Old Saltys (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Old Saltys (WestEnd, Glasgow) : Outside

337 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8UQ

V: 12th May 2017      T:  0141 334 3334    W: www.oldsaltys.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


This is my second visit to Old Salty’s, see here for the previous review.

This visit I decided that I had to try the Marconi Cheese, as I had seen several bloggers and reviews that its really good.

Again just like last time on entering we were greeted and shown to out table.

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The Food :

Macaroni Cheese (CLASSIC) £ 8.00

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On arrival instantly I was hit was an amazing smell, that made my mouth water.

This looked very very nice, and I liked that it did come with chips. So it was time to dig in and see what I thought about it.

This was really good for Macaroni Cheese, it was perfectly cooked and the cheese flavour was not overpowering.

The chips were freshly made and just like the last time, really tasty and worked well with this dish.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Overall :

For me I cant really fault this visit, I had a good meal for what it was. The taste was good, and I felt full after it.

I got talking to the waitress tonight and asked her about the pizzas, so I have added Old Salty’s back on my list to visit so I can try the Pizza.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

The Hanoi Bike Shop (Glasgow, West End) : Review

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8 Ruthven Lane
Glasgow G12 9BG

V: 28th May 2017      T: 0141 334 7165     W: www.hanoibikeshop.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have passed here a good few times and also the smell has made me hungry, so I added it to my list to visit.

Today I did just that and was really looking forward to it.

First Impressions :

As you walk closer to the door you smell amazing food smells, and when you walk in that continues.

This is a very funky looking restaurant, downstairs as you can see from the below photos has a very relaxing feel with the eye catching multicoloured lanterns hanging.

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Today I sat upstairs and outside.

Upstairs is also very nice, smaller than downstairs but having the outside part helps making that more appealing more so when we have some nice weather.

Now on to the food…

The Food :

What you need to remember when you order here is that its not a starter then main, as soon as the food is ready it will come out so very similar to Tapas style.

I didn’t really know what to order, so luckily it was like tapas style so I ordered 3 dishes which would give me a good feel of how the food is.

Cha Gio Heo £6.25
Crispy Pork Spring Rolls

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On arrival I knew I order something good, this looked nice and also smelled nice.

To taste this was very good, packed with flavour and dipping it in the dip that came along with it added more flavour. The batter was nice and crispy, and the whole dish was great.

You can eat them as is, use the sauce or even wrap the letter around them and do all.

For me this is a dish I would order again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Cha Ca Quy Nhon £6.15
Vietnamese Fish Cakes

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I am a big fan of fish cakes, so I thought lets see how these are.

For me I was a little disappointed, as they were a little rubbery but then again I don’t know if this is how Vietnamese Fish Cakes are meant to be like this.

Flavour was OK for me, and am not sure if its one that I would order again but don’t let my thoughts stop you trying as you never know you may love these.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 3.5

Heo Quay Banh Gal £8.95
Chilli glazed pork and crispy rice cakes

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For me my first thought was “all that green stuff” as you know from reading am not a salad person, but lucky my girlfriend took that part and left me the rest.

This was sooooooo good, the pork was very nice and the flavour was amazing. There was the odd part that was a little chewy but I didn’t mind. The rice cakes I loved so much and wish there was more!!!

I would order this dish again and recommend you try it if you visit.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall :

Finally I got to visit and try the food, and I can say it didn’t disappoint. The service, the food the atmosphere plus a sunny day it was spot on and just what I needed.

I cant wait to go back and sample a few more dishes, so keep watching this space.

If you are in the area please do pop in, its now in my top 3 places in the West End.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4.5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4

 

Lunch at Eusebi Deli (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Eusebi's Deli : Outside

152 Park Road
Glasgow G4 9HB
UK

V: 9 July 2017      T:  0141 648 9999   W: eusebideli.com

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Today was a lovely day and it had been a while since my last visit, plus Ive never been for a lunch yet (dinner and dessert only) so we headed there.

It was very busy today outside and the main inside, so we took a seat downstairs (yes they have a downstairs).

I had a look at the new menu, very bright and colourful perfect for summer.

The new menu has the same layout, so if you were used to the old one then you won’t have any issues with this. I think it has the same amount of options? I could be wrong but anyway lets get on with the review.

I only wanted a small dish today, as I was only visiting for lunch so I took a look and opted for the below item.

The Food…

Veal Meatballs Sicillian Style £7

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This dish is off the new summer menu at Eusebi Deli, which was only launched in July.

This is actually a starter, but I wasn’t that hungry to go for something off the mains. I decided to pick something random, and give it a try.

On arrival it looked nice, and smelled nice so I was looking forward to tasting.

This was a very interesting dish, normally meat balls are very filling and spicy. These were not spicy and very light to eat which was good since it was a starter.

As always I will go back and try more 🙂

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

 

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4