After a night of shopping in town my friend and I decided to have dinner at Pastamania Cineleisure, as he was having a discount coupon. The place was crowded even though its already 9:30pm and what made it worst was that the way the tables and chairs were arranged just made the restaurant even more cramped. The only thing that stopped us from going someplace else for dinner was the discount coupon.
I had the combo set of Chicken Baked Rice, which comes with soup-of-the-day, garlic bread and a drink. The soup-of-the-day, which was mushroom soup, was sadly bland and taste more of water than mushroom. The garlic bread was delicious; appropriate proportion of butter and garlic, and served hot. The Chicken Baked Rice was better than in other Pastamania outlets I have patronised; the cheese topping was generous and not burned to the sides of the plate. Despite the restaurant being full and hectic, my order was served in less than ten minutes, and that is commendable.
The service staff looked like they have been going on and on for long hours. At one moment, the shift manager even stepped outside and motivated the service staff.
Overall, the dinner was just below awesome, due to the crampy table arrangements. Imagine this; my table placed right next to the brick wall, my table and the next table is only one arm length apart, directly behind my table is the place the service staff collect dishes to be served. While consuming my dinner, I lost count of the number of times I got bumped by other customers and service staff.