Review of Jimmy Spice’s, Peterborough

by guest reviewer Ben

Update

Check out my latest review of Jimmy Spices in Peterborough

Update

As it was my birthday recently, I decided to go into Peterborough city centre for a few games of bowling, followed by food.  As it’s next to the bowling alley, a friend suggested going to the new Jimmy Spices World Buffet restaurant and since they currently have a two-for-one promotion, we decided to give it a go.

Bowling had taken longer than anticipated we get to Jimmy Spice’s at around 9.15pm and the restaurant was half full.  On entering, we were greeted by front of house staff who we informed that we had a table booked. Rather than show us to our table we are abruptly told to pay in full first and then to go to our table. I’m not sure if this is the done thing with buffet restaurants but I don’t ever remember having to pay upfront before.  We pay the money and are then pointed to the table and told if we want drinks to go to the bar.  We all felt Continue reading Review of Jimmy Spice’s, Peterborough

Confirmed – Nandos opening in Peterborough!

After breaking the news of rumours that Nandos might be looking at opening a Peterborough restaurant, it’s now been officially confirmed!

The Peterborough ET has spoken to the restaurant chain who have revealed that a 100-seat restaurant is planned for Cathedral Square and due to open by July.

I’m guessing the HMV store would be the ideal location (as HMV are due to close that this year) but the location’s still unconfirmed.

Qype: The Fitzwilliam Arms in Marholm

The Fitzwilliam Arms had a refurbishment towards the end of 2010 and the result is a lovely cosy pub. The menu’s are typical Vintage Inns (although it’s worth noting the slight price differences between the Fitzwilliam Arms and the Cuckoo – another Vintage Inns pub in Peterborough).

We visited one lunchtime just before Christmas and the pub was pretty full. We found a table in one of the snugs to the side of the bar and read through the menus. Bar staff and waitresses were all great, no complaints there however when it came to the food, my wife and I were disappointed. Continue reading Qype: The Fitzwilliam Arms in Marholm

Could Peterborough be getting a Nandos?

Rumour has it that Peterborough might be getting it’s own Nando’s restaurant!

You might have seen their spicy Piri-Piri hot-sauce and BBQ marinades in local supermarkets but outside of Peterborough Nando’s are known worldwide for their Portugese-themed chicken restaurants.  Nando’s is one of the first restaurant chains people think of that are missing from the Peterborough restaurant line-up so they would definitely be a welcome addition – and something new to the local dining scene. Continue reading Could Peterborough be getting a Nandos?

Review: Chiquito, Peterborough (Hampton)

Note – this review took place during a staff training session with complimentary meals, only drinks were paid for.

I first heard Chiquito were planning on opening a restaurant in Peterborough back in May, so when they invited me to one of their pre-opening staff training sessions for their new Mexican restaurant near Hampton in Peterborough, I of course  jumped at the chance to review the restaurant and headed over to see what they had to offer. Continue reading Review: Chiquito, Peterborough (Hampton)

Peterborough Pcard discount card

Peterborough City Council launched their “Pcard” discount card earlier this month, offering discounts at retailers, pubs, restaurants and visitor attractions across the city.

Each card costs £5 a year but with more than 50 participating outlets at the time of writing, you’ll recoup that in no time.  For more information or to get your Pcard, visit the Bridge Street Destination Centre, telephone 01733 452336 or go to www.visitpeterborough.com

The following is a list of businesses supporting the Pcard. Various terms and conditions apply to qualify for the offers, so please contact the businesses first or contact the Destination Centre. Continue reading Peterborough Pcard discount card

A Brazilian steakhouse for Peterborough?

Local Peterborough newspaper, the Evening Telegraph broke a meaty news story today, announcing that a Brazilian steakhouse restaurant could be due to open in Peterborough City Centre.  Oddly named “Venture In” the restaurant will be found along Cowgate on the corner of King Street.

I’ve long thought that Peterborough has lacked a focused Steakhouse, but a Brazilian churrascaria would be something else.

My one hope for the new restaurant is that if they want to be known as a steakhouse then the primary ingredient (the steak) must be of a high standard.  I don’t expect London prices (and if they charge them then I feel they’ll be laughed out of Peterborough) but £20-30 for a good steak that’s been well-aged is acceptable.

Continue reading A Brazilian steakhouse for Peterborough?