White Spot opened up their newest Richmond location where the old Ikea building used to be along Bridgeport road. It’s located amongst several other big furniture stores around the area.
This White Spot has a large bar area and is more brighter than some of the other locations we’ve visited in the past. It was a Wednesday evening when we visited this location so it was rather quiet.
We ordered a fish taco with Cesar salad. The fish taco comes in a pair with salsa and tartar sauce.
The fish tacos were crispy and similar to other locations. The fish was cooked well and remained moist inside. The salad could have used some more sauce though.
Next we ordered the fish and chips (with Spot salad instead). This was currently on special for $12 along with some other popular White Spot dishes.
The salad veggies were quite fresh. The house dressing appears to have changed again as this time it was really thick. The fish batter here is a bit different than other locations. It’s better because it’s a lighter and fluffier so it was not as filling and did not feel as oily. The fish was cooked perfectly.
This location was understaffed this evening. Although there were not a lot of tables, there appeared to be only 1 or 2 servers running around handling the whole restaurant. Thus, it took a long time to get a hold of our server whenever we needed extra water or napkins. We then had to sit around for a long time waiting for the bill, then waiting for the server to bring the credit card machine.
We don’t blame the server at all because she was truly busy. We do hope that management does a better job in arranging enough staff. Another quick solution is not to seat customers so far apart. Perhaps close one area, and have everyone sit in one section so the servers don’t have to run around so much.
SFDD gives 3.5 out of 5 Delights.