The breakfast quests continued, today, with a walk on the deep fried side, to the Golden Grill, on West Maitland Street.


Another one of those places that must be cursing the tram works, the Grill is a no-nonsense greasy spoon, with a clean and tidy interior, and a broad menu of all-day breakfast delights.

I was eating and running, on this occasion, so contented myself with ordering a link sausage roll, topped with brown sauce.

The friendly counter man was quickly about the task, slicing two decent looking sausages, lengthwise, and dropping them in the deep fat fryer. I was tickled to see this. Maybe I’ve not been paying attention, previously, but I’ve never seen sausages, other than jumbo ones in batter, cooked like that. After a few minutes, he finished them off on the grill plate, lightly toasting a fresh morning roll, at the same time.


With the necessarily monetary whatnots exchanged, I was on my way along the windy route to work. With a quick pause to shelter and snap the roll in all its glory, I was ready to commence munching.

The roll had a good balance to it, with the ratios of bready roll to savoury sausage to fruity sauce working well, but the sausages didn’t quite pack the satisfyingly meaty flavour that I expected. The overall effect was still quite pleasing, though.

So overall, the Golden Grill is the place for you if fancy a breakfast roll with maximum calorific value. There are places offering better quality, but their selection is broad and they serve breakfast all day, so I can see them carving out a role for themselves, in this part of town. I’d happily pop back, next time a fry-up is what’s required.

Blythe scores the Golden Grill
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 12.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: link sausage roll

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £1.30

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Written by BKR