Chilis, City Center Mall

Unable to go to happy hour on Thursday evening due to Ramadan we wandered over to Chilis at City Center. We’ve been quite a few times as the food and service is always pretty good for a chain restaurant and in our opinion so much better than Applebees.
We arrived at 6.30pm and because it had just opened it was pretty quiet. As it was Ramadan we were given complimentary dates and Vimto while we looked at the menu. We decided on boneless buffalo wings to share as a starter and tenderloin steak and beef ribs each for mains.

The food arrived quickly and luckily they’d taken note of our request for not too much spice on the buffalo wings as we’ve ordered them before and they are pretty hot and I don’t like spicy food. Then, after a couple of minutes our mains came. It drives me mad that restaurants do this if you don’t specifically ask for a gap between starters and mains, the server took them back though so it wasn’t an issue. Our mains arrived when we requested, they were piping hot and well presented. The steak was very well cooked medium rare, it was far better than the steak I’d had at Opal a few weeks ago and one of the best I’ve had here, the loaded mash and crunchy veg were a perfect accompaniment. Husband really enjoyed his ribs and even though they didn’t fall of the bone he said they were better than the ones at TGI.

Overall for 300QR for starter, 2 mains, 2 drinks and a tip it is good value as the food was really good. It’s a great place for lunch too as they do soup/salad and main deal for about 40QR. For families it’s ideal as there is a children’s menu and the staff provide activity packs to keep them entertained!


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