Visit & Vibes
As I go about my daily work, my view encompasses a building situated just across the road, a structure that has undergone numerous transformations over the years.
However, the most recent transition caught my attention when it transformed from a charming Romanian restaurant into a trendy establishment known as Bar Roma, specializing in both functions and exquisite dining experiences.
I vividly recall the days when it was a Romanian restaurant, and I cherished the moments spent there and loved the food.
Regrettably, as fate would have it, ownership shifted hands, prompting me to explore the reincarnation that is Bar Roma.
Today, I made a deliberate choice to savor the offerings of Bar Roma through a takeaway experience, driven by my curiosity about their culinary delights and the transformations within their interior. Stepping inside, I couldn’t help but notice that the essence of the place remains largely unaltered, preserving the charm I remember, albeit with a noteworthy addition—a central bar that now graces the premises. This enhancement adds a fresh dynamic to the ambiance, breathing new life into an already inviting setting.
|Background Music Level||★★★★★|
BBQ BADBOY £11.95
Crispy chicken or handmade beef smothered in our very own BBQ. sauce served with lettuce, onion & tomato
Opting for a takeaway meal, I perused the menu at Bar Roma, seeking a dish that truly enticed my palate. While a few options intrigued me, one particular item stood out prominently—their chicken burger. Admittedly, the price appeared on the higher end, likely catering to those seeking a dine-in experience with table service and all the trimmings. However, for the sake of trying their fare in a takeaway format, I decided to indulge my curiosity.
Upon unwrapping the tinfoil, a delightful aroma greeted my senses. Visually, it presented itself adequately, and I eagerly took a substantial bite. The chicken proved to be a highlight—crispy perfection enveloped in a generous coat of luscious barbecue sauce, infusing each mouthful with delectable flavor. In terms of taste, it held up admirably.
Turning my attention to the accompanying chips, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a bonus in the form of onion rings within the box. The chips themselves were impeccably cooked, boasting a golden crispness and a well-balanced seasoning that negated any need for additional salt or flavor enhancements.
In retrospect, evaluating this takeaway experience, I would concede that it leaned toward the pricier side, warranting only an “okay” rating. However, in the context of a dine-in visit, the pricing seemed more reasonable. Ultimately, the chicken burger and chips held their own, delivering a satisfying flavor profile that made the experience worthwhile.
|Value for Money||★★★★|
My visit to Bar Roma offered a pleasant opportunity to explore its interior and engage with some of the friendly staff while awaiting my takeaway lunch. What stood out was the evident thriving atmosphere that Bar Roma currently enjoys, a testament affirmed by their active Facebook presence, with a steady stream of patrons flowing in and out daily, throughout the week.
As I delved into my takeaway lunch, my impressions began to take shape. The meal, though enjoyable, did not rank among the finest burgers I’ve tasted. Price-wise, it skewed a tad towards the expensive side for a takeaway option, leaving me pondering the prospect of a dedicated takeaway menu to cater to more budget-conscious diners. On the flip side, for those opting for a sit-in experience, the value for money seemed more reasonable.
Regarding flavor, the meal exhibited a commendable profile—nothing extraordinary but certainly pleasing to the palate. In summary, my overall assessment would be positive yet restrained, categorizing the meal as a decent choice.
|Service / Staff||★★★★★|
|Overall Value for Money||★★★★|
|MY OVERALL RATING||★★★★|
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