Toby's - The Dessert Asylum Hot
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Great food, great service!
I know Toby's is well-known for its desserts but I was so full after the main course that I didn't get to try the dessert! I'll go back another day to try, I guess.
My parents and I ordered the triple cheese pizza, the smoked salmon tagliatelle and the waffles with vanilla ice cream. The portions were decent and really filled us up!
My favourite was the smoked salmon tagliatelle - the cream in the pasta was light and creamy but not too creamy as to cloy. Furthermore, they were extremely generous with the smoked salmon! I couldn't even finish it - because I ate the pasta first (I'm a save-the-best-for-last kind of person).
Finally, the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I'll definitely go back there again!
Dessert place with great mains
I've always known Toby's to be a great place for desserts because I've been there before just for dessert and on top of that the place is called The Dessert Asylum so I drew some obvious conclusions.
I went in to try the mains and I was quite blown away by how good all the mains taste. The pizza was so good and the cheese was the kind that you have to pull to make sure it gets into your mouth which is basically the most perfect type of pizza. The burger was also really tender and juicy and just all around yummy. Needless to say, the desserts were totally delish too.
Price wise, individual dishes can get quite pricey but portions are quite large so if you come with a crowd, you should be good to go. My only complaint is that the food can take a rather long time to arrive.
Good Desserts, Average Food, High Prices
An overall dark theme permeates Toby's The Dessert Asylum, with its quirky menu, dark decor and madcap naming. But aside from these, the place itself is average at best.
Ambience is average at Toby's The Dessert Asylum, and decor is minimal. The good part is they have an excellent location, next to the huge glass wall which offers a good view, but doesn't dovetail with the overall dark theme they are supposed to portray. Furniture is functional, but a little cramped in layout.
Service is below average at Toby's The Dessert Asylum. I'm not sure if it's the spaced out looking staff or the rather cold attitude / feeling I get from them here. But they do get things done, and food is served rather quickly. Tables are slightly unclean as well, and the menu looks worn out, both of which somewhat irks me.
Food isn't a strong point for Toby's The Dessert Asylum, but the real highlights here are the mudpies and desserts. Appropriately, the desserts are quite good, and portions are large. Prices tend to be slightly higher as compared to similar items elsewhere though.
Well they call themselves the dessert asylum and truly they offer so many different desserts to choose from picking just one could drive you nuts. Which is why I’m always there with friends so we can order a few to share. The desserts here are slightly expensive but all really yummy. The range of ice cream flavours is rather limited but the different desserts you can pair them with are plenty, from brownies to waffles and cakes.
The most creative dessert I had there would be the Mac Oreo Burger. It looks strangely like a burger but is sweet instead of savory with things like ice cream for the patty and a “egg” was something like a meringue. It’s a pretty unique experience eating this since you’re expecting a savory flavour but taste something sweet instead. It isn’t always available though, they didn’t have it 2 of the 3 times I was there so do check with the staff.
Overall, the standard of food here is good but not cheap at about $15 per dessert. Still, it is in a quiet corner of Parkway Parade and that makes the meal a lot more enjoyable without the noise and bustle of the other restaurants.