CAU Steak Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

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1, 224 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 3BX

V: 11th June 2017      T:  0141 221 6272      W: www.caurestaurants.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


My last visit here was around 6 months to a year, and it was my first visit.

To be honest with you my first visit was not that great, I was with my friend and we ordered a few dishes to try them and they all came at once (which is OK as am used to this) but I did try and sample from all as soon as they arrived and some dishes were just warn and no more, meaning by the time i finish my first dish the other 2 would be cold and not enjoyable.

The service this visit was good, it was just that the dishes could have been a lot warmer on arrival.

Today’s visit…

I decided I would only have the one dish as it was lunch time, and not be too much of a pig plus it meant I wouldn’t have a repeat of my first visit.

The Food :

Latin Burger £12.95
Toppled with jalapenos, blistered peppers & fresh avocado. (comes with thin or thick chips, or sweet potatoes)

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On arrival this looked very nice, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

This was a very nice burger, the flavours all worked very well and the meat was very tasty on its own. My only issue was the bun started to fall apart, as the juices were making it soft but I didn’t mind this as could use a knife and fork if it got too bad.

The meat was very tender and perfectly cooked, I opted for medium.

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I was actually expecting some sweet potato fries, but then it was presented this way.

Visually this looked very nice, and to taste well you cant really go wrong with sweet potatoes these were cooked right and seasoned with salt really nice.

Rating :

Quilmes Lager £3.95
Argentina, 4.9% 340ml

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I like light beers, as they are easy to drink and you don’t feel too full after a few.

I asked the waitress to recomend one and she recomended this.

This was an OK beer, I wouldn’t say it was my favourite but it was as described a nice light beer….would I get it again on my return? yes I would.

Overall :

Overall my second visit was 100% better than my first, and I would go back again to try more dishes.

I cant fault today’s visit, the service was really good and the food very nice and tasty.

I have been told to try the steak on my next visit, but the problem is I am not a steak fan so this will be interesting.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Bavaria Brauhaus (Glasgow) : Review

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30 Bothwell Street,
Glasgow
G2 6NU

V: 21st May 2017      T:  0141 457 7100      W:  www.bavariabrauhaus.com

Child Friendly: No as a bar      Accepts: Cash & Card


I had only been in here for drinks prior to this visit, so I was looking forward to seeing what here had on offer.

On entering and taking a look about, you see a lot of metal beer brewing chambers and some funky decor.

 

The Food :

Alpine Cheese Burger £9.50

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I have been trying more burgers recently, so I thought lets sample one from this menu. Today I went for the Alpine Cheese Burger, as it sounded nice…though the one under this on the menu sounded good to….but I opted for this one.

Presentation was good, and it comes with chips which is always a bonus (as some places its just burger only).

This was a very filling burger, and the taste was OK but I felt it had a slightly bland taste and the cheese was what was helping with the flavour.

 

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Hofbräu Beer : £4.90

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Overall :

Overall my first visit was good, and I even got to hear a band play which really added to the atmosphere.

The food was good, though I would try a different burger as the one my girlfriend had had a little more flavour.

The beer was really good, and I would have this in the bigger glass next time 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

Bucks Bar (Glasgow) : Review

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111 W Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 2RU

V: 1st May 2017      T:  0141 221 2327     W: www.bucksbar.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have had Bucks Bar on my list to visit for a while, as I heard a few people say it does amazing chicken and also seen this on social media sites.

On entering its a little dark, but has a nice cosy feel to it. You can sit at tables or booths, and the decor was very nice.

Before going please do note that the menu is VERY chicken heavy, so if your not a fan of chicken maybe this place isn’t for you.

The Food :

Salt and Chilli Chips £3.00
Chinese takeaway style

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These for me where nice but not very “Chinese Takeaway Style”, I have had this style of chips from many and these were not close.

They were more just chilli style chips, as the salt was a bit lacking for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 3

Chicken and Waffles £8.95
3 pieces of buttermilk fried chicken on a freshly pressed waffle served with maple syrup

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This didn’t disappoint.

The waffle was soft and fluffy, and the chicken was tender and the coating well seasoned and crispy. The chicken had no bones, so this was good.

My only issue was I could have done with a little more maple syrup to add, but hey that’s just me and my sweet tooth kicking in.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall

My first was overall good, I enjoyed the food and had a nice time.

Tonight when I visited there was a pub quiz, am not the type of person that likes these. I would prefer to sit and chat to whoever I am with. This for me put a little damper on the atmosphere for me, but then again there wasn’t much before it even started.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4