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

 

Old Saltys (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Old Saltys (WestEnd, Glasgow) : Outside

337 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8UQ

V: 12th May 2017      T:  0141 334 3334    W: www.oldsaltys.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


This is my second visit to Old Salty’s, see here for the previous review.

This visit I decided that I had to try the Marconi Cheese, as I had seen several bloggers and reviews that its really good.

Again just like last time on entering we were greeted and shown to out table.

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The Food :

Macaroni Cheese (CLASSIC) £ 8.00

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On arrival instantly I was hit was an amazing smell, that made my mouth water.

This looked very very nice, and I liked that it did come with chips. So it was time to dig in and see what I thought about it.

This was really good for Macaroni Cheese, it was perfectly cooked and the cheese flavour was not overpowering.

The chips were freshly made and just like the last time, really tasty and worked well with this dish.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Overall :

For me I cant really fault this visit, I had a good meal for what it was. The taste was good, and I felt full after it.

I got talking to the waitress tonight and asked her about the pizzas, so I have added Old Salty’s back on my list to visit so I can try the Pizza.

Review Scores – 

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

Old Saltys (WestEnd, Glasgow) : Review

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Location

337 Byres Rd
Glasgow
G12 8UQ

Website

www.oldsaltys.co.uk

Visit Date :  9th April 2017

This restaurant was added recently to my list to visit, and was visited just as fast as it was added.

I am not that big on fish and chips, I normally order a Haggis Supper or Sausage Supper if I get anything from the Chippie.

I did see they did other dishes so I knew I would find something on the menu that would be good to order.

First Impressions :

On entering the first thing you see is where they cook the food, and instantly hit with tone of amazing smells and visual delights.

We were shown upstairs to our table.

Upstairs is a very cosy environment, as you can see from the photos above. I would have liked to have been seated next to the window, but at the time I visited they were all occupied.

Main :

The Fish Burger £ 9.95
Breaded cod goujons stacked high with onion rings, calamari rings, and tartare sauce.

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I decided to order the fish burger, that way I could try some fish and also taste the chips.

I started trying the chips, they come without any salt on them and freshly made. They were very nice without any salt, and they were nice with salt so I was very impressed with them.

The burger was a mouthful, it was very nice but I found it to be very dry. I had to put sauce on it and keep putting it on, it was nice but that was the only issue I had.

The onion and calamari rings were amazing, normally not a fan of onion rings as they come back on me and they are too strong but these were amazing.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall :

Overall my first visit was good, I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

I don’t think I would have the fish burger again, I would try something else on the menu.

See you soon.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 4
  • Overall : 4