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

Shoryu (London):​ Review

84 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1HB

V: 25th January 2018.    W: shoryuramen.com


This was a very random stop, and normally not a place I would visit as they mostly did Ramin….which is something I never take as I don’t know how to use chopsticks…but I saw they did other dishes so I decided to pop in and try.

Looking Around

Tonight was very busy but I opted to sit at the window so I could do some people watching and try the food.

Due to it being so busy I didn’t take any photos, due to privacy and letting people eat their food.

It is very nice inside, very bright and very modern and had a really nice relaxing atmosphere.

The Food…

Since am not good with chopsticks, and they had knives and forks…I opted for something that I have not had in ages…

Starter

Chicken Katsu Curry £11.50

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breaded chicken breast, katsu curry sauce, pickles and steamed white rice

On arrival, this looked good, and I was really in the mood for something with curry.

The chicken pieces were very tender, which a really good crispy batter and had the perfect little crunch and flavour.

The portion size was really good, and I enjoyed this dish very much so I could have easily gone for seconds.

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

Drink

Kobai (Plum Wine) £5.10
house plum wine.

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This was a random pick, and I am so glad I got this.

It was a very nice and smooth drink, that had a really nice and soft plum flavour.

The waiter asked if we wanted it with ice or no ice, his recommendation was with ice…to be honest, I think either would have been good.

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

Overall

Overall my experience was very good, the food was very nice and the atmosphere was good.

The one area tonight was lacking was the service, we had to attract the attention of the waitresses to order, again twice for the bill…..and twice again to get the card machine. Yes, it was busy, but most of the staff were standing talking so I can’t say they were busy with customers.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 3
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 3.5

Additional Details

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

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Jojo’s Kitchen (Glasgow) : Review

Unit 52 Princess Square
Glasgow
G1 3JX

V: 6th October 2018      T:  0141 221 7088

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


Another new place for me to check out.

Before Jojo’s it used to be Obu Pan Asian, which I really liked and would visit every now and then….but for some reason, its now gone and Jojo’s is now here.

So it was time to check it out and see what it was like.

Jojo has kept the same look as Obu, but added their own little touches here and there.

Staff were very welcoming and showed me to my table.

Tonight I spotted they did a tapas menu, which meant I could order a few things and get to see what they were like instead of just one item.

The offer was 5 dishes plus a dessert for £19 great value and I couldn’t wait to pick what to eat.

The Food…

Since it was tapas they just arrived at the table as soon as they were ready, so I am glad I was at a big table as I really needed the space.

Roti Canai

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I started with this as it was small and light, and I knew I had a few dishes ahead of me.

If you have had this in another restaurant, then you know what it’s like. The easiest way to describe this is like a pancake.

Overall this was nice and I would have it again.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

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I am not really a soup person, for me, soup is an older generation thing….but I do occasionally like a Chicken and Sweetcorn soup.

This was very nice and just as nice as I have had it from other restaurants or takeaways. If you like this soup, then you will like it here to so do check it out.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Salt and Pepper Squid

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This is a must try for me when I go to a new Chinese restaurant, and depending on where you go its either done very bad (too chewy) or perfect.

Tonight it was perfect and very nice, this is another dish I would have again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Shredded Crispy Chicken

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OK so as you all know this is my main dish when I go to a Chinese restaurant, I am MEGA fussy when it comes to this as there is only one place in Glasgow that does it perfectly.

Visually it looked nice, and it smelled really nice so it’s now down to the taste…

This was very nice, not as good as Lychee but closer than most of the other places I have tried.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Yasai Gyoza

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I wouldn’t normally have this but I thought let’s give it a shot.

For me this was ok, I am not sure I would order this again mostly due to it’s not my style and needed more flavour for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 3

Triple Chocolate Flake Gateau

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There is always room for dessert…

This was very very nice and very very moreish!!!

If your a fan of all things chocolate then give this a try when you come here!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

Overall my first visit here was good, the food was nice and the service was good.

The removal of some finished plates on the table, at the time of eating, would have been better as the table was a little cramped due to the number of plates on it.

Would I go back? yeah, I can’t fault the food I really enjoyed it and I liked the small plates idea.

Review Scores – 

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

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