Barca (Glasgow) : Review

Barca (Glasgow) : Logo

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 2nd November 2017      T:  0141 248 6555   W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (Well Behaved)     Accepts: Cash & Card


I have been to Barca (Glasgow) many times now, and every time I have never had a bad experience or had bad food.

Barca is situated inside Princes Square, which for me is a really lovely location and a very relaxing one. If you have never visited, even just pop in and take a walk about and maybe try a restaurant or two.

Today I was having a catch up with a friend I have not seen in a long time, and he selected Spanish as the theme and I chose here.

I wasn’t too hungry today, so this place was perfect.

The Food…

I wanted to try something different to what I would normally have today, so I opted for this dish.
This was really nice and worked well with my second dish!!
The flavors were nice, the potatoes were soft and melted in your mouth its was really good and when I mixed it with my second dish WOW amazing.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

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I LOVE chorizo and I had to try this and see how Barca do it, and I am so so glad I did as this was AMAZING!!!

The flavour was full on, the sauce was so good the whole dish was perfect and as I said above when I mixed it with that dish it was mmmmm

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

Again another perfect little visit to Barca, food, drink and atmosphere was 100%

I spotted a few other dishes I would like to try, so will aim to have them next time.

Review Scores – 

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

Iberica (Glasgow) : Review

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140 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5LA

V: 29th November 2017      T:  0141 530 7985    W: www.ibericarestaurants.com

Child Friendly: Yes (Well Behaved)     Accepts: Cash & Card


I have had Iberica on my list for a while but I have only ever heard one good thing about it, and that was the food is nice but nothing else. Normally you hear about costs, atmosphere etc so I decided to check it out and see what I thought.

Currently in Glasgow for Spanish my favourite place is Barca, so this is what I was using as my comparison.

On entering the place looks very very nice, and we were greeted and shown to our table.

The atmosphere here is very relaxing and enjoyable, and there is music playing in the background which helps add to that.

We were told its tapas style so 2 or 3 dishes per person was recommended.

If you have never had tapas you need to remember the reason you order a few dishes, is the portion size is smaller and they will just come to the table when they are ready.

The Food…

Fried Chorizo Lollipops £6.00
with Pear alioli sauce

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On arrival this looked interesting…

The lollipops on their own were really good, and the pear alioli sauce just added more amazing flavour to this dish.

I would have this again if I went back but, at £6 I am not really sure its worth the cost maybe £5 would be more acceptable (I know its only £1)

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Chicken Liver Pâté £4.00
Served with quince and toast

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I always have to try the Pate where ever I go, and if you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I always hate that you get more pate than the side to spread it on.

On arrival I was very pleased to see there were 4 slices of toast, and looking at the jar this would be enough so I was very pleased now to taste.

This was very nice pate and very full in flavour, the toast that came with this was very hard and crispy which was very nice.

At £4 this was very good value for money.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Black Rice £7.00
Squid ink rice and prawns served with alioli sauce

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This caught my eye as I was looking at the menu Black Rice, I have never tried that or seen in person black rice. The squid ink is what would give this colour so I wondered does it also do something to add to the flavour?

On arrived it smelled amazing, and looked interesting so time to taste.

This tasted just like a nice creamy rice dish, and the sauce added that little extra change in flavour. The black ink…well its just a colouring and didn’t add to the taste.

Overall this was a good sized dish, and very filling.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

Iberica Glasgow is a very nice restaurant, and I can see why it was busy tonight. Its a very relaxing place to eat, and the food is very tasty.

For me value for money is just O.K, I feel that if some dishes were maybe £1 or £2 less it would be a little better.

My girlfriend ordered some sliders which sounded nice and cost £7, I have ordered sliders before from Barca and you get 2 which combined gives you an O.K sized burger but if you look at the photo below, you can see these are tiny and to be honest Barca’s had a better taste and cost less.

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Would I return, to be honest I am not sure as I can get better value for money and slightly bigger portion sizes in other places but the food service and atmosphere was nice…I will need to have a think on this one.

Review Scores – 

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

 

Barca Tapas & Cava Bar (Glasgow) : Review

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Glasgow City Centre 2nd Floor Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JX

V: 15th July 2017      T: 0141 248 6555     W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


It had been a while since I had visited Barca, so today I visited and decided to try a few more dishes.

Just like the last time, we were greeted and shown to a table. This time round we were seated inside, which is a first for me as its always been outside.

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The Food :

Pequeña Hamburguesa £6.25
Two beef sliders, toasted brioche bun, chilli jam, and Manchego Cheese

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When this arrived I thought this is going to be ok and not that filling, as they looked pretty small (to me that is). Both burgers combined would be roughly a normal burger size.

Oh My God! these were amazing!!! they were so good in flavour I ordered another one, and yes I did finish them.

If you like a tasty burger please do try these, you won’t be disappointed.

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

Gambas Rebozadas £6.95
Kind prawns in a crisp chilli and coriander batter. Lime mayonnaise dip.

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I love king prawns so I was really looking forward to this dish.

For me these were nice, but nothing special. The flavours were nice, the chilli was there but just a small kick. If you don’t like chilli to be honest your safe with this, as the kick is nothing strong its just there and no more.

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

Overall :

Thats the good thing about being a blogger, I need to try different dishes plus its also good doing this as you get to find items you love, like or not a fan of by trying different things.

The atmosphere was actually nice inside, but personally I think its a little more relaxing outside.

Overall my choices were a mixed review, I really loved the sliders but the prawns for me were just ok.

Review Scores – 

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