Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pirlos Dessert Lounge Review

Restaurants specialising in desserts seem to be popping everywhere at the moment, they seem to be the latest trends in the food world. Believe it or not, I have not visited a dessert restaurant before and a few years ago, this notion of a restaurant dedicated to solely desserts, puddings and naughty treats would be unthinkable. There's quite a few dessert places around at the moment and a recent addition to Birmingham city is Pirlo's in Digbeth. My cousin and I visited on a Saturday lunchtime to replace the usual sandwich with a waffle, ice-cream or brownies. The restaurant is relatively large with a combination of sofa style seating area. There is a large counter with ice-creams and desserts on offer. We were seated and quickly presented the menu. 

To kick things off, we ordered a milkshake, mine was an oreo and my cousins was a strawberry milkshake. I was pleasantly surprised that my oreo milkshake (£3.95) contained large chunks of oreo, lashings of creamy and ice-cream and chocolate. Wonderful. My cousins strawberry milkshake (£3.95) was rich and creamy and had a burst of strawberries. 

For the main event, my cousin and I ordered waffles. I chose the Pirlo's Super Special, containing Ferreo Rocher, Strawberries, Bananas and two scoops of ice-cream, I chose vanilla and chocolate (£6.95). My cousin ordered the Create Your Own (£8.95) choosing Strawberries, Banana, Nutella Sauce and Strawberry ice-cream. I thought the waffles would be similar to how I make waffles at home using my waffle maker, how wrong was I. The Waffles were huge, something out of Man vs Food. Presented beautifully, the waffles was decorated with the topping and large scoops of ice cream. I dived straight in. Light fluffy, crispy and chewy waffles with a selection of sweet toppings. I think if I were to visit again, I would share one waffle between two people as I ended up taking half back with me (but I suppose that's not a bad thing as you have dessert for the following day). 

I visited in the early afternoon and we were initially the only customers there, I would have like more of an atmosphere. My cousin assured me though that most people visit dessert lounges in the even. If that's the case I now know where I will be heading for dessert after a meal out.

Positives: Delicious desserts, great location and large portion sizes 
Negatives: As stated, I would have liked more of an atmosphere.

Disclaimer: I attended Pirlos as a guest, as always all opinions are my own. 
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