Thursday, August 30, 2007


Mahon Point SC.

Bennigans styles itself on an American diner or pub, serving up the wings, burgers and sandwiches you'd expect here. Walls are plastered with posters and tvs showing music videos. Sunday to Thursday they run a Movie meal deal, main course and a ticket for the cinema upstairs for €20 a head.
Somehow it just fails. The burger I had there last night, their BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger was pretty flat and lifeless. Ursula's chicken strips were somewhat better, but I just don't think either was worth the €13.95 price tag. They fail to capture what makes an American diner. The ability to do fast food really really well. There's a lack of effort to the food here, a lack of thought or care.
What I did like here before was the heart attack inspiring Monte Cristo; "ham, turkey and Swiss and American cheeses on white bread, then battered and fried ‘til golden. Dusted with powdered sugar and, served with red raspberry preserve". They no longer do this though it was nice to try, even if it did knock six years off my life.
The only reason to eat here is convenience to the cinema and the movie meal deal. Really though, you should be checking out the food court upstairs.

2 stars. Will I go again? Probably, but not anytime soon.

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Blogger Steve said...

I'd hardly call the place up stairs a food court. There is nothing there that ont contribute to an early death unless you want a sandwich again after having one for lunch. When will we learn in this country and get in these chinese, thai, japenese, etc..places like in other countries. Even a noodle bar would be welcome.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well it does have an Eddie Rockets that's crap compared to the original. Like any bad food court, bad imitations.
The bagel place isn't bad though

1:53 AM  

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