4512 West Saanich Rd.
Ahh.. the end of year Christmas work lunch. This year, eight of us went to the Med Grill. I ate at the Med Grill on Fort a couple of times before Posh took over( and there will soon be a natural health clinic taking over that space very shortly). The food is very similar to offerings in better-than-average chain food like Moxies or Glo ( same owners). The interior of the Royal Oak location of Med Grill is a bit gaudy, but I appreciate the large and open layout.
I had made a reservation weeks prior to our lunch. Upon our arrival, we were sat promptly at a long table. This was in December, so there were quite a few business/holiday lunching groups doing the same thing. Our server took quite a while to greet us, I don’t know where she was for the first 5 minutes. She brought us drinks, and soon enough, took our orders. They had a special three course meal, but I wasn’t feeling up for over-eating at lunch.
I ordered a red curry pasta, without meat, as I was still a vegetarian. There weren’t many other options for vegetarians. I’ll admit I was skeptical of a Thai/Italian fusion, but it wasn’t so bad. There were a lot of onions and peppers and some apples. Apparently that constitutes a vegetarian entree? The red curry sauce was thick and almost buttery. It had a lot of flavour but it was feeling heavy by the end of the meal. My co-worker in front of me, had the crab cakes. She didn’t rave about them, and the smell wasn’t appetizing. Seafood should have a clean and crisp ocean smell, not fishy. I just looked at the menu online, and some of the other menu items sound quite appetizing. The food was edible, the service was mediocre, and the ambiance fell a bit flat. There wasn’t a buzz in the air, or perhaps that just comes down to the location.