Eusebi Deli (West End) : Review

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152 Park Road
Glasgow G4 9HB
UK

Websiteeusebideli.com
Twitter@eusebi_deli

Visit Date :  12th March 2017

I enjoyed my last visit here, I decided to see how the food was.

On arrival we were welcomed and shown to our table. I only found out at this visit, they have more tables and seats downstairs.

Downstairs is also nicely decorated, and has a nice cosy atmosphere and feel to it. I didn’t take any photos as there were too many people about, and they were enjoying their meal so I didn’t want to make them feel uncomfortable.

Starter :

Pate’ Brulee £8
Rich chicken liver pate infused with cognac, port & thyme. Finished with a candied crust.

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I love pate, so I had to try it here and see what its like.

When this arrived the first thing I noticed was there was some topping on the Pate, I have never been anywhere where its been presented like this.

This was a candied crust, the thickness was thin so it was easy to break. It didn’t really add anything to the flavour of the Pate, more just gave it a slight crush.

This was probably the nicest Pate I have had, and I will be back for more.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Main :

Toscano (Pizza) £12
Tomato, mozzarella, Italian sausage, potato, onion & chili

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Tonight my girlfriend and I decided to share a pizza, and this was the one we decided to go for.

Normally when I have ordered a pizza its come round, and on a round dish this was more rectangular which was interesting.

The base was very nice and thin, the topping was very nice and overall it was very filling. For me personally I could have done with a little more sausage, but thats just me being a pig.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4

Dessert :

Tiramisù £6

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Yes I had this last time but today we decided to order a dessert each, and have half of each.

Again just like last time this is very moreish, and if you like Tiramisù then you have to try this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Poached pears with vanilla cream (GF) £6

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This was the first time having this…well half as this sounded very good.

The presentation was very nice, and the pears were nice and soft. It was nice, but the flavour for me wasn’t for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 4.5

Overall :

This is now in my top two places to eat in the Glasgow West End, its very relaxing, the food is good.

The social media side of Eusebi Deli who ever runs that, is also very friendly so do check them out.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service :5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Temaki (Glasgow) : Review

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113 Hope Street
Glasgow G2 6LL
UK

Websitetemakiglasgow.co.uk

Visit Date : Saturday 11th March 2017

The last time I was at Temaki was for the Temaki Bloggers Event, I really enjoyed this night so I thought I have to go back and see if it wasn’t just a one off.

Mains :

Sushi Burrito – Salmon and Tuna £8.50

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I loved the Sushi Burrito when I was last in, so I decided have another but a slightly different flavour of one. I opted for the Salmon and Tuna option which sounded really nice.

Just like the last time this was very good, I think this is my favourite between the two I have tried.

There was something in this that really added amazing flavour for me. If you look at the photo the brown part, this was like a powder but wow this was very tasty I wish I knew what it was.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Rolls 4PCS (Volcano) £5.20

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This ticked all the boxes for me, cheese, salmon and tuna all my favourite and was good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3

Overall :

Overall I had another nice time in Temaki.

Temaki is a really nice place to eat, its very cosy and the atmosphere is nice.

  • Child Friendly : No (due to small location)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Mezze (Glasgow) Pre Launch Blogger Night : Review

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28A Tunnel Street
Finnieston, Glasgow
G3 8HL

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Websiteglasgowrotunda.com/mezze-glasgow/
Twitter@MezzeGlasgow

Event Date : 16th March 2017

I was very lucky recently to be invited to the pre launch night at Mezze, this was held on the 16th March and the official opening was on the 17th.

Mezze is a relaxed Mediterranean rooftop restaurant and bar set on the top floor of the iconic Rotunda complex with the most spectacular views of the River Clyde and Glasgow.

Open from 12 noon until late expect casual dining with exciting mezze-style small plates cooked on our chargrill.

Mezze is situated on the top floor of the Glasgow Rotunda, I have only ever walked passed this building ash this was my first time going inside.

First Impressions :

On entering you see the centre which has been set up with seats, and above this is a beautiful starry centre area.

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To the left of this is the reception, followed by the bar and eating area.

I was a little early so I saw it without anyone, and it had a very relaxing and welcoming feel and look.

The Event :

Once we were in we were shown to the table, we were seated and it was time to look around and take some photos.

After a few minutes we were invited to go back to the centre and get a welcome Gin.

To my surprise it was Makar Gin, I was introduced to this gin at the recent Blythswood Hotel Gin Festival.

The girl that was here was Clair, who was also doing the main presentation at the Gin Festival so it was nice to see her again and have a chat.

My Gin and tonic used the Makar Gin “Old Tom” as I liked this at the previous event.

We then moved to the next table, this one had a selection of jars filled with dips and to learn about them. The jars were in two groups of three and consisted of the following :

Greek Sampler

  • tzatziki
  • tarama
  • melanzana

Turkish Sampler

  • houmous
  • muhhamara
  • pancar ezmesi

I tried a few but not all as I didn’t want to come over as a pig, but the Greek dips were more my favourite. From the Turkish dips I really loved the muhhamara, this was a really good.

Next we had to choose a sampler that was sent back to our table, the Greek was selected.

After enjoying the samples we headed back to our seats, to enjoy the dips at the table. After a short time the food started to come out.

The Food :

Chicken Souvlaki
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This was like a greek chicken kabab, the chicken was cooked perfectly and had a lot of nice flavours.

Seafood Saganaki
Seafood Stew, Tomato and feta

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WOW!!!! this was my favourite dish of the night, this was packed with flavours and the sauce with feta was amazing. A solid 10/10 for me.

Greek Potato Salad

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I am not that much of a fan of potatoes, but its was nice for what it was.

Orzo Pilaf
A rice shaped pasta

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Not much flavour for me for this dish, but it was very pleasant and very light.

Overall I was very impressed with the food tonight, my favourites were the dips and the Seafood Saganaki.

On my return I would like to try the seafood dish again, but I would like to also try a few different dished.

Drinks

After the meal we were asked to go and try some beer and wines, so we moved to the drinking area and started the next part of the event.

The Beer : 

I only tried the one beer tonight, the Volkan beer. This was a light beer with a nice caramel after taste.

I would like to try the others on my next visit.

The Wine : 

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I am not much of a wine drinker, if I do I tend to go for Rose.

I tried two wines tonight, Paranga and Akakies one was white and the other Rose.

Both wines were very nice, the Paranga was a nice light and easy to drink wine. The Akakies was my favourite of the night, as it was very light and sweet which I really like.

Overall :

This was a bloggers event and the food and drinks were free, so I can’t comment on cost but I will do on my next visit.

I have to say that I have been to a few blogger events, but this one I felt the most relaxed and the staff were very friendly which helped me really enjoy the evening.

I will definitely be coming back here, everything tonight was really good. I loved the food, and felt very relaxed it was a perfect evening for me.

A big thanks to Mezze for tonight, and the food and drinks.

At the time of posting this Mezze are now open, so do check them out.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Overall : 4