Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn (Glasgow) : Review

Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn
214 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4HW

0141 332 1341
www.tikibarglasgow.com

V: 23rd October 2019


Well this is a first for me, as I have had many plans over the past few years to come here and eat or drink…or even both but something has always made me change my plans.

Tonight I was attending a Jagermeister Cold Brew event so I thought I would visit early and finally see the Tiki Bar and try the food.

The Food

Since I had an event to attend I didn’t want to be late, so I decided just to go for small dishes for quickness….but next visit I will try some other dishes.

Dinner

Honey Pork Ribs £6.50

pork ribs in sticky honey sauce (Ce) (GF, DF, NF)

This smelled good and looked nice, and I have not had ribs for ages so I was really looking forward to this.

This was messy, full of flavour and just mega mmm the meat was tender and the sauce was really good.

Its a bit costly for what you get compared to other restaurants.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 4.5
  • Value For Money : 3
  • Overall : 4

Salt & Pepper Squid £6.50

lightly battered squid tossed in mixed spices with Thai sweet & sour dressing, served with green Mayo

I love this dish so I had to try it here.

I picked up my squid and it was soft! huh what ever sauce they drizzled over the top has made it soft…shouldn’t this be crispy?

It was nice but the flavour was lacking and also I expected them to be crispy or even just a little.

Again a little costly for the portion size.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 3
  • Value For Money : 3
  • Overall : 3.5

Sweet :

Deep Fried Mars Bar £3.00

I saw this and had to try how here do it.

Ok so this was actually really good, I think I still prefer the one from a chip shop but it was nice here and I would have this again here.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

What a disappointment, don’t get me wrong the food was good but a little costly for the portion sizes as I have had these dishes at other restaurants for cheaper and was just as good or better.

Sorry guys, I will try something else next time I visit.

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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Lychee Oriental Lunch Menu (Glasgow) : Review

Lychee Oriental
59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

0141 248 2240
www.lycheeoriental.co.uk

V: 2nd September 2019


Lunch Time Menu : 2 Course £11.99

Now this is very different for me, me visiting Lychee Oriental for lunch!

On entering I saw the changes inside, and wow looks very nice! I was very impressed it still has the same feel and atmosphere but style much more cosy and ambient.

The Food

Now it was time to see what food I wanted, and yes! I did pick something other than the same chicken dish.

Starter

Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce

I have not had spare ribs in a very long time, so I was really looking forward to this.

When it arrived the smell was very good, and got my mouth watering.

WOW the ribs were perfectly cooked as the meat slide off the bone, and the flavour was amazing!! I now have found my favourite spare ribs!

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Again there were so many options I wanted to try, but I opted for this.

Crispy Lemon Chicken & Fried Rice

Crispy Lemon Chicken & Fried Rice

I have had this dish before, and remember I liked it but wanted to try it again as its been a while.

Guys this was really good, the chicken was tender, the batter was just crispy and the lemon flavour was perfect.

I am not just saying this but WOW a perfect dish.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

I always love coming back to Lychee Oriental, as its my favourite Chinese restaurant in Glasgow. The staff, service and food are always perfect.

Today I had a very good lunch, and for the price the portion sizes were just the same as what you would normally be served.

I highly recommend you visit here at lunch or in the evening, you will not be disappointed!

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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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