Restaurant Bulevard (Craiova, Romania) : Review

Strada Lipscani 1-3
Craiova 200731, Romania

V: 26th April 2018      T:  +40 351 416 062  W: none

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


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Last year when walking around Craiova, I passed here many times and always looked in. There were always many people eating and drinking, so this year I went in and ordered some food.

The Food…

Main

Penne Rigate Quattro Formaggi 18 Lei
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I love 4 cheese pizza’s so I thought lets try the pasta version….

I was very very dissapointed, the flavour was really bland…..it says four cheese but to be honest it tasted like it just had one…

Not good…

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 1.5
Presentation : 3
Value for Money : 2

Smoothies

Peachy But Good 6 Lei
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It was a very warm day today, so a nice smoothie sounded good.

This made up for the bad pasta, this place does amazing smoothies!!! this was very tasty and hit the right spot.

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

Raspberry Summer Panic 6 Lei

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I had to check to see if it was just being so dissapointed with the pasta, that the first smoothie was so good so I ordered another one.

mmmmm another really good smoothie!!!!!

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

Overall

Today was more a disspointment than expected, as I heard good things about here.

Food wise today….really bad!

Smoothie wise….AMAZING!!!

If your after a good smoothie this is the place to go….if your after good food….then maybe go elsewhere.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 2
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4 (only due to amazing smoothies)

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Handmade Burger Company (Glasgow) : Review

78 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5UB

V: 13th April 2018      T:  0141 221 7437  W: www.handmadeburger.co.uk

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


I have always had here at the very bottom of my list, only due to hearing a massive amount of mixed reviews about the burgers. Lots said very good, and others said just meh so its always been last on my list.

I saw a deal on itison for 2 burgers for £10, and anything else you order is on top. So two burgers for £5 each…I could take a chance on that.

On entering we were greeted and taken to a table, looking around they have done inside very nice and it had a warm feeling.

The Food…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger £9.95 (Tonight £5 with offer)
Caramelised red onion relish, blue cheese, bacon, mayo and lettuce

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So if you follow my blog, I recently had a bad visit to another burger place and I had the same burger. So tonight I wanted to see if this was better, but the other places burger was just so so….

This was really good, the burger was tasty and the bacon and blue cheese worked and tasted great!

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

Cheesy Chips £4.70
Fresh cut chips topped with melted cheese

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These were nice, but I am a thin chip guy and thick chips for me are just so so….so I left about half.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Overall

Overall my first visit was good, I enjoyed the burger and saw they did many so I will go back and try a few.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Banana Leaf (Glasgow, West End) : Review

76 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8RE, UK

V: 12th April 2018      T:  0141 334 44445  W: www.bananaleafglasgow.com

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


Banana Leaf has been on my list for a long time now, and for some reason I haven’t visited it till now….not sure why maybe just depending on what I felt like to eat on the day.

On entering the decor and atmosphere is very nice, and a little fancy.

We were taken to our table and sat down, while I was getting comfy I had a look about. This was VERY nice inside, and everything felt like had to be perfect.

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While we were waiting for our food to arrive, I noticed the manager? was teaching a girl how the tables should be set and everything had to be in a specific area and perfect. I really like this touch, as it shows that the restaurant cares even about the little things.

The Food…

I don’t know what this was called, but this was given to us while waiting and told it was to help refresh out palates.

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This was nice.

We just asked for when the items were ready to just bring them out, so it was a mix of starters and mains.

Mains

Roasted Duck Slices stuffed with Prawn and Chicken Meat £13.90
served in a plum sauce

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This looked very nice, though a little more salad than I would like (but you know am not a salad guy).

I tried a little first and BANG WOW!!!! this was soooo tasty I LOVED it!!! So it was time to dig in and enjoy my meal.

This was a very very good option for me, normally I would have avoided it as duck is hit and miss for me….but tonight this was really good and I would order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Roti Canai (Indian Influenced Crispy Flatbread) £4.80
served with curry sauce

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I have had Roti before, so I thought lets try it here and this was originally my starter but as I said I asked them to bring it all at once.

Again this was very nice, very light and the curry sauce was REALLY good.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Overall

My first visit to Banana Leaf was very good, I could tell they took a lot of care and attention to everything from the restaurant to the food.

I cant fault anything tonight, the service and food was very good. The atmosphere was very relaxing.

For me and this is a personal thing, maybe the cost of the dishes are just a little much for the portion size but apart from that its a great place to try.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 3.5
  • Overall : 4

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