Tuesday 23 May 2017

Feeling Very Ready For Veri Peri


Welcome to another blog post! The wonderful guys at Veri Peri invited myself and Luke to come along to their Bradford branch and try out some of their fabulous food from their marvellous menu.

The photos within this blog post were shot via my phone so apologies in advance if they're aren't great. I had my DSLR on me but the glare from the warm weather was making me unhappy with the photos via the DSLR. 

We entered Veri Peri and was greeted by a wonderful member of staff. They took us to a table, gave us two menus and asked us to take our time and choose whatever we wanted. Myself and Luke decided to peruse the menu for a few minutes and then decided on what drinks we wanted. The waitress came to our table. We both ordered a Sunshine Mocktail which consisted of Orange, Pineapple and Mango. It was refreshing and a drink that you definitely need in a morning.

We had another look at the menu, ordered our food and took some photos of the restaurant.

The first dish that we had was Hummus which was garnished with Pitted Olives and Pitta Bread. I love Hummus no matter what but sadly neither myself or Luke like Olives so we just ate around them. The Hummus was lovely and creamy with a slight acidic kick. I loved the warm pitta bread against the hummus as it was a mixture of textures. I think that this would be great to share with others with some more pitta bread and drinks.

We also ordered a Value Platter which consists of Chicken Picatta, a Whole Chicken, 2 sides and 2 drinks.

The Chicken Picatta consisted of sliced Chic\\\\ken Breast coated with Egg Yolk and pan fried in Olive Oil. The Chicken Breast was tender in the middle but crispy on the outside which I loved. There was also herbs on top of the Breast which made it flavoursome and I think that this would be great on it's own with fries and coleslaw or something of that sort.

The Whole Chicken was marinated and covered in Lime and Coriander. Lime and Coriander is one of the many sauces/rubs that you can get on your food at Veri Peri. The other flavours include Garlic, Lemon & Herb, Hot, Extra Hot and more. I loved the crispiness of the Chicken but I did wish that they included some boneless meat just because taking out bones does get messy. I loved the flavour. The lime cut through the sweetness of the Chicken and the Coriander added a bit of depth to the Chicken.

You also get unlimited drinks with the platter which I think is needed just to refresh the palate from time to time.

Myself and Luke then ordered a burger each. Luke will let you know what he ordered on his blog post when it's up but I ordered a Beef Burger which consists of a Freshly Minced mixture of premium Beef which is marinated in a special dry rub. The pattie is then grilled and sandwiched with Veri Peri signature sauce, Tomatoes, American lettuce and Cheddar cheese. I loved the beef patty as it was moist but also slightly peppery which I loved. The Lettuce which gave the whole dish a refreshing hit of flavour.

This came with Mozzarella Sticks and Fries. I love Mozzarella Sticks no matter what. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the middle. I wouldn't normally put them with Burgers as a side but they were amazing. The fries were crispy but fluffy on the inside and when paired with Garlic sauce they were so great! I will have to put Garlic Sauce with my fries more often!

I then ordered a Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream. Luke was hesitant about ordering dessert but honestly I will never turn down dessert and I love Brownies so this was perfect for me. Luke shared it with me due to us both being quite full. The whole point of this Sizzling Brownie is when the waitress pours the sauce over the dish it sizzles which it did. I thought this was brilliant! The brownie was gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside. The perfect Brownie! And with the hit of that fresh Vanilla Ice Cream just hit the spot. Perfect for the end of a date. .

All in all, I loved Veri Peri, I do think that the tables could be slightly spaced out just in case theres a group of people using the refill drinks station. I do love the fact that they boxed up food for us and that you can order from Veri Peri via Deliveroo depending on the location of where you live.

If you're in the Bradford area then I urge you to try out Veri Peri.

What's your favourite Chicken dish below? Let me know down below!

Thanks to the staff and PR over at Veri Peri for inviting us and looking after us during the day!

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post and I hope that you come back for the next post!

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

This post was in collaboration with Veri Peri. This post was in exchange of food. All views and opinions are my own. 

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