Thursday, 29 April 2010

Pacific Restaurant Review

For their ritual monthly night out together, the Ladies of Connect met at the Pacific Restaurant & Café, in the centre of Groningen.

A relatively new restaurant having only just opened its doors in June this year, Pacific Restaurant & Café has an Australian style interior and matching cuisine.

As well as a lunch menu, there are quite a diversity of dishes to choose form. For a starter, instead of pumpkin or oriental soup one could choose Carpaccio Aboriginal with kangaroo meat followed by Ozzie Ostrich a ‘tender Ostrich steak served with a delicious roasted garlic sauce’.  For dessert, chocolate features heavily on the menu not that we were complaining), but also includes a couple of fruit desserts as well.

For groups of 15 or more it is possible to experience the Pacific Food Adventure. This three-course menu (for 22,50 p.p.) will pleasantly surprise you with flavours, herbs and spices from the Pacific region.

For a birthday, graduation, or special event it is also possible to order Pacific’s Chocolate Cake (more details are available from their staff).

There were varied reactions to the restaurant and its food resulting in the decision to start up ‘The Connect Gourmet Guide’. Each Connect lady present has given the restaurant a mark on a scale of one to five. Areas judged were food, atmosphere/staff and value for money. At the end of this article you can see the results of our first Gourmet Guide. So a word of advice to all restaurants – if you see a large group of ladies approaching your premises, it may be worth your while to pull out all the stops!

The Pacific Restaurant & Café can be found: 
Oosterstraat 65-67, 9711 NS Groningen.
Telephone: 050 3137633
Open from Tuesdays – Sundays from 12.00 pm – 01.00 am.

Their website (also in English) can be found at:

© Alison Day
First published in the Connections magazine #14 Winter 2006,

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