Location: Inside Debenhams, Henrietta Place,
Oxford St, London W1C 1JG
Date & Time: Saturday 19th January 2019 at 6pm
Cost: Timeout offer (Mac And Cheese pot + A Drink @ £5 each)
The Mac Factory
Well, the location is very discreet and could be quite difficult to find. In fact, it’s right at the back, back, back of Debenhams. You have to trail through the rails of clothes and beauty displays, maybe even ask an advisor to help you but if you keep heading towards the back of the store you’ll eventually find it. Trust us, if you are persistent you’ll find it, just like we did.
Venue & Atmosphere
It’s a small restaurant with very limited seating consisting of a few stools and benches. We’d say they are not encouraging you to spend a long time there – Eat and GO, in the nicest way possible. However, the customer service was friendly and patient which is always a plus with our indecisive manner.
❀ Food order ❀
Hey Mac Arena – £6.95
Smokey Chipotle beef chilli con carne, tortilla chips, sour cream, jalapeños.
Posh Spice – £6.95
Spicy chorizo, caramelised onions and harissa.
Super Mario – £5.95
Sautéed mushrooms, garlic and white truffle oil
This was super cheesey and they were not sparing with the sauce which was great. However, the sauce is quite thick and heavy, as I got towards the end of the pot, I found it a little sickening. I enjoyed the mushroom and garlic combo, but was not blown away. It’s not the mac and cheese I’m familiar with and I’ve got to say I missed the crispy cheesy top😋…..that’s usually the best bit!
I have never had macaroni and cheese and in some ways I still didn’t as I chose the Posh Spice. I had asked for extra sauce and this made it difficult to actually taste the Mac n Cheese by itself. I like my meals with an overload of sauce so my conclusion is that this mac is a quick tasty meal to grab and go, however it doesn’t remove the hunger pangs. I am glad we tried it but it wouldn’t always be my first choice unless I have a craving.
We tried it and although the portion doesn’t appear much, with the overload of sauce, it was more than enough.
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