Where To Eat - New York - Bubba Gump

Coronita, Bubba Gump, New York
Coronita, Bubba Gumps, New York © travelandeatingout.blogspot.co.uk 2017

So we had discovered Bubba Gump during our second day in New York, while wandering back from Central Park. It is located in Time Square and was near to our hotel.

Forrest Gump

The restaurant is a Forrest Gump themed seafood restaurant. Which is rather unusual, but makes a change from normal restaurants. They have signs on the table which you change to attract your servers attention, with the Run Forrest Run or Stop Forrest Stop. They even offer you a quiz while you are waiting for you food to be cooked, which is of course about the film. I really enjoyed it.

The Food & Drink

So we peruse the menu, which has plenty to choose from. To drink I decided to have the Coronita (not just because it comes with a free cocktail shaker), which looks amazing when it turns up, we also order a Secret Mango Sparkler, both of which are very moreish.

To Start with we have the Garlic Bread Appetiser, and for the mains we order Forrest Seafood Feast and the Shrimper's Heaven. 

The Shrimpers Heaven is amazing, there are four types of Shrimps, coconut breaded, grilled, crispy golden and tempura battered, they come in a cone stand with fries at the bottom, they also come with 3 different dips, which complement them well. 

The Forrest Seafood Feast is just as amazing and tasty, it come with Mama's blue fried shrimps, fish and chips, and finally seafood hush pups, this also comes with three dipping sauces.

By the time we had eaten the starter and mains, whilst also trying each others, we were quite stuffed, but decided to share the Best Sampler Dessert. Which was three small desserts in one.

The Queueing System

It is worth noting the queue system, which is in two stages, first when you enter, you are held downstairs, before being sent upstairs to the restaurant, where there is a second queue, despite this I think we only had to wait for about 15 minutes for a table, as the restaurant was in Time Square it was busy, and as we were finishing our meal it got even busier as there was a coach party coming in.

The Verdict

We both really enjoyed the experience, Hanna our server was wonderful, polite and fun. The food was plentiful and tasted amazing. We would definitely recommend Bubba Gump's, so much so, now that I have found out they have one in London, we are planning a visit there soon!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 💲💲💲3/5