The problem I have with take away food in West Bridgford is not just with quality, it's mainly quite good, and unlike the restaurants, never awful but the price. I lived briefly in the states and the price from takeaways was gob smacking to a Brit. Meals for a dollar 99c in some cases. The point was with high turnover and low overheads it was cheaper to buy takeways than fresh food. Now I'm not advocating Taco Bell in Bridgford (though if replace McDonalds I would cheer) but how can it be that a meal from a takeway is as dear as in many Restaurants and more expensive than those in Pubs? This stuff is unlikely to anything other than boil in bag stuff from major catering suppliers.
The quality of some popular microwaveable dishes available from Iceland particularly is now as good as that from the takeways.
By far the best takeaway option in Bridgford at present is I think Cook. An excellent range of quality frozen meals at reasonable prices. I do think they have there opening hours wrong though. I'm sure they know their own business best but I would have thought that they need to target those returning from work between 5pm and 8pm who are thinking CBA in regard of dinner. There is nothing else quite like it so they get a category on their own.
|Cook||42 Gordon Rd. NG2 5LN||981 2595|
|The Big Bamboo||38 Gordon Rd. NG2 5LN|
|The China Garden||181B Loughborough Rd. NG2 7JR|
|The Double 7 Cantonese Takeaway||75, Melton Rd. NG2 6EN||981 6228|
|The Golden Bridge||16 Musters Rd, NG2 7PL||981 1118|
|Good Food Gamston||Unit C, Ambleside, NG2 6PS||982 1818|
|The Orient Cantonese||26 Gordon Rd. NG2 5EN||982 2875|
|The Oriental (Fine Cantonese)|el: 011 Rectory Rd. NG2 6BG||981 8188| ^Oriental Express (Nottingham) Ltd|Unit 10, Compton Acres, NG2 7RS|981 3353| ^[[http://www.theorientalchinese.co.uk|The Oriental Takeaway||14 Rectory Rd. NG2 5BG||981 8188|
Chip shops these days vary in quality from not only with changes of management but also from hour to hour as they try to sustain long opening hours with inconsistent customer flows. The best fish and chips I ever ate were cooked in dripping in Aldeburgh. A notice would be stuck in the windo saying “Frying Tonight” and by 5.30 there would be a queue going right around the block waiting for opening time. Frying and serving was fast and continuous for several hours. The quality was always the same from day to day and year to year. But your not going to go all that way for fish and chips from West Bridgford. George's serves skinless fish and can be excellant but sometimes is not. The cooking temperatures in vegetable oil are I think too low so the end product tends to be oily and is orrible if its not fresh out the fryer. A lot of fish these days also tastes slightly chlorinated which I assume is from the water it's washed in.
The Lady Bay Fish bar I have always found to be the most consistent quality and also does skinless fish. The shorter opening hours probably help in this respect.
The Bridgford Chippy is currently quite good and offers a discount for all working in the Health Services.
|The Bridgford Chippy||3 Gordon Rd. NG2 5LP||981 1777|
|The Bridgford Fish Bar||39 Radcliffe Rd, NG2 5FF||981 3031|
|The Lady Bay Fish & Chips||108 Trent Blvd, NG2 5BL||982 0658|
|The Rectory Fish Bar||16 Rectory Rd. NG2 6BG||981 9352|
|George's Tradition||95 Melton Rd, NG2 6EN||981 2998|
|The Wolds Fish Bar||187 Loughborough Rd, NG2 7JR||982 0072|
I have never found much to choose between pizza outlets and tend to go for the cheapest. I note that the Bridgford Chippy now also does pizza and that would be my first stop. My son however assures me there is nothing to rival Domino's, other than my own home cooked (I made that last bit up, he seems to enjoy the home cooked version, and I do mean home cooked, making the dough and everything, not the shop bought stuff cooked at home, but he's never actually said it is as good as Domino's.)
I haven't tried Pranzo's and I am confused as to what it wants to be. “Italian Food to Go”? “Why not have a roast turkey and stuffing sandwich?”. Looks like a Pizza menu with sides and a lasagna option. Closes at 9pm so you might be better off going to ASDA, for Pizza or indeed a turkey sarnie.
|Siam House||195 Loughborough Rd, NG2 7JR||981 4455|