Barca (Glasgow) : Review

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor, Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 25th February 2018      T:  0141 248 6555  W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

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


The last time I was here, I tried a few things so today I was meeting a friend and gave him the option of where to eat and he selected Barca.

So today I went back to Barca…

I spotted they had a deals menu where you could get 3 dishes for a specific cost, this is perfect for me as it means I get to try 3 new dishes and the cost won’t be too expensive.

DEAL : Any 3 tapas from £12.95 per person

The Food…

Pequena Hamburguesa £N/A
Two beef sliders, toasted brioche bun, chilli jam.

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Yup I know I have had these before, but I thought will they be as good as the first time? lets try and find out.

OK, so they were very nice but the burger today wasn’t as juicy as it was last time so for me it was nice but not as nice as the last time.

I upgraded to the Manchego cheese for an extra £1, it was nice but as I said the burgers were not as juicy today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Choricitos Barca Tapas £NA
Spanish sausage, onions, peppers and red wine

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OK another dish I had last time but this is just too good not to have!!

Just like last time YUM!!!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Paella De Pescado £NA
Spanish rice dish with prawn, mussels and calamari

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Yeah this was on the menu! I even asked the guy and he explained it was a smaller size to the normal dish….so I had to try and see what it was like.

Just like the bigger version of this dish, I loved this and just be careful its very filling so if you want to order this make sure your other dishes are not going to be too heavy for you.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Overall

Another really enjoyable time at Barca, the atmosphere was good and the food from this offer menu was really good.

Next time I would probably try something else instead of the sliders now, but lets wait and see.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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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