TGIs is definitely the universal symbol for a good time, from their birthday song to their quirky decor you’ll definitely enjoy the experience.
Food: Limited Edition BBQ ribs and Ultimate JD Burger
We always enjoy a visit to TGIs and for a chain restaurant their service is top notch. Staff are always passionate and enthusiastic. We were looked after by Karina on our most recent visit and we were impressed by the time taken to discuss our meal choices and ensure we are happy with each element of our dish. She regularly checked up on us throughout our visit and her cheeriness was infectious!
We were invited to try their limited edition BBQ ribs (available until March 4th) and also tried an Ultimate JD burger. As always the meat was excellently cooked. Both were generous serves – with the ribs having lots of meat. The BBQ glaze was delicious, sweet, sticky and something you’d want to drink out of the bottle. The burger was huge, with 2 patties and your usual extras. It was filling but maintained a classic taste combo. I normally get annoyed with over the top burgers as they fall apart – I have to be honest I ate the onion rings separately, but the rest of the burger held up really well. The chips were nice and crunchy, without being too oily. An enjoyable meal.
TGIs was much livelier than our last visit and was the perfect end to a day’s shopping. We were seated near the bar in a booth and I definitely prefer sitting here to the outer tables. It felt much more like restaurant and easier to forget you were in a shopping centre. I love how they maintain the iconic red seating across all their stores, but also manage to decorate every single store uniquely – I really enjoy looking round at everything on the wall. I still feel the meals are expensive, at $28.50 for the burger and $42 for the ribs it’s definitely not for the budget conscious, but it offers a fun, casual eating experience where you are consistently guaranteed a good time.
Address: Westfield Southland Shopping Centre, Nepean Highway, Cheltenham
Mon 11:30am to 9pm
Tue 11:30am to 9:30pm
Wed 11:30am to 9pm
Thu 11:30am to 9:30pm
Fri 11:30am to 10pm
Sat 11:30am to 10pm
Sun 11:30am to 9pm
Parking: Make sure you register for ticketless parking at Southland to make your life easier. You get 3 hours free (And unlimited free parking between 6pm and 6am – provided you arrive after 6pm) so plenty of time to enjoy a meal .
Getting here on PT: Taking a Frankston line train to Southland is the easiest way to get there. There are also numerous buses from many of the Eastern Suburbs, including 600, 631, 708, 811, 812, 822, 823, 825, 922 and 923.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of TGI Fridays Cheltenham. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)