Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gurney Drive Restaurant @ The Gardens

This is perhaps our third visit to this restaurant, but I had only one other post on this place. I remembered the last I came, they just opened up, and apparently they brought these famous cooks from Penang and posted them here in the Gardens ( reconfirmed with one of the waiters).This time around, Sayang and I met up for lunch, and decided to drop by Gurney Drive again. Since Sayang don't get to go to Penang every other month like me ;) so I suggested we go eat some real Penang food @ The Gardens. Something on their menu changed this time around... they reduced their prices....

We usually do not hear of restaurants reducing their prices, this is really a first for me. So we ordered anyways. Sayang got her Char Koay Teow with less chili, hence the color abit more brownish than reddish. Of course I preferred to have it extra spicy but this was Sayang's CKT.... hehehe.. she enjoyed it no doubt.


Mine was a mee goreng mamak. I've had this before, in my previous visit, so I took the same mee goreng again.. It was really nice, not sure why, but the local mee goreng mamaks are either too dark, too salty or two wet. Theirs were fried to perfection. Popiah was just so so, but really no complains.

Surprisingly, as I do my research on other food reviews about this place, I found that others did not enjoy the food at all. Some will come up to a rating of at most, average. This must be whats going on, with this restaurant, which is why their prices dropped big time....

Also Read:

Bernsy's First Visit
PinkPainter
Yowazzup
Mumzie

It's located on the Second Floor of The Gardens, same floor as Flying chillies, Fong Lye and Sushi Zanmai.

13 Comments:

foongpc said...

Your photos look appetizing! So the prices are dropping, izit? Maybe should go and have a try then. I still don't think the food will be as nice as those in Gurney Drive. Miss Penang food!

Bernsy said...

thanks for dropping by, do come by more often..

xin said...

passed by there but never tried it coz i thought these places can't be as good as the real penang ones

Bernsy said...

i thought some of the stuff were quite decent... but still abit pricey, and it really just wasn't as good as the real penang ones...

but it sure beats driving up to Penang to have some and come back.. hehehe

MisSmall said...

I'm one of those who didn't quite enjoy the food there. My CKT was a bit on the salty side. So were the rest of our orders.

mimid3vils said...

It's so rare that a restaurant could reduce their prices~~

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Actually, I like eating at this restaurant. Not everything's good, but the ones you've highlighted - CKT, mamak mee, are definitely above average. I also go there to get my Penang CCF fix.

Bernsy said...

lyrical - you are so right, not everything there is good.. hahaha.. unfortunately, the word is going round that this place is a rip off, and dishes are lousy, etc, etc...

mimi - bad word goes round, really no choice but to reduce price.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

how much they reduce by?

Bernsy said...

ok based on the figures i wrote in my first review, I think the mee goreng went from 18 to about 15.. isn't that like 20% ?

kampungboycitygal said...

haha a price decrease? first time I've heard..the place looks so intimidating (so posh) that i thought everything would be above rm 20ish

Nic (KHKL) said...

when i first saw this restaurant, i was like, "woah, damn grand leh"...

with the hike in everything else, the reduction in price is a good thing lor. and the ckt looks good also.

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