Las Iguanas Vs Wagamamas – Miss Barlow


I was fortunate sufficient to stop by two distinctive restaurants that go against the grain when it comes to a franchise meals eatery. I’m not typically a fan of the chain restaurants that crowd each main city and would often have a tendency to opt for the independent loved ones run enterprise. That becoming stated I was far more than impressed with our visits to the South American ‘Las Iguanas’ and Pan Asian ‘Wagamamas’.


Las Iguanas

I chose to stop by the Bournemouth web-site of Las Iguanas which opened final year, and we opted for a late lunch so we could take our time and soak up the atmosphere. The manageress produced herself identified and was exceptionally welcoming along with all the other employees. Set in amongst the fairly new Odeon Cinema Complex in Bournemouth its surrounded by a wide selection of eateries and will have to compete for the foot site visitors that descends on Bournemouth year round, with individuals going to the renowned coastline or purchasing tickets to the properly-identified BIC Theatre.

63248357-736C-4421-8FB3-952BA40E8ADBI like to actually get a really feel for a menu and would a lot rather order quite a few distinctive plates and share them than test just 1 to myself. We had been completely spoilt for flavour and taste with Las Iguanas, we had anything from standard Plantain to Chicken Quesodillas and Garlic Gambas (prawns) to their specific Moqueca De Peixe – a seafood and white fish dish. I can not fault the cooking I was quickly transported to beach front spot in Chile consuming my freshly caught fish.



A firm favourite for each my companion and I was by far their Cuban sandwich, I may perhaps not have tasted an original 1 just before but they are carrying out some thing correct. The pork belly &amp cooked meats, cheeses, mustard and sweet pickles are a taste sensation not to be missed.



General I can extremely advocate going to, excellent for parties or groups of close friends with a entertaining, fresh atmosphere. Youngsters are welcome as well, I guess it depends how ‘fussy’ they are but why not educate their taste buds – you may just be pleasantly shocked!



We visited this Pan Asian delight in my city of Winchester, set in the old Jewish quarter the space in Century Property has been made use of wisely and though massive it has a somewhat intimacy about it. Have a private table or share a pew, once more fantastic for massive groups or a compact loved ones gathering.


We took an early lunch and it was a welcome break from purchasing in Winchester’s old town. Thirsty and in have to have of power I ordered their ‘Power Juice’ – a freshly produced juice booster that was packed with spinach, apple and ginger. As properly as becoming scrumptious it was essentially a actually neat palette cleanser involving the distinctive dishes.



We didn’t hold back on ordering either, with our appreciate for Asian cooking and empty stomachs we went to town on the menu ordering Phad Thai (of course), Chilli &amp Steak Ramen, Squid, Noodles, Katsu Curry and so a lot far more. I also appreciate the salted Edamame beans – they are a will have to!


My favourite was likely the Chilli Ramen, the broth which is produced in advance was packed with flavour and the sirloin cooked to perfection. Sean was a major fan of the Chilli Squid and the steamed Pork Buns – a further will have to!



The employees had been immaculate and expert, they presented assistance exactly where required but weren’t pushy. The chefs are on show in a massive impressive show-kitchen so that you can watch though you consume. The cost reflects the meals, and I think its superior worth for what you obtain, once more it is completely worth taking kids and having them out of their comfort zone.


The two restaurants’ cuisines are ‘literally’ worlds apart and they each have so a lot to present. Personally I appreciate Las Iguanas for a entertaining Friday evening with close friends and Wagamamas for a sophisticated function lunch – that stated they are each best for superior meals at sincere costs. If you haven’t been, you will have to!


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