Dumpling Monkey (West End, Glasgow) : Review


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121 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6PR, UK

V: 11th November 2017      T:  0141 583 8300  W: www.dumplingmonkey.com

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


I have walked past this place a few times and thought the food looked very nice, so today I took a visit.

On entering we were instantly greeted and asked if it was for take away or sit in, and then shown to a table.

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The Food…

Salt and Pepper Spare Ribs £4.80

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On arrival this looked very nice, I could see they cut up the ribs rather than bring then whole (maybe to speed up the cooking time).

These were very nice, and had a nice flavour.

If you do order these just be careful as there are bones, just because they are smaller pieces doesn’t mean they are boneless bits.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Sweet and Sour Chicken Hong Kong Style £6.50

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This is one of my favourite dishes so I had to try it here and see how it was.

On arrival it looked nice, but this is where it stopped.

The sauce was very runny and had a slight vinegar taste to it, normally when its been like this its the cheaper way to make it so maybe thats whats happened tonight…or vinegar is used to thin down sauce to make it go further….

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Overall

This place is a take away trying to be a sit in cafe/restaurant at the same time.

You order at the desk, get the cutlery yourself and all the food just comes at once even though its split in to starters and mains. Since it all came at once and I was at a table for two, the table was too busy and made it difficult to actually enjoy and eat.

By the time I finished my starter my Sweet and Sour chicken was a little cold, plus it wasn’t that good (i’ve had much better).

Personally I don’t know if I would go back, the starter was nice the main not so much….I will need to think on this one.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 3.5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3
  • Value for money: 3.5
  • Overall : 2.5