Birthday dinner at Amore (Glasgow, Merchant City) : Review

30 Ingram Street
Glasgow G1 1EZ, UK

V: 8th April 2018     T:  0141 553 0810     W: amoreglasgow.co.uk

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


Yup back at Glasgow Amore for my 35th Birthday, this was booked by my girlfriend and it was a great place to have a birthday dinner.

I was recently here (see the review here) and enjoyed it very much, so I was very happy when I heard it was here.

Just like the last time we were seated, and given a few mins to look over the menu.

This time I was just having a main course, as there was a birthday cake waiting for me later so I had to leave room for that.

The Food…

I was a little bit of a bad food blogger tonight, but hey you can forgive me since it was my birthday….I forgot to take not of the cost but then again it was a treat….

Main Course

Fish Risotto

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I like a good risotto, one that has flavour, good consistency and also fills you up…

This was very nice and had a really nice pleasant, but not overpowering flavour to it. Half way through I was starting to get full, but I always finish what I order.

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

Overall

Overall very happy with what I ordered tonight, and again just like the last time I had a very nice pleasant and relaxing time tonight.

Please check out my other review here, and do pop in to Amore you wont be disapointed.

Review Scores –

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

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Dishoom (Edinburgh) : Review

3a St Andrews Square
Edinburgh EH2 2BD

V: 1st April 2018      T:  0131 202 6404  W: www.dishoom.com

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


Since this opened I had heard from many people how good it was, and I added it to my list.

My issue….I don’t visit Edinburgh a lot so it would have to wait till my next visit…which happened recently.

After a nice walk around Edinburgh, taking in the sights I built up an appatite and headed for Dishoom.

On arrival I was told there was going to be about 1 hour wait, which wasnt good as I still had to get the bus back to Glasgow. The lady who was at the reception suggested, why not sit at the window if we are in a rush which was perfect so I did.

The Food…

Starter

Okra Fries £4.50
Fine lady’s fingers for the fingers (V)

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So this was described as chips, so when it arrived and looked like the above photo I was a little confused.

After being a little confused I tried them….

These were very nice, the coating was very mmm and these were very easy to eat.

I re-read the description and I completely missed the lady fingers part, guess I need an eye test.

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

Lamb Samosas £5.20
Gujarati filo stuffed with minced lamb, onions and spices (V)

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This was very nice, and I enjoyed every bite.

The lamb flavours were very nice and the filo used again perfect, it wasn’t too crispy just the perfect bite.

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

Dishoom Chicken Tikka Roll £7.50
Spicy charred chicken, lavish salad and tomato chilli jam.

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This was a very good portion size, and was very tasty.

Flavours were just right, and the chilli jam WOW this added an extra punch of flavour I loved it!!!

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

Overall

Did Dishoom live up to all the positive reviews I had heard about it?…..100% yes it did!

The food was very good, packed with flavour. The staff and service was very good.

My only issue would be, the cost…..maybe slightly pricey for some dishes by £1 to £3. I know that’s not much but if you order a few dishes, that soon adds up.

Would I go back? yeah I would but just take some extra cash next time.

Review Scores – 

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

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One Cove Road Cafe Bistro (Gourock, Scotland): Review

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1 Cove Road
Gourock PA19 1RS

V: 24th June 2018      T:  01475 637 336  W: www.onecoveroad.co.uk

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


I was very kindly asked by One Cove Road if I would like to visit them and have a brunch. When I saw it was in Gourock, I had to research what the best way to get there was before I could accept. Please remember my review is 100% honest, and not influenced in any way just because it was free.

After a little Googling, I found I could get the train from Glasgow Central to Gourock but get off at the second last stop (Fort Matilda) and from there it was only a 10 min walk which was perfect so I accepted the invite.

The walk from the train station to One Cove Road, was very nice as you have an amazing view of the sea and the surroundings.

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Inside was nicely decorated, with a black and white theme. Even the staff’s uniforms were black and white, which was a very nice touch and looked very smart.

 

The Food…

Full Scottish £8.95 (N/A Today)
Two slices of bacon, square slice sausage, black pudding & haggis, fried egg, potato scone, mushrooms & tomatoes

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I was very hungry so I thought let’s get the full breakfast……

First impressions were this was a good portion, and smelled really good….now it was time to taste.

Everything was perfectly cooked, and mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm the sausage was really!!!! good. It had the thickness of a burger but the flavour was mmmm this was the best sausage I have had in a long time.

Overall this was very filling, and I enjoyed every mouthful and as you guess LOVED the sausage. I would visit again just to have the sausage 🙂

Portion Size: 5
Flavour: 5
Presentation: 5
Value for Money : 5 (n/a today)

Overall

Firstly I would like to thank One Cove Road for the invite, I had a lovely visit and a lovely day in Gourock.

The staff were all very friendly, and very helpful with my visit today.

I would recommend One Cove Road to anyone that takes a visit to Gourock, you can either sit in or take away. If you take away you can enjoy a lovely walk, with a lovely view.

Check it out you won’t be disappointed, and try the sausage!!!!

See you again 🙂

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5 (n/a today)
  • Overall : 5

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