VIP Chefs Table : Cathedral House Hotel & The Exchange Event

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

V: 11th July 2019


When I got this invite I had to accept, as it sounded amazing.

First everyone who was coming would meet at the Cathedral House Hotel for canapés and fizz, then we would be taken to The Exchange at Greenock where we would meet the owners and chef and be treated to a feast.

First Stop

The meeting point was at Glasgow Cathedral House, to be honest I have known there was something here but never been inside I have either driven past or walked past, so tonight I would finally get to see whats inside.

Looking Around

On entering its not what I expected, it was very nicely decorated and this was just the bar / eating area.

We were welcomed with a glass of fizz which was really nice.

While waiting for everyone to arrive, the guys here started to bring out the canapés.

As you can see from the above photos everything looked good, but did it taste good? I can honestly it tasted VERY good!

Everything was perfectly cooked, and full of really nice flavours. My favourite was the risotto, it was MEGA moreish for me.

A big thanks to everyone tonight and compliments to the chefs, as the food was very very very good.

This is a little hidden gem that most people tend to just pass, but its really lovely inside and has an events area you can hire and some rooms in case you want to spend the night.

For those of you who like a beer garden, well this place has one for those few days of sun Glasgow is treated to a year.

Guys do pop in if passing, you wont be disapointed.

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com

On to Greenock…

We got in to a coach and headed to the second destination which was located at Greenock, now I have not been here since I was a little boy so it would be nice to see it again.

Arrived…

On pulling up to the Exchange it looked interesting, so it was time to go in and see what it was like.

Looking Around

On entering I was very very impressed, the place looked very modern, stylish and had that homely feel to it.

Tonight we were going to have a meet and greet with the owners and chef, plus get to try a few items from the menu…well it was actually more than a few as you will see.

The Food

WOW first impression was this looked good, smelled good and more important I hope I have another hole on my belt 🙂

As you can see from the many photos above, the Exchange really really spoiled us tonight!

The first dish I tried was the Stornoway black pudding spring rolls, and this was and a massive mmm and I could have easily had everyones.

The desert which I always look forward to as I have a sweet tooth, when it was placed on the table I instantly knew I had to try the little cup.

This is heaven in a cup and was so good, I actually had 3 (bad me I know) to be honest I could have probably had 5 but I was so full from the amount of food I stopped myself at 3.

The food here guys was really good! I honestly thought I was sitting in a nice restaurant in town, and here I was in Greenock…who would have thought here would have an amazing restaurant and its not that far a drive from Glasgow.

I think I can say from everyone that attended tonight the only complaint we all had was our stomachs weren’t big enough for everything.

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to both locations for tonight, you really spoiled us and compliments to the chefs at both the Cathedral House and Exchange.

I am adding both locations to my top spots, as I felt both locations were very nice, homely and the food at both was a solid 10/10 and am sure everyone who was at this event would 100% agree.

Guys if your looking for two new places to visit, please check both of these locations out I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

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Cosmo (Silverburn, Glasgow): Review

Cosmo
Ground Floor
Silverburn Shopping Centre
Barrhead Road
Glasgow
G53 6AG

V: 9th July 2019. T: 0141 880 6880. W: www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk


The guys over at Cosmo sent me an invite to come and have a meal at their Silverburn Restaurant, and I accepted and set a date.

To be honest I have never heard of a restaurant called Cosmo at Silverburn, so I had to do some research.

If you know Silverburn, Cosmo is situated at the Cinema end but just outside…this explains why I have never seen it, as normally the cinema is as far as I usually go.

Looking Around

On entering Cosmo is very very nice inside, it has a very modern, clean and nice design/look to it so I was very impressed as most buffets I have been to are just so so in style.

I took a walk around all the areas to start with, and could see they catered for many tastes and styles and the food smells were really good.

The Food…

I had to let my stomach and eyes do the talking tonight, and I had to try a lot of food so I was lucky I was very hungry.

Starter

So I selected different items so I could see how most of the starters tasted, yup there was lots more to try but I didn’t want to fill myself up and not be able to eat my main and sweets.

Firstly yup as you can see my presentation sucks, but hey its a buffet and its my plate so I didn’t mind…

I tried everything on this plate and can honestly say, it was very good, everything well cooked and full of flavour.

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

Main Course

So now it was on to the mains…

I tried different rices, curries and even sweet n sour chicken.

Just like my starters this was really nice and very well cooked, if I was being very fussy the Sweet n Sour Chicken which is a big fav had a slight vinegar hint to it which it really shouldn’t….so I wouldn’t have this again due to that but apart from that everything else was really good.

Presentation : n/a
Portion Size : n/a
Flavour : 4
Value for Money : n/a

Desert

I was getting very full at this point, but there is always space for some sweets…

There was many to choose from so I opted for the above, and mmmm I loved every mouth-full.

The one part I didn’t try was the chocolate fountain, but I will try that on my next visit.

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Cosmo, for tonights invite and the meal. Secondly as always my review above is 100% my own thoughts, and has not be influenced just because I was invited.

Tonight I learned of a very nice buffet, that if I hadn’t had the invite I would never have known was there.

For me from start to end I enjoyed all the food, and found it very fresh and full of flavour which is hard to find at most buffets as they tend to loose the flavour by sitting out for ages.

Value for money I cant comment on that as tonight was free for me, but quality of food was very good and I will go back when I feel like a buffet when I visit Silverburn.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: N/A
  • Overall : 4

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Disabled Toilets : Yes

Barfia (Glasgow) : Review

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Unit3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow G41 2SS

T:  0141 429 3204.    W: www,barfia.com


I heard about this place opening ages ago, but then it went out of my mind completely.

Recently one of my friends brought one of Barfi’s boxes for me to try with them so I couldn’t wait as I love Indian sweets….well I love sweets period I have a sweet tooth 🙂

About

This shop has recently opened and from what I have heard is mega popular, and I can see and taste why but I will get to that.

They do many different types of Indian sweets but today I was trying Barfi.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is very similar to toffee but not as chewy and softer.

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The Barfi…

This was today’s box…and when I say today I mean I will be getting more to try 🙂

  • Millionaires
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Oreo
  • Vimto
  • Banoffee
  • Celebration Cake

Yup, there was one missing but this was eaten before I took the photo.

So let’s do a wee breakdown on flavours :

Millionaires

Firstly the smell was ok and close to what it was trying to be, the taste hmm not that close which is a shame as it could have been really good.

New York Cheesecake

Firstly the smell was spot on, and the flavour was very close so I was impressed with this one.

Oreo

The smell was just ok, and the taste again so so…this was not that good which is a shame as most things that have Oreos are really good.

Vimto

This had a strong smell, and unless you’re a Vimto fan you won’t like the taste but if you are then this one is for you.

Banoffee

The smell of this was very good, and the taste was the best out of the whole box. This one was my fav!

Celebration Cake

The smell was very close to a Birthday cake, and the taste was ok you could just taste the cake favour as it was very subtle.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

My favourites were the Banoffee and the New York Cheesecake.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes but I do recommend you try the original then these flavours.

W: www,barfia.com

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