Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great World, Playa del Ingles - pure rubbish!!

The presence of restaurants as Great World at Playa del Ingles proves that it is not a destination for fine dining. The only grand thing with this eatery is the name, the rest is rubbish - Chinese rubbish.

Location: BBBB

Great World is located at Avenida Alfereces Provisionales, close to the Yumbo Centre - easy to get to, but hardly the most scenic location for a restaurant.

Service: BBBB-

No service out of the ordinary is provided at Great World.

We were served promptly, and we did not have to wait long to get our food. Not surprising, really, as the food did not make you tick.

Interior & Atmosphere: BBB-

We were seated in a cold and uninteresting interior with some Chinese features, made a little bit more interesting by the presence of a few palm trees at the outdoor dining area.

Food: BBB

Food was as uninteresting as the interior, in short a dinner with no highlights, Chinese culinary rubbish if you ask me.

We ordered a four course menu, where one of the dishes was boiled rice, a complementary ingredient often defined as a separate dish. The dessert - ice cream, is hardly worth mentioning.

The only nice thing of this meal was the price - rubbish - yes, but hardly a rip-off.

Spring rolls

We ordered spring rolls as a traditional starter of our Chinese meal.

These pastries are good indicators on the quality of the kitchen, as they may be scrumptious at its best, and terrible at its worst.

The rolls served at Great World was decent. Deliciously crisp and pastry was not soaked in oil.

Filling soft, slightly overcooked. Not much taste, though. Low in salt and pepper, but a little sweet chili sauce on pastry helped a little.

Roasted duck

I ordered duck as main course, and it looked promising when it arrived at the table. A generous portion of fried duck served on top of crisp vegetables.

I still ended up being thoroughly disappointed.

The vegetables were well prepared, and the skin of the duck was roasted until nice and crispy, but I discovered that the meat was dry and tough.

It did not taste much either, and we wondered if the cook had used any seasoning at all.

I wonder how the cook had managed to end up with this result. Duck is, after all, an ingredient that is relatively easy to prepare with a satisfactory result.

Beverage: N/A

Rating the Great World experience: BBB+ (3,52 points)

Good location, low prices, but the rest of the Great World experience is hardly worth mentioning. Based on the food we were served, this restaurant is definitely not a place to recommend.

Great World
Avenida Alfereces Provisionales
Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

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