It was Mother's Day and I decided to treat my mum to a meal at Empire State. It was dinnertime, so there was quite a long queue. We queued for approx. 20minutes before we were ushered to a table for 2.
The restaurant was full, and there were limited staff. It took me a good 10minutes to catch the eye of a staff before he came over to take our orders. We weren't served any water and there were no utensils for us when the food came. We even had to use our own serviettes as they were just too busy to set the tables. The place was also quite hot as there was no air con, and with the crowd, the heat was quite unbearable.
I ordered their fish & chips, which came with a side salad and mashed potatoes. The amount of salad given was pretty pathetic, but the taste made up for it. The veg was fresh too. The potatoes gave a really smooth mouthfeel. The fish fillet was crunchy but a tad oily, and although it looked small, I was really full after finishing it.
My mum ordered this mushroom pizza for herself. We thought it was a small portion, but it was so big it looked more like it was for 3 people. Nevertheless, my mum enjoyed it so much she ate 6 out of the 9 slices. She gave me a slice, and after eating it, I could see why she enjoyed it. The pizza was just the right texture, not too hard or soft. The amount of cheese added on top was just how I loved it; you could taste it in every bite! It was simply heavenly.
Last but not least, we ordered drinks each, an ice chocolate for me and a root beer float for her. The serving for my mum's float was huge! I took a sip and the taste was divine! One can't go wrong with root beer and vanilla ice-cream!
My ice chocolate was not bad too. It was chocolaty and had bits of chocolate biscuits in it. Managed to finished it all although I was full to the brim.
Overall, the food was not bad, but their service could be better. It will be some time before I go back again as I'm marred by their service; I had to go to the counter and pay because the staff was too busy to bring us the bill.
Date of Visit: 2013-05-12