Decks Coatbridge Tesco Extra on Faraday Retail Park, opened its doors to the public at the weekend and business was booming. The new restaurant opened on Friday 29th August at 8am and after having a conversation with Lynn Smeaton (General Manager) on Saturday, she said business had got off to a flyer as it was busy all day.
I actually visited the restaurant on Saturday morning and on first impression the exterior looked modern, stylish and made Tesco look even better. I was greeted by friendly staff and was seated immediately and after speaking with Lynn Smeaton, who was very friendly and helpful with any questions I had about the restaurant, I then tried out the breakfast for myself. I went for the all you can eat breakfast and thought the quality of food was fantastic. Short ques at the buffet table, food was warm but also a bonus that the plates weren't hot as you get with some buffets. The foods I had which made up my all you can eat breakfast were..
Fried Eggs - These were my favourite part of the buffet, they were made perfectly, very soft and not too greasy.
Bacon - The Bacon was easy to cut through and easy to chew on which was a delight, it was crispy but not too much which I personally prefer.
Link/Square Sausage - The sausages again were easy to cut through, perfectly cooked all round and a brilliant taste.
Black Pudding - Never tasted black pudding like this, had a unique taste and wasn't to strong which blended it with the other items perfectly.
Beans - The beans were at the right heat, not piping hot, and they were very soft.
Eggy Bread - French toast as some would know it, this was a great addition to my breakfast and it tasted great. Again not too greasy which is a feature of the Decks food.
There was a lot more selection ranging from Potato Scones, Toast, Scrambled eggs and many more which I am going to be trying in the future as the breakfast had already worked it's magic on me and I couldn't eat another bite.
All staff were very helpful and came up the right amount of times to check on how I was getting on with my meal, not to in your face, which is always a major thing. From looking around the restaurant I could see that every customer was being treated the same, all staff were smiling and being friendly. All in all I was very satisfied with my visit and even more so with the food, I will be back 100% for not only the breakfast but also to try the fantastic looking roast deck and the deli deck which provides a great range of fresh subs.