The Ginger Dog, Brighton [GUEST HAIKU]

By Feed & Gastro

Ginger Dog, sorry
But the reviews were right. One
word: disappointing.

The Ginger Dog - Salt and pepper squid (approx £7.00) Salt and pepper squid (approx £7.00)
The squid was delicious but the cashew nuts and grapefruit had absolutely no place on that plate. They did not go at all, in my opinion. I mean, grapefruit and cashew nuts – pah!

The Ginger Dog - Poached chicken salad with chilli (approx £6.00)
Poached chicken salad with chilli (approx £6.00)
A perfectly pleasant salad of shredded poached chicken. Nothing to write home about, but good flavours, nice textures and a good bit of heat.

The Ginger Dog - Wild sea trout with runner beans and crispy potato cake (approx £16.00)
Wild sea trout with runner beans and crispy potato cake (approx £16.00)
My friend ate this and when I asked her again for her opinion she had completely forgotten everything about the dish. She couldn’t even remember what fish it was. So, although I remember she ate it and had no complaints about it, it was pretty forgettable.

The Ginger Dog - Belly pork served with crackling, baby carrots, bacon potato rosti, and bramley apple sauce (approx £13.50)
Belly pork served with crackling, baby carrots, bacon potato rosti, and bramley apple sauce (approx £13.50)
Woeful. The pork was under-seasoned and the gravy paltry. The potato rosti was good but the inclusion of bacon made the dish a fatty pork overload. The carrots were the best thing on the plate (and to be fair, they were really very good), and with this much pork on the plate that is a sorry state of affairs in my book. As for the crackling…

The Ginger Dog - Pork Crackling …the crackling was just total crap.
Flavourless, disappointing crap, completely not worth the calories (and I am NOT a calorie counter). It was left, along with half the belly pork, and most of the rosti. As I said, woeful.

The Ginger Dog
12 College Place
Brighton
East Sussex BN2 1HN
www.gingermanrestaurants.com/ginger_dog
The Ginger Dog on Urbanspoon

(The reviews referred to in the haiku are those by Essex Eating and The Graphic Foodie)

Thank you to Feed & Gastro

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4 Responses to The Ginger Dog, Brighton [GUEST HAIKU]

  1. Pingback: My first guest post: The Ginger Dog Haiku Review « Feed & Gastro

  2. Like this format very much.

  3. Have they still not sorted themselves out? Sheesh. I have no idea why they can’t get it right.

  4. The Grubworm says:

    Nutty citrus squid?!
    A dogs dinner, methinks this
    place won’t last

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