Roll’d Southgate, Southbank, Melbourne

Roll’d Southgate, Southbank, Melbourne

In continuing my quest to maximise value of the Entertainment Book, I head south to Roll’d in the Southgate complex. It’s only a quick bite as my friend Nick and I are heading to a recital afterwards. Fortunately the food’s mostly ready for you. The service at Roll’d is as warm as the pho but I wasn’t bowled over by the rolls.

Today’s exciting offer is a BOGOF (also known as a buy one get one free!) for the house special. This normally would cost $15 and include a small cup of pho, two rolls and a drink. It’s a solid amount of food for one appetite and here we’re getting two of those with the coupon. I’m not sure how much everything would individually cost, because Roll’d don’t seem to label prices so readily at this chain/ store.

There’s a lot of flavours to pick from when it comes to the rolls, but I couldn’t help feeling a tad disappointed by the result. They seemed less flavourful than they would appear, and rather dried out. Like, they had been sitting out there for a while and you could taste this. The sauces aren’t homemade and come from packets, so that was also feeling less special. They are convenient if you need a tidy, corporate snack.

I didn’t mind the pho from here and there’s a good serve. It’s something you can’t compare to a real Vietnamese restaurant. Combined with the rolls and the pho, it’s a fresh meal without leaving any negative aftertaste. The staff were friendly at Roll’d even with a busy line of customers. So I had an okay experience overall even if the product doesn’t have much to sing about.

3/5

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