How to choose a good restaurant just by reading the menu
As you know, we Brits love food and eating out has literally reached fever pitch. There is no end of restaurants across the country covering a multitude of cuisines. But which one should you choose for your next date night, family celebration or mid week treat? Well if you don’t want to visit a place that you have been to before, it’s time to find a hidden gem. But if you are not sure about the quality of food served, it is really worth reading between the lines of the menu. Yes, you can predict the quality of a restaurant just by looking at their menu! Here’s some tips.
- Don’t get stuck on seasonality – while it’s great to know what produce is in season throughout the year, Knowing what is in a season doesnt mean Ilitangojng to be good. You can have amazing French asparagus during February. You can expect to have a superb dessert delicacy of blast-frozen raspberries during winter. Best cooking is all about whatever is at its best instead of in season.
- Check the design of menu and the language used – The look and language of a menu card can also say a lot about the food and its quality. A heavily designed and stylised menu covered with pictures and logos is not made with changes in mind. So they likely stick with the same dishes month-to-month. On the other hand, a single and stark typeface on flimsy A5 doesn’t show any creativity and could indicate that the restaurant is in a period of change. Don’t get confused by menu language either. For example, A whole plaice doesn’t necessarily mean to a good plaice. A food restaurant Worthing offering plaice gently coated in a herb crumb and shallow fried in extra virgin best quality olive oil explains the dish. You know that the plaice is draped in/drizzled with/ on the bed of something; you can also be sure about its texture – good descriptions using economical words to stand out.
- So many options may be avoided – The size of the menu plays important role in choosing the restaurant. The less the kitchen needs to prepare, the more attention can be given to the dishes. A comprehensive and compact menu card of 30 choices is more likely to reflect utmost care, good and quality ingredients in comparison to a menu comprising 100s of dishes. Also consider the range. Talented and efficient chefs are expected to have trained in colleges focusing on different methods of cooking different dishes including seafood. How can an average pub chef handle making crispy-duck spring roll, BBQ ribs, Thai red curry and stone-baked pizza – all at the same time? You must be diligent about a menu, which implies such a broad knowledge. It is usually only possible if the restaurant is churning out microwave meals. Similarly, where a single dish needs at least 10 different ingredients to be prepared at the same time, corners are likely to be cut.
These are a few things to consider while choosing a less-visited, yet best restaurants in Worthing Sussex. Consider all the clues in the menu mentioned here to make a smart decision.