FOLLY: *cue infomercial voice*
Is your office canteen rice too oily?
Do you not want to make small talk with your coworkers?
Is VI traffic a disaster around lunch time?
Did you answer "yes" to those three questions? Then you need to use Uber, at least that's what Nosa and I did when we went to Coral Blue, and thankfully too cause boy was the traffic a mess.
No, this not a paid endorsement just our usual caring selves, helping you make better decisions.
Anyway, we went to Coral Blue for lunch the other day and got one of their seafood platters.
NOSA: The prince prawn and mussels were pretty good. Really liked them. The fillet on the other hand was very bland. It had zero seasoning on it.
FOLLY: The mussels had a creamy sauce on them that was a bit pedestrian, but I liked it. The prince prawn was also decent, salty at times, but still decent.
NOSA: The calamari was over battered and over fried. As terrible as the one at Cafe Royale. Cafe Royale gets a pass because they don't claim to be a seafood place. This was so unacceptable.
FOLLY: The calamari was so greasy and had zero crunch. I just wanted to cry.
NOSA: Now that I think about it, the mash might have been the best part of the meal. A bit sad because the mash tasted like pounded yam but with potatoes instead. The thing was ridiculously thick.
FOLLY: I didn't understand why they were so thick. I would have said it's because it came out of a box, but our food took forever to come on account of the mash according to our waiter so I think they were boiling the 'tatoes.
The bread rolls were the best part of the meal for me.
NOSA: The service was a disaster. The waiters were inattentive and distant. They were all in one corner gisting with themselves. At some point, we were only ones on the restaurant floor. Very Otres-ian stuff.
FOLLY: When we went to Mansilla, our waiter gave us minute by minute updates on the progress of our food e.g. your prawns will be out in 3 minutes. While I found it annoying at the time, I really missed that while we were at Coral Blue.
The only place I tolerate waiters not checking for me is at Pizze-Riah.
NOSA: This place is just a poor man's homeless friend's version of Ocean Basket. Don't do it. Reconsider. Read some literature on the subject. For a seafood place, this place is an absolute disaster.
FOLLY: It's a stone throw away from my office but I'll never do it again. Terrible waste of money.
Funky Fish Platter (Prince Prawns, Chargrilled Fillet, Mussels, Fried Calamari) - N7000