Elena’s Spanish Bar & Restaurant (Glasgow, West End) : Review

90 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8PZ

V: 31st August 2018      T:  0141 237 4730  W: www.elenastapas.com

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


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I don’t tend to go for Spanish a lot when I eat out, to be honest, I really don’t know why it just tends to be Italian, Chinese or Indian…

I was walking around the West End today and saw a sign advertising this restaurant, so I thought let’s walk up to see what it looks like.

On entering, it looked very nice, and everyone looked very relaxed….so I opted to stay and have dinner.

The Food…

They recommend that you order a few dishes, as they are tapas and small…plus you can always order more if you’re still hungry.

Tapas

Chorizo a la sidra (GF) £6.00
Chorizo in cider

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These I have to start by saying come looking like this, normally they are finely sliced but now was the time to taste.

These were the best Chorizo I have had, and I really enjoyed them plus the sauce….mmm perfect!

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

Albondigas de ternera caseras £6.00
Homemade beef meatballs

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This for me looked a good portion size and smelled really good so I couldn’t wait to try them.

From start to finish these were cooked perfect, and full of flavour and very easy and light to eat.

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

Patatas: bravas o ali-oli (V GF) £4.50
Fried potatoes with spicy sauce or alioli

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Again another very good sized portion.

Hmm for me these were a little bland, the sauce did help add that little flavour.

For me just a little too bland so I am not sure I would order this dish again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 3

Croquetas de morcilla £5.00
Black pudding croquettes

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This was very nicely presented, and very nicely prepared.

Basically, the haggis was turned in to a puree, so the texture was not what you expect but wow this is so good.

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

Crema Catalana £5.00
The original creme brulee

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This looked very nice when it was placed on the table, and one of my fav desserts.

This was very nice, and I could have easily had seconds.

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

Elena’s Blackberry and Thyme Sparkle £5.00
House gin, fresh blackberry puree and cava

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This cocktail was recommended by the staff tonight, so I thought let’s give it a go.

This was a very easy cocktail to drink, and one that was very very nice.

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

Overall

My first visit here was really good, the food was very nice, the service was good and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

I am now going to have here on my top spots and is now my number 1 for Spanish food.

I will be back soon guys 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

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BrewDog (Glasgow, West End) : Review

1397 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8AN

V: 26th August 2018      T:  0141 334 7175  W: www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/glasgow

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


I have always walked past here and looked in and wondered what it was like, so today finally went in and also had a beer.

Inside had a nice cool and funky atmosphere, people were chatting, eating and also playing tabletop games which is very cool.

The Food…

Burger

Chipotle Chorizo £9.50
sesame and poppy seeded brioche bun, 7oz beef brisket patty, chorizo, padron peppers & chipotle mayo

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This sounded really nice, and looked ok when it arrived so it was time to taste.

Hmmm not as nice as it sounded.

This needed a lot!!!! more chipotle mayo and chorizo as the flavour was just there and no more….

Little dissapointed as it sounded really good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3.5

Beer…

Very Big Moose £9.99

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OH! MY! GOD!!! this is my favourite beer ever!!!! it’s 12% and tastes like chocolate and very smooth…..

Yeah, its a little costly but so so so good.

Overall

Overall it was a mixed visit, the burger was just ok….will try a different one next time but the beer WOW this made my day and visit.

The beer was the best!!! cant wait to have this again!!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 3.5
  • Overall : 4

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Kelvingrove Cafe (Glasgow, West End) : Review

1161 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TB

V: 2nd August 2018      T:  0141 221 8988  W: www.kelvingrovecafe.com

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


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Tonight I was here to attend an event, but I arrived a little early and was very hungry so I thought let’s have a little snack.

This was my first time in this Cafe, and looking around it had a nice look and tonight it had a nice atmosphere.

The Food…

Haggis Bonbons £6.50
With Johnnie Walker Gold label Whiskey Sour Dressing

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This was just a little snack as I didn’t want to fill myself up too much, plus I had a very big lunch.

On arrival, this looked nice and also smelled nice and a perfect size for a starter or snack.

This was very nice, the coating was just crispy and no more and the flavours were really good. I could have easily had more, but it was just a snack.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3

Overall

Overall from my short experience before the event, it was nice and relaxing and the food I had tonight was nice.

Here is a place I would visit again, but this part of the West End I don’t tend to visit too much but if I do I will stop in again and check out the food and drinks.

Review Scores – 

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

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