Brunch at Partick Duck Club (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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27 Hyndland Street
Glasgow G11 5

V: 17th December 2017      T:  0141 334 9909  W: www.partickduckclub.co.uk

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


Until today I had never really heard much about here, and today I was meeting Emma Eats and Weekends with Wendy for brunch.

Unfortunately Wendy couldn’t make it due to unforeseen circumstances, so it was just me and Emma.

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This place is a little off the main street that people would walk on, so it is so easy to miss which is a shame as it’s a really nice.

As you can see from the above photo its very nice inside, and has a really nice and relaxing atmosphere.

The Food…

homemade cheesy beano, spiced red pepper sauce, yoghurt & herbs £8.25

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I have not had a cheese beano in many many years, so when I saw this I had to have it.

This sounded like an interesting take on the beano, so when it arrived and looked as good as you can see in the photo I was hoping it would taste just as good.

This was very very very good, it brought back memories from childhood when I had a beano plus the peppers added that extra flavour.

I would highly recommend this.

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

Flourless Chocolate Cake, creme fraiche £4.50

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After the beano I was very full, but hey there is no harm in looking at the desert menu right? well yeah…as I ordered the chocolate cake….greedy me

I have a sweet tooth and when I saw this it sounded interesting, flourless? how different could this taste….

This was the best chocolate cake I have had, it was sweet, and very soft and very very moreish!!!! yes I could have easily had another but I didn’t want to be too much of a pig today….more so since it was brunch.

If you love chocolate cake take a trip to here and try it! you will not be disappointed.

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

Overall

I am very glad that Emma recommended here, as this is a little gem that is hidden.

As you would expect by the name “Duck Club” duck does show up a lot on the menu, but there are other dishes to if you are not a big fan.

I look forward to going back and trying more dishes and having more chocolate cake mmmm I am drooling already!

See you soon.

Review Scores – 

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

Little Italy (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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205 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8TN, UK

V: 15th November 2017      T:  0141 339 6287  W: www.littleitalyglasgow.com

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


Finally after a few months on my list to visit, and a lot of walking past I visited Little Italy.

From the outside looking in for me it looked kinda like a cafe more than a restaurant, but that might not be how it feels when inside.

On entering we were greeted and shown where we could sit, we had a choice of at the window, on a long bar like table or at a table. We opted for the long bar table, as this would give us a little more room.

Looking around its nicely decorated, and you can see the kitchen area and the chef’s making the food which is nice. There was Italian music playing in the background at a nice level, I think it was playing from a real Italian radio station as I recognised the DJs voice.

The Food…

Pizza 10″ Cheese & Tomato £6.95
Caramelised Onions £1.00, Goats Cheese £1.00 and Black Olives £1.00 

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I am very fussy when it comes to Pizza, currently I have two places in Glasgow I like for Pizza so I thought hey lets see how Little Italy compare.

This was very very nice!!!

I can’t fault anything about it the base was good, and the flavours were all there. I would now add Little Italy to my top 3 for pizza places.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

Cant really say too much about pizza really, but as I have said already Little Italy is now in my top 3 pizza places as I really enjoyed it.

For me Little Italy felt more like a sit in cafe than restaurant, don’t get me wrong I had a very nice time and the atmosphere was good and so was the food.

I will go back and try a few more items.

Review Scores – 

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

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Rogano Cafe (Glasgow) : Review

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11 Exchange Place
Glasgow G1 3AN
UK

V: 18 September 2017      T:  0141 248 4055  W: www,roganoglasgow.com

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


I have always walked past this place for many years, I have been told by a few people that the food was very good but for some reason I have never visited.

I spotted a recent voucher on Itison for two mains, so I thought ok lets go try and see what its like.

The cafe part of this restaurant is situated downstairs, it has a very traditional look and feel. Even though you are now underground, it has a feel of daylight the way the lighting has been set up.

The Food…

Duck Liver Pate £6.00
with orange jelly and garlic crossinis

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On arrival this looked very good, and one of my BIG issues with Pate at any restaurant is you get loads of pate but not a enough of whatever they give you to put it on…so this looked like it could be enough.

This was very nice, everything worked perfectly together and there was just enough to spread the pate on….maybe one more crostini would have been better.

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

Pan fried Loch Fyne Salmon £n/a as voucher (normally £13.75)
with pomme anna, steamed cabbage and wild mushroom, pea and bacon fricassee

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I am not a fish person to start with, but the other options on the menu didn’t really grab me so I opted for this as I like salmon.

Presentation looked very good, and now time to taste.

This was very tasty all the flavours worked well with the fish and I really enjoyed it. Portion size was perfect as it was very filling. The salmon was cooked perfectly and not too dry.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : n/a

Crème Brulee £5.75
with seasonal berries

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This was very very nice, shame it was in a small dish I could have had this in one twice the size.

This for me was the best part of tonights meal.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 4.5

Overall

Overall my first visit was a nice one, for me personally without a voucher its a little costly.

Rogano has always been very well known, so I am guessing you are paying for the name.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 3
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4