Corinthian New Brasserie Menu Launch (Glasgow) : Review

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191 Ingram Street
Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1DA

V: 12th October 2017      T:  0141 552 1101  W: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk

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


I have been to the Corinthian a good few times, mostly for the Afternoon Tea which is my favourite in Glasgow. Inside has always had a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, and also the staff have been very friendly and helpful.

Last week I got an email inviting me to tonight’s event, which was to try something from the new menu….well I love my food and I like the Corinthian so I couldn’t turn it down.

I was looking forward to trying this menu, as I have never really been in here for food. Its always been Afternoon Tea, or for a few drinks so it was now time to sample the food.

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On entry I was welcomed and shown to my table, if you have never been here there are effectively 3 seating areas in here. The first being the ones on the left as you go in, these are booths with a big chair. These are more for couples, and this is where I was seated tonight. The next is the middle are, which has a few group tables, and then the far right which is booths and tables again for groups.

The Food…

Starter

Potted Chicken Liver Parfait £N/A (Normally £6.95)
Pear Chutney, Pea Shoot Salad & Brioche Toast

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I always like to try this at any restaurant, as its interesting how they all differ and how they present it.

This was presented very nicely, and looked very good, my first thought was maybe 1 more brioche toast would be good but lets see how I get on.

I have to say this was the best Chicken Liver Parfait I have tasted so far, it was very very smooth and full of flavour and it worked amazing with the Brioche Toast. I was correct though, there was still enough parfait in the little pot enough for one more slice.

I would have this again!!!

Portion Size : 4.5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main

Herb Crusted Ayrshire Pork Fillet £N/A (Normally £14.95)
Toulouse Sausage & white bean Cassoulet

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I spotted 3 dishes I wanted to try, but I opted for this as it sounded nice. My second option would have been Peterhead Haddock and Chips, as it sounded very good.

When it arrived, the presentation and smell was very good so I was looking forward to seeing how this tasted.

This was very nice, and cooked just right as it was not mega chewy which is always my pet hate when it comes to dishes like this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Dessert

Brandy Soused Strawberry Creme Brulee (V) £N/A (Normally £5.95)
Shortbread

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Presentation again this was very good, and it looked very good.

I tried the shortbread first, and this was very good I love shortbread.

Moving on to the Creme Brulee, this was again perfect and very very nice. This and the shortbread for me was a perfect combination.

I would have this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

During the meal, a live quarter was performing they were called Strings Aloud. Due to the design of this building, and due to it being strings the acoustics were amazing and the sound was very relaxing and created a very very nice atmosphere for everyone.

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Overall :

I am very pleased I got tonight’s invite, as I learned that here does very nice food where are before in my mind it was more a cocktails and Afternoon Tea location.

I cant fault anything tonight, all 3 courses were very nice, the service was good and also the atmosphere was perfect.

I would like to thank the Corinthian again for my invite, I had a very enjoyable evening and will see you soon.

Review Scores – 

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

CAU Steak Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

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1, 224 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 3BX

V: 11th June 2017      T:  0141 221 6272      W: www.caurestaurants.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


My last visit here was around 6 months to a year, and it was my first visit.

To be honest with you my first visit was not that great, I was with my friend and we ordered a few dishes to try them and they all came at once (which is OK as am used to this) but I did try and sample from all as soon as they arrived and some dishes were just warn and no more, meaning by the time i finish my first dish the other 2 would be cold and not enjoyable.

The service this visit was good, it was just that the dishes could have been a lot warmer on arrival.

Today’s visit…

I decided I would only have the one dish as it was lunch time, and not be too much of a pig plus it meant I wouldn’t have a repeat of my first visit.

The Food :

Latin Burger £12.95
Toppled with jalapenos, blistered peppers & fresh avocado. (comes with thin or thick chips, or sweet potatoes)

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On arrival this looked very nice, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

This was a very nice burger, the flavours all worked very well and the meat was very tasty on its own. My only issue was the bun started to fall apart, as the juices were making it soft but I didn’t mind this as could use a knife and fork if it got too bad.

The meat was very tender and perfectly cooked, I opted for medium.

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I was actually expecting some sweet potato fries, but then it was presented this way.

Visually this looked very nice, and to taste well you cant really go wrong with sweet potatoes these were cooked right and seasoned with salt really nice.

Rating :

Quilmes Lager £3.95
Argentina, 4.9% 340ml

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I like light beers, as they are easy to drink and you don’t feel too full after a few.

I asked the waitress to recomend one and she recomended this.

This was an OK beer, I wouldn’t say it was my favourite but it was as described a nice light beer….would I get it again on my return? yes I would.

Overall :

Overall my second visit was 100% better than my first, and I would go back again to try more dishes.

I cant fault today’s visit, the service was really good and the food very nice and tasty.

I have been told to try the steak on my next visit, but the problem is I am not a steak fan so this will be interesting.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Bo Vine (West End, Glasgow) Restaurant : Review

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Location

385 Byres Road
Glasgow
G12 8AU

Website

www.bovinerestaurant.com

Visit Date : Sunday 16th April 2017

I have passed Bo Vine many times when I have been at the West End, and also had a few chats to them via Twitter. When I passed and saw the Easter Sunday Market Menu offer, I went in and booked a table.

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Cost : 2 Courses (£14.95) or 3 courses (£18.95)

Starter :

Smoked Salmon, Crab, Horseradish, Beetroot and Crouton

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This looked visually nice when it arrived, and for me the portion size looked a good one for a starter.

Flavours were all very nice, everything blended nicely with each other. The fish flavour was not too fishy, which I know some people don’t like when ordering a fish dish but for me it was a nice balanced flavour.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Main Course :

Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Truffle Cream, Vegetarian Hard Cheese

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When I ordered this I was told that they only had so much ravioli left, so we were offered Gnocchi instead which was fine with me.

On Arrived my first thought was the portion size, maybe a little too small but pasta is filling so I thought lets wait and see how it is.

I tried some of my girlfriends she did get the Ravioli, and to be really honest the Gnocchi was 100% better in taste.

Yes there could have been more as I still was a little hungry, but overall this was really nice and I enjoyed it.

Portion Size : 3.5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Dessert

Coffee Creme Brûlée

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I love Creme Brûlée so this was a must to order.

I laughed a little at the presentation mostly because it was a very large plate, then over to one tiny corner….granted I have seen this done elsewhere but today I laughed.

Anyway on to the taste….

This was very nice, I could have easily had two and the small cookies were nice.

Overall this was a nice dessert, and one I would have again.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3.5

Overall

Overall my first visit here was just ok, part of me was a little disappointed with the portion sizes but then again it could have just been due to the market menu which in most places are normally that little bit smaller.

Taste, service and atmosphere were all very good and I look forward to trying some more dishes off the menu on my next visit.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 4
  • Overall : 4