Barca (Glasgow) : Review

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor, Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 25th February 2018      T:  0141 248 6555  W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

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


The last time I was here, I tried a few things so today I was meeting a friend and gave him the option of where to eat and he selected Barca.

So today I went back to Barca…

I spotted they had a deals menu where you could get 3 dishes for a specific cost, this is perfect for me as it means I get to try 3 new dishes and the cost won’t be too expensive.

DEAL : Any 3 tapas from £12.95 per person

The Food…

Pequena Hamburguesa £N/A
Two beef sliders, toasted brioche bun, chilli jam.

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Yup I know I have had these before, but I thought will they be as good as the first time? lets try and find out.

OK, so they were very nice but the burger today wasn’t as juicy as it was last time so for me it was nice but not as nice as the last time.

I upgraded to the Manchego cheese for an extra £1, it was nice but as I said the burgers were not as juicy today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Choricitos Barca Tapas £NA
Spanish sausage, onions, peppers and red wine

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OK another dish I had last time but this is just too good not to have!!

Just like last time YUM!!!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Paella De Pescado £NA
Spanish rice dish with prawn, mussels and calamari

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Yeah this was on the menu! I even asked the guy and he explained it was a smaller size to the normal dish….so I had to try and see what it was like.

Just like the bigger version of this dish, I loved this and just be careful its very filling so if you want to order this make sure your other dishes are not going to be too heavy for you.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Overall

Another really enjoyable time at Barca, the atmosphere was good and the food from this offer menu was really good.

Next time I would probably try something else instead of the sliders now, but lets wait and see.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

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

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Burger & Bun (Glasgow, Milngavie) : Review

149 Milngavie Road
Bearsden
Glasgow G61 3DY

V: 16th April 2018      T:  0141 942 9777  W: burgerandbun.co.uk

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


I was at work when I got a ding in my email, and took a look and it was an invite to come along to Burger & Bun to see the place and try the food. I kindly accepted and then worked out how I would be getting there.

Normally as you know I frequent in Glasgow centre or the West End, but Milngavie (Bearsden)? this is a place I have never been to unless passing through.

Burger & Bun is basically opposite the Hillfoot train station, so this was very easy to get to from Glasgow Central Station.

On the outside to the side of the restaurant, there is a nice little seating area for when its sunny.

On entering we were seated next to the window, which was nice as I could look out at the nice evening.

The Food…

I could see a few burgers I wanted to try, but I asked for a recommendation so thats what I went with.

Pulled Pork Burger £8.50 (Tonight £N/A)
Slow roast pork, BBQ Sauce, Appleslaw, Crispy Onions

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When this arrived it looked as good as it smelt, and I couldn’t wait to take a BIG bite.

This was a very good burger!!!! the flavours were perfect and very nice. The burger was perfectly cooked and had really nice flavour, and very tender.

Ive had a few burgers recently some bad and some good, this falls in the very good category!

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

Cheesy Fries £4.00 (Tonight £N/A)
Cheddar Sauce, Carmelised Onions, BBQ Sauce

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When this arrived my first thought was OH MY GOD!!! why? because it was a massive portion!!

Recently I had cheesy fries from another burger restaurant and NOT GOOD!! so I thought lets try the ones here.

Apart from being a massive portion……these were REALLY good!!! skinny fries, nice cheese and onions….perfect!!

Unfortunately I only ate half, as I was leaving room for the milkshake which originally I thought was a normal one but you will see when you continue to read.

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

Crazy Shake : Creme Egg £6.00 (Tonight £N/A)

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Another OMG moment tonight! When placing the order I was told it was more like a desert, but I thought maybe a thick heavy shake but I ordered it anyway.

Once it was on the table, I could see what was meant by the desert comment.

At this point I was feeling very full, but hey there is always room for chocolate 🙂

This was as good as it looks!!! next time I will order a normal milkshake but I am glad I got to try this!!

Also for £6 amazing value!!!

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

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to Burgers and Bun for tonights invite, and for the food and amazing service.

I am very glad that I got an invite to here tonight, as this is somewhere I wouldn’t have gone to visit. Now I have been I will aim to head back, as I would like to try more of the burgers and maybe another BIG shake or normal one.

Please do take a visit here, you won’t be disappointed.

I will be back soon Burgers and Buns 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

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BRGR (Glasgow) : Review

6 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AB

V: 22nd March 2018      T:  0141 248 4721  W: www.brgr-glasgow.com

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


I had heard so many good things about BRGR, that I added it to my list. After many months of sitting on my to visit list….I finally visited.

BRGR’s new Glasgow restaurant is situated where Smoak used to be, not to be confused with Smoak BBQ. Its a small premises but just big enough to make it feel cosy, and welcoming.

On arrival we were seated at the window, looking about BRGR havn’t really done too much inside to change the existing look.

After a nice welcoming and asked to order I waited for the food to arrive…

The Food…

Blue Cheese & Bacon Burger £6.50
Lettuce, Pickle, Pink Onion, BRGR Sauce, Blue Cheese and Bacon

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On arrival the burger was wrapped in tin foil, similar idea to Five Guys.

After taking two bites out of it, I noticed something missing….the bacon! So I sat back and looked over to where the staff were standing (At the main counter).

I sat for around 10 to 15 mins, and not once did any member of staff look over at my direction as they were chatting with each other…due to this I decided just to eat the burger while it was still warm.

The burger was OK, and the blue cheese was nice…but overall it was just an OK burger.

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

Main Course

Buffalo Fries £3
Topped with Blue cheese and Franks Sauce

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The chips arrived in a cardboard box, and when I opened it it looked and smelled nice.

After a few mouthfuls the amount of sauce that was over them, was FAR too overpowering!!! the chips were swimming in the sauce!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 1
Value for Money : 2

Orio Milkshake £4

IMG_6492This was the best part of tonight’s meal, the milkshake was very good, thick and had a good flavour.

Overall

Service tonight for me (remember its my experience, as I have heard very good reviews) was not good, nobody came round to see if the food was OK and when I needed attention I didn’t get any.

I mentioned to the manager that it was missing the bacon, and they took 10% off the bill which was a very nice gesture.

Overall my first visit will probably be my last, nothing clicked tonight even my friend who went with me felt exactly the same about the whole experience.

Sorry guys

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 3.5
  • Menu Choice : 4
  • Service : 2
  • Food : 3
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 2

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