Carol Gastro Bierhaus Economat (Sinaia, Romania) : Review

Sinaia 106100
Romania

V: 2nd May 2018      T:  +40 751 219 679  W: carolpeles.ro

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


This restaurant was directly opposite where I was staying, and it was always busy so it was time to check it out.

The Food…

Main Course

Porked Knukle with cooked Cabbage 35 Lei

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This sounded interesting, and to be honest I didnt know what to expect. A Romanian friend told me I had to try this, if I ever saw it on a menu so today I did.

On arrival first thing to hit me was wow this is a massive portion, but I would have known that if I looked closer at the menu.

Time to try it…

I seperated the jelly part from the meat and started with that, this for me was a little to slimy for me so I stopped and focused on the meat.

The meat was very tender and very nice, but it did need a lot of salt (something I dont tend to add to my meals)

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 5

Overall

This was a very filling meal, but I did have to keep adding salt…would I order this again….probably not but it was nice.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

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Steak Cattle & Roll (Glasgow) : Review

321 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3HW

V: 24th August 2017      T: (0141) 258 5220   W: www.steakcattleandroll.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I had seen that Steak Cattle & Roll were opening, and followed them on all social platforms as I wanted to see what food they had to offer. When I started seeing all the posts of food milkshakes etc I knew I needed to visit.

After a while I still hadn’t visited, but I had a few chats with them on Twitter and promised I would visit…..I like to keep my promises so today I visited.

Prior to this visit I had a look at the menu, and liked a few things but Steak Cattle & Roll suggested for my first visit to start with a burger….so I did.

The Food :

Part of me today would have liked to have tried the big challenge burger, but I have been trying to loose weight and tone up since January and that would put me right back to where I started.

Looking at the menu there were many things I would like to try, but today I decided I would try 2 dishes and a milkshake.

Biscoffi Milkshake £5.00
Vanilla ice cream, cookie spread, banana chips


I love Biscoffi biscuits, so when I saw this I HAD to try this and see how it compared.

OH MY GOD!!!! this was amazing, if I didn’t have the other dishes coming I could have had at least 4 of these.

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

Cheesy Chips £4.00


I asked the waiter how cheesy these were and he replied very cheesy, so I had to give them a shot.

On arrival my first thought “thick chips” I do like them, but skinny chips all the way for me.

I tried a chip and the cheese sauce was the same sauce used on Macaroni Cheese, this is an ok cheese to use on chips but there are better cheese sauces.

For me this was ok, would I have it again probably not I would try something else.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money :  5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5

Nacho Burger £10.00

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This was the burger that stood out for me, as the nachos and description sounded good.

On arrival I was thinking “this is a big burger”

Normally I like to use both hands and bite into my burgers, but this one was to big for my mouth so I had to resort to a knife and fork.

This was a very nice and very tasty burger, but wow it was filling for me.

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

Overall :

Overall my first visit was a very filling visit, and I enjoyed what I ordered even if I didnt manage to finish the chips.

Maybe one day I will attempt a food challenge here.

I would like to go back and try the massive hot dog, or something else and a few more milkshakes so keep watching my posts.

Review Scores – 

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

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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