The Exchange (Greenock) 2022 : Review

Todays Visit

Today was my parents anniversary, and we had gone to Dunoon and we needed a place to visit for dinner.

I had been here at the opening and really loved the food, everything was very tasty so I said lets grab the ferry and grab dinner at The Exchange.

Décor★★★★★
Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★

The Food

I knew I was in for a treat tonight if the standard was just like my first visit.

Black Pudding Spring rolls £5.95
Served with creamy peppercorn sauce

The moment I saw this I knew I had to order this as it sounded very good.

On arrival this looked really good, and smelled very nice.

I tried the spring rolls on their own and they were lovely, and then with the sauce and WOW this elevated it to another level and was so so so so moreish!

I could have easily had this again as my main tonight!

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Penne Carbonara £8.95
Smoked pancetta and mushrooms served win a white wine, garlic cream sauce.

I was looking forward to this, and on arrival this looked good.

I took a bite, then another two…hmm

I will start with the good part, the pasta was cooked nicely.

I did not get much flavour of anything through this pasta.

I even added some salt and pepper and still not much, I actually only took half and left it as I didn’t enjoy this.

Sorry guys.

Aroma★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste
Value for Money★★

My Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Visit Overall

Overall todays visit was a bit disappointing.

After an amazing invite when they opened, and heard pre covid that they were still really good.

Todays visit was not great!

The starter was amazing! and I really loved that…..but the pasta was terrible. Zero flavour and not nice to eat. I’m surprised the chefs used normal mushrooms because they lacked depth and got lost in a tasteless pasta sauce. If you were to cook this pasta dish at home I would recommend trying portobello mushrooms or shitake mushrooms which are both full of intense flavour, click here to see more great mushroom alternatives!

Sorry guys.

Service★★★
Time between Courses★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Author: krismunro

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