Bank Street Bar Kitchen and Cafe (Glasgow) : Review

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52 Bank Street
Glasgow
G12 8LZ

V: 14th May 2017      T:  0141 334 4343   W: bankst.co.uk

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


Since I have started going to the West End of Glasgow more, I have occasionally passed this place and also thought I will need to pop in one day and give it a shot so today was the day.

There are 4 areas you can sit at :

  1. The Bar
  2. Outside
  3. Booths (inside to the left)
  4. Upstairs

Today’s visit we opted to sit outside as it was a nice sunny day, I had a quick look around inside and its really nice.

I had a quick look at the menu and decided lets try a burger from here, and see what its like.

The Food

Bacon and Cheese Burger : £7
6oz beef patty topped with melted cheese and bacon

A Bacon and cheese burger is a simple but nice burger, so I hoped they did it well.

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When this arrived it smelled really good, and these chips AMAZING!!! this is exactly how I like my chips. I knew if the burger was going to be bad or OK, the chips would make up for it.

The burger was good, I wouldn’t say its the best burger I have had but it was good. The meat was nice and tender and had flavour, and the bacon and cheese added the extra flavour needed.

The chips well I can only say I could have had a BIG bowl of them just on their own as they were so good, so now I know where to go when I want chips.

Side Note : We also tried the curly fries but not as good as the ones above

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Cocktail Time…

I couldn’t not try at least one cocktail from the menu today….

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Drumstick Cocktail £5
A cocktail version using Absolute Vanilla, Raspberry Liqueur & Cranberry Juice, garnished with a Drumstick lolly

I have a sweet tooth, and I have tried this cocktail once before so it was one I had to try tonight.

This was really good if you have a very sweet tooth, my only issue was some of the raspberry’s they added were broken up and at the bottom of the glass which got stuck in the straw when trying to drink it. It didn’t really need these, and could have been left out.

Side Note : If you do want to eat the lolly, take it out once the cocktail arrives and let it sit as its very hard and needs to soften

Overall :

My first visit was good, I left thinking that was a nice cocktail and amazing chips.

The burger well for what it was it was just OK, its not in my top 3 places for a burger but I will go back and try some other ones.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4

Patisserie Maxime (Edinburgh) : Review

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Location

6 Queensferry Street
Edinburgh EH2 4PA
UK

Website

www.patisseriemaxime.co.uk

Visit Date : Friday 21st April 2017

This was a little random find for me today, as normally I just go to the same places for a snack when visiting Edinburgh.

As you walk past or walk to go inside you are hit with a colourful display of cakes etc

On entering we were told to take a table, and they would bring the menus to us. The place reminds me a little of Patisserie Valerie in style.

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I opted today for the Maxime 2 deal, which was a sandwich, drink and cake for £10.95 which really isn’t that bad.

Tuna Sandwich

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When this arrived I instantly thought “this is massive” plus if you are a salad lover you get a large side salad.

I left the side salad as not a big salad fan, but ate the sandwich which was very nice and really filling.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 3.5

Triple Chocolate Cake

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This looked as good as it tasted. Three layers of different chocolate mmmmmmmm

I could have easily had more but I was being good, as I was going for afternoon tea later today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Overall

Where I was seated I was next to the kitchen door, so there was always movement going to and from this area. This table should really not be here, as it would give everyone more room to get in and out the kitchen plus doesn’t disturb anyone sitting here with a constant back and forth of people.

Overall my first visit here was nice, the service was OK and the food was nice.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Value for money : 4
  • Overall : 4