Wednesday, May 18th, 2016by Kirsten Curtis and the Eat Out team
Stuck at the airport, or find yourself with the family at the mall? No need to fear for your culinary safety – we asked some chefs, critics and the Eat Out team to reveal their favourite dishes at chain restaurants.
Spur ribs, chips and onion rings. Photo supplied.
Spur spare ribs, with chips and lots of onion rings. But like only once or twice a year. *hides*
The King Steer burger is awesome; Nando’s hot quarter chicken and wedges is always a winner; Spur spare ribs are delicious (haven’t had them in years, but I want them now); and Ocean Basket fish and chips are nice and crispy.
I once had a KFC burger and it was totally amazing. I imagine that that’s what taking drugs is like. I saw shooting stars and unicorns and rainbows. I had a food hangover for about a week, though. My body just cannot with all the sugar and the salt and the fried things. Also, the McDonalds cheeseburger; mostly I just love the cheese. So plastic! So melty! So salty! Also the mayo – so much sugar – and the tangy little pickle.
Nando’s veg pita and peri-peri wedges, extra hot. The veg patty soaks up all the flavour of the chilli, making it a tasty bite every time. Or paneer tikka with dhal makhani and paratha bread at Jewel of India.
– Marcus Viljoen, Eat Out advertising designer
Spur’s Cheddamelt Burger. It’s been my standard Spur order since I was 10. It takes me back to Friday nights with my folks at the old Dean Street Spur. Good memories and still a pretty good burger. The only difference is now I have replaced the choc shake with wine…
– Cailine McCann-Smith, Eat Out senior digital sales executive
Spur Goodie Burger is always a winner for me, or Chicken Campagnola at Primi Piatti.
A Steers burger and chips – with that evil/genius spice – is the best. I’m also partial to a McDonalds Big Mac if I’ve had a ‘late night’. Something about the creamy mayo and the shiny cheese with lashings of sugar-loaded ketchup sings in my blood stream – in all likelihood a signal of impending diabetic coma.
– Linda Scarborough, Eat Out copy editor
There you have it! (If you sneak out to a drive-through after reading this, we won’t judge.) Please spill some of your recommendations in the comments below.