Last October during ys’s birthday, we decided to visit Henry’s Café Bar for dinner. Henry’s has been one of the few places that we always wanted to visit since we arrived in Cardiff. For some reasons, the outlook of the restaurant appealed to us.
We placed our orders after we were seated in the restaurant. Disappointingly, it took them almost an hour just to serve us with our sharers. Also there weren’t enough people working in the restaurant, causing delays in serving customers. Our nachos was a bit of a letdown. Priced at £6.25, the warm tortilla chips topped with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and jalapeño tasted ordinary. In our opinion, they did nothing more than just putting the ingredients together.
Our mains were not good either. Initially, we ordered Lamb Henry and pork belly, but we were told that both mains were not available that day. We had no choice but to change our order to our second choice. We had a paprika chicken stroganoff for £9.45. The strips of chicken breast covered with paprika, onions and mushrooms were served with long grain rice and green beans. We hate to admit this, but it tasted awful. The sauce was bland but yet thick and filling. Tasteless chicken combined with white rice, how much worse things could get?
Priced at £10.25, the salmon with crushed new potatoes tasted rather average. The presentation of the dish was not up to expectation. The grilled salmon fillet coated with caper and butter sauce was too buttery and oily. The broccolis were overcooked too. We did not manage to finish our mains.
For their desserts, Henry’s offers a free dessert on purchase of another dessert. Therefore we had two desserts (chocolate fondue and tangy lemon tart) for £3.95. The chocolate fondue was slightly below average. Pieces of chocolate brownies and waffle were served with strawberries, grapes, banana and a chocolate sauce to dip. The brownies, waffle and fruits were good, but there was too little chocolate sauce for dipping.
Surprisingly, we came across good feedback from other previous customers who visited Henry’s. But for our own experience in Henry’s, it is highly unlikely that we will revisit this restaurant in the future. More information of the café bar can be found on their website here.
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