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

Lunch at Glasgow Blythswood Square Hotel

11 Blythswood Square
Glasgow G2 4AD
UK

Website : www.blythswoodsquare.com/partner/glasgow-blythswood-square/

Visit Date : Sunday 5th March 2017

Today I was in the Blythswood Hotel for the Gin Festival event, and while we were there we decided it would be nice to go upstairs and have some lunch.

I have been to the Blythswood Hotel many times, but never really had lunch its always been Afternoon Tea or dinner.

Today I ordered :

Hot Smoked Salmon and Atlantic Prawn Mousse Wrap £8.95

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I have found that the Blythswood Hotel has the presentation of any dishes perfect, and the dishes are always full of flavour.

For me the portion size was good, as it was just a lunch. The flavour for me was more towards the Salmon, as I found it difficult to taste any prawn. It was also a little dry, it could have done with some mayonnaise in the wrap.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4

Overall it was very nice, but as I said I felt it to be a little dry for my liking.

We all had a nice relaxing lunch, as the atmosphere is always perfect.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 3.5
  • Overall : 4