WHENEVER I walk or drive on Kampala Road and reach King Fahad Plaza, I am tempted to look at the buildings opposite because I want to know if The Chef still exists.
I was there on Monday to eat. It is not such a large place, but is conveniently located for the business-minded person.
If you like adequate lighting when having meals, the chef is not that kind of place.
On settling, I was not in a hurry to listen to a sermon from the waitress asking what I wanted to have for lunch; it was all written on the wall. There is darkness which makes it hard to read the menu.
What caught my eye was Tilapia fillet, which the waitress hurriedly delivered after discovering that I did not want my lunch packed.
One mistake I made was not to have realised early enough that there was another good item â€“ lunch buffet. I do not remember when I last had tilapia, but I think my liking for fish was rejuvenated when the plate arrived.
Though it looked dry, the fillet was placed on a bed of natural white rice garnished with one round slice of cucumber, one slice of tomato and a scoop of salad. The gravy was tasty.
The lemon wedge was too small; normally, we who eat fish, like enough lemon. As a standard procedure, the waitress delivered my glass of fresh passion juice first.
One sip alone forced my salivary glands to unleash a sharp appetite. With relish, I continuously sipped the juice in controlled bits.
However, it had too much sugar. Service at The Chef is fast and convenient for those who are in a hurry. It is almost instant.
What disturbs, however, is the smell of burning oil from the kitchen, the noise from the customers and vehicles on the road. The management should consider sound-proofing their walls.
The next time I return to this restaurant, I will want to try out their lunch buffet. The menu has a section for weight watching â€“coleslaw, mixed and fruit salads. The meal cost me sh4,500.
Rating out of 5
Staff friendliness: 3
Staff attentiveness: 3 Service: 4 Ambience: 4
Food quality: 4
Drink quality: 4
Value for Money: 3
General design: 3
Overall Rating: 62%
Review by: Davis Weddi
Biggest amount one can spend: sh5,000
The Chef: Ideal for business