It had gone 3pm before I got a chance to contemplate lunch, today, so it was with a considerable appetite that I headed east along Regent Road, without a particular destination in mind. After a wee minute or two, I came across Amigos, which looked like it might serve me with something to kick my hunger into touch.


A burger, pizza and curry shop, Amigos is your basic counter-style takeaway place, with a couple of tables that allow folks to wait while their dishes are prepared.

From the wide array of choices, I opted for something called the mountain burger meal. It stated confidently that it was served with a hash brown and cheese. With fries and a can of cola, £3.95 sounded like a pretty decent price.


The friendly counter man said that my order would take 6 or 7 minutes to prepare, so I sat at one of the table, and watched two Indian gentlemen having a right ding-dong on the TV.

6 or 7 minutes later (actually), I was on my way back to the office, armed with a box of lunchtime goodies.

Burger and fries

The burger and chips didn’t look spectacular, but the burger proved to be high on flavour. A crispy coated piece of chicken sitting atop a hash brown, cheese and salad, it was a somewhat strange combination, but the meat had good moisture and was pleasingly spicy. It was a significant upgrade on the similar (though twice as dear) burger I’d had at Frango’s, a few weeks ago.

The fries were alright, too; not spectacular, but perfectly serviceable. The cola drink was a cola drink, served in a classic red can.

So overall, I was quite pleased by Amigos. It’s not somewhere I’d head on a regular basis, but when the call of lunchtime hunger is particularly loud, I’d happily pop back, as what they offer is pretty decent fare for a very reasonable price. I imagine it’s a rather good place for a late night snack, too.


Blythe scores Amigos
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: mountain burger, fries

I drank: cola drink

I wore: tie

Total bill: £3.95

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Written by BKR