Celino’s (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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235 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow, G11 6AB

V: 18th November 2017      T:  0141 341 0311     W: www.celinos.com

Child Friendly: Yes     Accepts: Cash & Card


It was time to check here out as I am a big Italian food fan.

When you enter here you start of in a little Italian deli, where you can but meats, cakes etc. There were a lot of Italian cakes, meats that I was very tempted to buy but my stomach needed some pizza so I continued through to the restaurant.

The restaurant part looked very nice, and if you take a look about you will see a lot of nice decorations.

Time to eat….

The Food…

Fruitti di Mari Pizza £12.95 Salsiccia Piccante 2 £9.95

So as you can see there are two photos of pizza’s above, I am not that greedy I went for two. I ordered the fish pizza and my girlfriend took the Italian sausage pizza and we decided to have half of each.

I started with mine the fish pizza…

This was nice, the sauce on the pizza had more flavour than any other part of it which I was disappointed with…I moved on to the Italian sausage pizza

This for me was much much better it had the perfect sauce, flavour and was really really good. When I visit again I will try another one or just go for this one.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3 (fish pizza) 5 (Italian sausage pizza)
Presentation : 5

Tiramisu £5.00 & Cappuccino £2.50

Overall

My first visit here was very nice and relaxing, I loved the atmosphere and looking around I could see everyone else did to.

Is this my favourite place for pizza? hmmm for me its a joint second with Mozza as Paesano is still number one.

I look forward to my return visit so I can try some more food.

Review Scores – 

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

 

2nd Visit to Dumpling Monkey (West End, Glasgow) : Review

IMG_3779121 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6PR, UK

V: 11th November 2017      T:  0141 583 8300  W: www.dumplingmonkey.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


After my first visit here, which for me was not that good to be honest. I had heard from another blogger that the dumplings here are amazing….so I thought lets give here a second chance.

Again just like the last time we were shown to our seat, and told that we had to order at the counter.

Tonight I ordered one style of dumplings and my girlfriend ordered another so we could try two styles.

The Food…

Special Dumplings £6.00
Contains pork, King prawns & Chives

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On arrival this looked OK, and I was very interested at how these were going to taste.

For me anyway, these were not that tasty even with the added sauce it still didn’t do much for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Vegetarian Dumplings £6.00
Contains celery, dried tofu & shitake mushrooms

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This was the one that my girlfriend ordered so I tried a few.

Again very dissapointed this had less flavour than mine…

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Overall

I don’t say this very often but for me this will be my last visit to Dumpling Monkey, both visits just didn’t do anything for me.

There are other similar places near Dumpling Monkey, similar costs that pack a much much better flavour.

Sorry guys!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 2
  • Value for money: 3
  • Overall : 2

1 year Anniversary and Lychee (Glasgow) : Review

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59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

V: 12th January 2018      T:  0141 248 2240    W: www.lycheeoriental.co.uk

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


One year ago today I was a very cheap 1st date, I took my now girlfriend to a bloggers event at Temaki see the review here.

This was good as the food and drinks were all free, so was a win win situation for me plus it was a fun night.

One year later I couldn’t do the 1st anniversary of our 1st date again being a cheapo! so it was time to think where should I book? and the first place that came to mind was Lychee as its been one of my favourites for a long time.

I know as a food blogger I should try different dishes, but anytime I come here I always have the same main dish so don’t expect that to change as its just too good not to have.

The Food…

Starter

SPICY THAI CRACKERS WITH SWEET CHILLI DIP £3.50

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I am a prawn cracker lover, and I first tried these at some point last year and since then if the mood takes me I order these.

Yes the title says spicy but its only a very very small kick.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

CRISPY DUCK ROLLS £4.70

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Duck for me is something I am starting to get a thing for, normally it would be chicken or pork.

I decided to give these a shot tonight and see what they were like,

WOW I loved this and so glad I tried this, the duck rolls were nice and then when you added some of the dip to them so so good the perfect bite.

This is something I will be having again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main Course

CRISPY SHREDDED SWEET ‘N’ CHILLI CHICKEN £13.90

I always have this dish plus the rice when I come here, as a blogger I should really try something different…..but really this is too good not to have.

The title says chilli, but it’s only a small kick which for me is perfect as too spicy I cant handle.

Presentation, taste all perfect and its very very moreish!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

I would like to thank Lychee for making tonight very special, and for the amazing food as always.

If you have never been here, please do take a visit you won’t be disappointed.

Review Scores – 

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

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