I wanted to post this in the 2006 long-running “worst Canberra restaurants” topic, but it’s so full it won’t play with MS internet explorer. So maybe it’s time for a new topic about meals you are sorry you ate (and paid for).
Tonight we tested the Twisted Fork at the Dickson Tradies, and it was the worst meal I’ve had in memory. I’m still feeling ill.
When they brought our meals, we were amazed to find that the one person who’d opted for veggies had an oval dish of veggies, but for the remaining three people, one oval dish of chips was for all three of us! The chips were good though. Pity about the rest of it. The veggies were not very nice, either. The potatoes were on their second night by the taste of it. It’s hard to ruin potatoes but they’d achieved it.
When ordering, I’d asked if they had any vinegar for the chips, and the ordering lady said the plastic bottle on the condiments stand had vinegar. Well, after scattering this on my chips, it became evident that this was in fact a “vinegrette” dressing, but one of doubtful provenance. The best description I can come up with is, that the oil was rancid, for industrial use only (greasing trays or something), and had been stored in a container usually used for dish washing detergeant (just typing that made me feel ill again). It was disgusting.
The chicken kievs we had also tasted of this industrial, chemically oil, and seemed to contain no garlic at all. The barramundis the rest of the party consumed were “OK”, but thin and dry. But they weren’t offensive.
I’ve heard good things about the Tradies, but this meal was really bad. Misery loves company, and I’d love to hear that someone else has had worse food recently.