Tron Bites’ Guide to Cambridge: The Stables

Larissa: So this was my second visit to stables and I, once again, thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Ye-Gon: I’ve been here once or twice before as well, but it’s not one that’s stuck to my memory. The menu seems like a nice balance. I wouldn’t call it casual, but it’s not overly high-brow either, and they have a rotating specials board.

Larissa: It isn’t by any means fine dining, but the quality of meals are good and the atmosphere is great for a social catch up. I really like the room at stables. They have put a lot of effort into their decorating and their tables are laid out well. The staff were all friendly and I enjoyed their taste in music! Continue reading “Tron Bites’ Guide to Cambridge: The Stables”

Burger specials at Breakers/Jandal Bar

Back to the Nineties

Ye-Gon: I’m not one of these Kiwi kids that have childhood memories of the local Breakers or Cobb & Co, but I’d like to think I have a pretty good understanding of the fond nostalgia (or PTSD depending on who you ask) that surrounds these vestiges of the nineties and noughties. I’ve been to their old hangout next to Garden Place exactly three times, and all three times I remember dry meat offset by runny mash, accompanied by bottled sauce.

And so it was with mixed emotions that, a good few years after they shut the shop where The Quad now occupies, I found out they were moving into an empty spot along Bryce Street outside Centre Place with a fresh new look to boot. The décor appeared to be cheerful and bright, the menu comfy and predictable. But the memories of their cooking – or lack thereof – kept me away, until my parents decided to take Natalia and I out for lunch this afternoon. And mother being mother, having bought up the vouchers for burgers and fries at none other than Breakers, decided we should give the place a try. $9 for burger and fries isn’t bad, and we were now going to find out if the facelift came with a revamp in the kitchen as well.

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