One of the few treats remaining during these lockdown times is the weekend takeaway. When I heard about a new takeaway, Caesar’s Grill (now renamed Imperial Grill) opening on Ladygrove I decided it would be next on my list to discover. What did we think?
Many years ago we worked in Greece and one of our late night treats was gyros. I still remember the joy, and mess, of eating the meat wraps smothered in tzatziki. I’m vegetarian now but my partner eats meat, and I’m partial to halloumi. I was happy to see there was something for all of us on the menu.
Indeed the menu is extensive. As well as kebabs and wraps you can get pizza, burgers, loaded fries and a wide variety of side dishes. I hope you’re not on a diet!
After much deliberation we ordered four meals; grilled halloumi with flatbread, chicken shish with rice, a mixed doner kebab and burger and chips.
The online ordering system doesn’t offer all of the menu options so I ordered by telephone. I started ringing at 6.45pm on a Friday evening and spent 30 minutes trying to get through. When the phone was answered a pleasant Australian lady advised there was a one hour wait. We decided to go ahead and order anyway as we were keen to try somewhere different.
We waited a long time for our dinner. Despite the notified hour long wait our food wasn’t ready when my partner turned up and he had to wait another 30 minutes. We eventually got our meal two hours after trying to order.
The moral is order early or eat midweek!
The grills, and in particular, the flat breads were excellent. They were served with a garlic sauce, lettuce and a side portion of vegetables. Very tasty.
Two small disappointments; the halloumi was incredibly salty (even saltier than is usual) and my son was a little disappointed with his burger. I think this was more of an issue with his menu choice than any problem; he should have chosen a kebab.
Portion sizes were good. We opted for regular size meals and these were more than big enough for us.
Very reasonable. Kebabs cost around £6, including flat bread and salad. Loaded fries are £6-£7; this might sound a little expensive but the portions look huge. Wraps are £6.50 upwards, and come with fries, a can of drink and a sauce. If you’re super hungry you can opt for a solo feast for £10.95; this is for one medium kebab or wrap, one loaded fries and a can of drink.
We didn’t choose the delivery service but there is an option to do this. The website shows a delivery fee of £3.50, with a minimum order of £10. It also had an estimated wait time of 2 hours (checked at 5.30pm on a Saturday) so remember the advice to order early!
An enjoyable meal, although slightly marred by the wait. We would revisit but perhaps on a quieter night, when waiting times are hopefully shorter.
Address: 4 Lostock Place, Ladygrove, Didcot, OX11 7XT.
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 4pm-10pm, closed Tuesday.
Food hygiene rating: Awaiting inspection, as of January 2021.