Cafe Nardini (Glasgow, Westend) : Review


215 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8UD

V: 28th May 2017      T: 0141 339 2221     W:

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card

The West End of Glasgow is slowly becoming like a second home for me, and I have passed here many times thinking hmmm

Today was a very nice and sunny day, and I thought I need some Ice Cream to help cool me down and get me in the summer mood.


This has a very Italian cafe feel to it, and it was very busy. Lucky today I wanted to sit inside and there were a few tables free, as if we wanted to take away we would have had a very long wait as there were loads after Ice Cream.


The Food :

Toffee Fudge Ice Cream


I love Italian Ice Cream and tend to have loads when I go to Italy, as it always tastes better then the stuff you get over here so I was really looking forward to trying this.

On arrival this looked so good, so a quick photo and I dug right in.

This was amazing!!! I loved every mouthful, and could have easily had 2 or more dishes of this. This was nice and creamy, and very tasty.

I forgot to take a note of the cost for this, but it wasn’t expensive.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Belgian Chocolate Milkshake £3.95


I thought lets go all out and be a big kid today with Ice Cream and a Milkshake.

I love chocolate so this was a must to try.

This was a very good milkshake, and its probably in my top 2 in Glasgow for milkshakes (1st being Byron Burgers)

The flavour was spot on and the consistency was perfect.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Molto Bene!!

If I ever need an ice cream fix this is where I will be heading.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 4.5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

The Swan (Troon) : Review


39 Portland Street
KA10 6AA

V: 7th May 2017      T:  01292 317171

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card

I have visited Troon many times, with my parents and with my girlfriend.

I really like it there as its a nice relaxing trip, and you have some shops and a really nice beach.

Today’s visit was to have a picnic on the beach, followed by a light dinner.

This was an amazing day for a picnic as it was clear sky’s, and a temperature of around a high of 17.


It was now 5ish and time to go and get some food.

The last few visits to Troon I had gone to a place called The Swan, the manager and staff were always very nice and the food was good but I hadn’t been in maybe a year so I thought lets go back.


The Food :

Chicken Mayo Panini £?


I forgot to take note of the cost but it was around the £7 area, as I was too busy looking about and taking photos.

When this arrived it was a massive portion.

The chicken mayo was really good, and very very tasty. I am not a salad person, but I did take some and what I had was nice.

This was a perfect dinner for me, as we had pigged out a little on the beach so a nice snack suited me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4.5

Overall :

Overall my visit was just OK, the food was good but for me it didn’t feel like it did the last time. The atmosphere wasn’t just there, where as before there was something.

If you are ever in Troon and need a good meal, I do recommend here as the food is very tasty, value for money is excellent and the menu has many many options so you will find something you like.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4