to anyone who loves there chicken burgers grilled.

Spicy Rice – The yellow rice isn’t really that spicy. You’ll get a couple of spicy bit of rice but the rest of it is just plain yellow rice with seasoning. Its nice but its more plain rice rather than spic rice.

Garlic Bread – The garlic bread is different as they use the bread that they use for the burgers and just but garlic butter on to make it garlic bread, so the main difference from other places is the bread that they use. It is nice but its something that once you have had it once you probably wouldn’t have again.

Creamy Mash – The mash potato is defiantly creamy and is so nice and not lumpy. One of the few places which I have been to which doesn’t do lumpy mash so its worth try for sure.

Chips – Nothing special with the plain chips from here just as good as any where else were you can get them. There is Peri-Peri chips available but that isn’t my thing having Peri-Peri sauce on my chips.

Mango Gelado – I had of tub of Mango Gelado as they only come in tubs as I wants some ice creams but wanted it in a different flavour for a change from the traditional vanilla flavour so I tried mango. It was nice and it made a change to have a different flavour.

Vanilla Gelado – I had a scoop of vanilla ice cream but they also available in small tubs. I enjoyed the Vanilla Gelado as it was make from good quality ingredients unlike some places which only use the cheap stuff. Also it is just enough for desert if you just want something small by having one scoop of ice cream.

Staff

Most of the staff are nice, friendly and helpful, but 1 or 2 members of staff can be unhelpful and rude for no obvious reason even when you are just ordering your food. Even though some staff are helpful they do need to improve on some of them skills and service and would be useful for them if they go on course to help them out.


© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall

Zizzi

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Zizzi is a large chain of Italian Restaurants across the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1999 with its first restaurant opening in Chiswick. There are more than 140 Zizzi restaurants in the UK as of May 2017.

It was sold by Gondola Group along with ASK Italian to Bridgepoint in February 2015 for £250 million.

Pronunciation and Origin

Pronounced as “Zeezee”. It is the last name originating from Siclian dialect Zizzu meaning “stylish youth”. Also from Arabic Aziz meaning “beloved”, “beautiful” and “mighty”.

About The Food

Zizzi wants to be an individual business just like most others. By trying to do this they produce their Italian food with an individual and unique touch of your local area. So each branch you go to will have a slightly different taste depending on the local area.

There signature Rustica pizza’s are hand stretched to make a bigger, thinner and crisper base and then loaded with toppings. They also offer a range of Italian favourites with an added Zizzi twist. Also they have expanded their allergen offering.

What I’ve Tried…

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella (& caramelised balsamic onions.)

.This is one of the nicest Garlic Bread with Cheese that I have tried and if I could I would have it every week as a treat. It is full of flavour and all the components that make it what is it is great and you wouldn’t want much more from your starter. .

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Lasagna (Rich ragu, béchamel, topped with riserva cheese & breadcrumbs.)

.It was a nice lasagna but the seasoning on it didn’t work for me personally so it wasn’t as good as it could have been. The cheese sauce was nice and creamy. Could of done with a bit more meat and tomato sauce inside. There was just the right amount of pasta in it.

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Classic Pepperoni Campagna (Pepperoni, Ham, Mushrooms, Mozzarella & Thyme.)

.Full of flavour and very filling. Just what you would want from a pizza. Struggled to eat it all after having the Garlic Bread with Cheese for starter so I ended up not eating it all but I would have if I could have. It’s bigger than it looks until you start eating it..

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Staff

The staff at Zizzi are nice, friendly, polite and helpful. You couldn’t ask for much more from the staff, all you do is ask and the staff will do their best to help.

Overall 

Overall I enjoyed my 2 visits to Zizzi and  I would defiantly recommend it. They where really helpful especially since I have a nut allergy so the serving staff made sure that the kitchen staff where aware of this when making and cooking my food. Good quality food and what you pay for and I would come again as a treat. The prices are high for this type of restaurant but you do get what you pay for so you don’t mind as much paying them.


© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall