Slouch Bar Kitchen (Glasgow) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

The awesome folks over at Slouch gave me the invite to swing by and dive into their brand-new menu. You see, I’d been here once before, had a peek at their offerings back then, and trust me, it was already top-notch. So, you can imagine my excitement for this return visit.

When I strolled through the door, I immediately noticed that they’ve revamped the joint, and let me tell you, it’s taken a major turn for the better.

Seriously, the interior upgrades were so much better. Nicer lighting, and way more tables and chairs – they’ve really stepped up their game. And guess what? If you’re ever in the mood to host a cosy gathering, they’ve got this neat little private area that can comfortably accommodate around 20 or so guests. Just give the guys a quick shout to double-check the details.

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

The Food

I had no clue where to start as a lot of this menu sounded so so good, so I asked for some suggestions and these suggestions were 100% spot on!!!

Camembert haggis bon bons £8
Drambuie glaze

Now, let’s talk about the initial experience – these bon bons were piping hot, like fresh out of the fryer hot. I had to exercise a bit of patience as I waited for them to cool down to a manageable temperature. But once they did, oh boy, it was an explosion of flavours that took me by surprise in the best way possible.

The glaze drizzled over the haggis was an absolute game-changer. It elevated the haggis to a whole new level, infusing it with a delightful sweetness that played in perfect harmony with the savoury notes. Admittedly, the Camembert wasn’t the star of the show, but its subtle presence added a creamy touch to the dish that complemented the haggis beautifully.

I have to say, I could have easily devoured another round of these Haggis Bon Bons without a second thought.

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Appearance★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Aroma★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★
MY RATING:★★★★★

Bacon & black pudding croquette £6
tomato chutney

My culinary journey at Slouch continued with a plate of their Bacon and Black Pudding Croquettes. As they graced my table, their presentation was decent, but my excitement was more about their taste than their looks.

Without wasting a moment, I delved right in, and let me tell you, these croquettes were a flavour revelation. The combination of bacon and black pudding was a taste bud delight, an explosion of savoury goodness that left me wanting more. What truly impressed me was the impeccable crispness of the coating; it provided the perfect textural contrast to the rich, flavorful filling.

Yet again, I found myself in a situation where I simply couldn’t find any faults. The addition of tomato chutney alongside the black pudding and bacon was a great addition. It acted as a zesty companion that elevated the dish to a whole new level, enhancing every bite with a delightful tanginess.

These Bacon and Black Pudding Croquettes are undeniably another winner on Slouch’s menu.

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Appearance★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Aroma★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★
MY RATING:★★★★★

Homemade Beef Burger £11
mixed seed bun, baby gem, onion, mustard mayo, hand-cut chips

Returning to Slouch, I found myself at a crossroads between revisiting a trusty chicken burger I’d enjoyed before or embarking on a new adventure with their homemade beef burger. Tonight, my appetite and curiosity got the best of me, leading me down the beefy path.

When it arrived at my table, it was nothing short of impressive. But, before I could tackle the main attraction, I decided to pay my respects to the chunky hand-cut chips. They were an absolute delight, boasting a remarkable taste and a flawless level of crispiness.

With my palate warmed up, it was time to take on the burger. As I took that first monumental bite, I was met with a symphony of flavours that danced across my taste buds. However, there was an intriguing twist in this burger’s tale that kept me guessing. A subtle hint of paprika made itself known, adding a unique dimension to the overall taste profile. The combination of this unexpected ingredient, the zesty mustard mayo, and the other carefully selected components created a harmonious burger experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Now, here’s the scoop – if you’re not particularly fond of paprika, I’d recommend sticking to their chicken burger. But, if you’re like me and relish the fusion of burger brilliance with a dash of paprika intrigue, then this beef burger will undoubtedly be a winner in your book.

Dish Flavour★★★★
Appearance★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Aroma★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★
MY RATING:★★★★

Monkfish scampi, £8
lime-pickle

One of the standout recommendations that piqued my culinary curiosity was the Monkfish Scampi.

Monkfish scampi isn’t something you come across every day, so my anticipation for this dish was palpable. When it finally graced my table, I was immediately captivated by its presentation, and my eyes fixated on the intriguing lime pickle that accompanied it. How would this zesty addition complement the scampi?

Without hesitation, I ventured to taste the lime pickle on its own and to put it simply, it was a revelation. This was not just good; it was extraordinary. The burst of flavour was nothing short of amazing. The scampi, in all its crispy-coated glory, was a masterpiece in itself. The coating achieved the perfect level of crispness, enhancing the overall experience.

Then came the moment of truth – combining the lime pickle with the monkfish scampi. The result? Pure magic. The marriage of the zesty lime and the tender monkfish scampi was a symphony of flavours that worked beautifully. As the last bite vanished, a subtle hint of the pickle lingered, leaving a delightful aftertaste that kept me wanting more.

In a word, this dish was sensational. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking an extraordinary culinary adventure. Don’t miss the chance to savour this Monkfish Scampi – it’s a flavour-packed journey you won’t want to end and have you ordering more

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Appearance★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Aroma★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★
MY RATING:★★★★★

Buckfast ox cheek bourguignon £8

One of the culinary gems that had been highly recommended to me was the Buckfast Ox Cheek, a dish that instantly piqued my interest. Ox cheek isn’t typically on my menu, but I firmly believe in exploring new flavours, even if it’s just a single, adventurous bite.

When it finally arrived at my table, I was immediately captivated by its intriguing presentation, but what truly stole the show was the intoxicating aroma that wafted through the air. It was tantalizing, promising an exceptional experience ahead.

As I attempted to transfer one of the ox cheek pieces onto my plate, I was met with sheer amazement. The meat was impeccably cooked, so tender that it practically melted upon touch. It was a testament to the culinary mastery of the chefs in the kitchen, who had executed this dish with absolute perfection.

Every aspect of this dish was a symphony of flavours – the tantalizing aroma, the impeccable tenderness, and the exquisite taste. I’m pleased to report that there wasn’t a single flaw to be found.

This Buckfast Ox Cheek deserves nothing less than a resounding 5 out of 5. It’s a culinary masterpiece that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for an extraordinary dining experience. Do yourself a favour and make it a point to savour this dish – you won’t regret it.

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Appearance★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Aroma★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★
MY RATING:★★★★★

Final Thoughts…

Just like my last visit, I have no issues, and the food tonight was 100% better so I am very happy they changed the menu as the flavours so so much better!!

I am adding here to my top restaurant’s page.

Have you visited here? let me know.

Service / Staff★★★★★
Ambience★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★★
MY OVERALL RATING★★★★★
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Author: krismunro

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