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Planet Hollywood Review

| Restaurants | 15/08/2012

Having recently acquired a one-month trial of Tastecard, which gives you 50% off selected restaurants, my dinner horizons have expanded from the usual haunts. I had visited Planet Hollywood many years before, however when I found out they accepted Tastecards (Sunday to Thursday), I was delighted. I did have to book a table in advance, unlike some other restaurants, where they accept walk-ins.

Not just American…

The menu in Planet Hollywood is rather like a book, there is so much to choose from. Rather than just the typical American burgers and fries, there are also Asian and Italian dishes available if you fancy something else.

I decided on the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (£11.50) with an extra side of Mashed Potatoes (£3.75). The burger is described as: “topped with hickory smoked bacon, tangy sweet BBQ sauce and a sharp cheddar cheese.” The burger was absolutely delicious, fresh and tasty. I also loved the fact that the waitress asked me how I would like it cooked (I insisted on ‘well done’), as other places just serve it to you any old how these days…

The side of potatoes was also good, not the best I’ve tasted, but it did the job. My friend and I also ordered a bottle of wine, settling on the Kleine Rust Pinotage Rose (£21.50). The lovely waitress also let us try the wine before we made our decision. This was great as it showed that their customer service was beyond our expectations in comparison to other restaurants in this price bracket.

After having wolfed down our main meals, we still had room for more, so we took a look at the desert menu. Little did we know that we would be regretting this later in the evening… when we couldn’t move. Anyway, we both ordered the Knickerbocker Glory (£6.75). Described as being ‘Served in an old fashioned milkshake glass with layers of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, strawberry sauce served with a wafer.’ This was heaven in a glass, not too rich or too sweet either, absolutely perfect.

Planet Hollywood

Atmosphere

The atmosphere in Planet Hollywood is brilliant. It is the perfect place for catching up with friends, or if you fancy catching a bite to eat before you see a show. They cater for everyone as there is plenty on offer for kids too.

Overall

Overall, I would visit Planet Hollywood again and again, especially now that I know they accept Tastecard! Having the food bill reduced by 50% makes life much easier and tastier!

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