Harry’s Dolce Vita (Knightsbridge, London):​ Review

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27 – 31 Basil Street
Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1BB

V: 27th January 2019.    T:  020 3940 1020.    W: www.harrysdolcevita.com


The last time I visited here was about 20 years ago I worked out, as it was the same length of time since the last time I saw the musical Notre Dame de Paris in London.

This was the last day of my recent London trip, so it was time to grab some lunch and here was the perfect spot to have it in.

Looking Around

Inside is very traditional and classy, it has a posh Italian cafe style feel to it. The atmosphere is really nice, and you get cosy as soon as you sit down.

It was busy today so I didn’t want to take any inside photos, as people were enjoying chatting and eating.

The Food…

EGGS BENEDICT £8.95

Sliced roast ham on toasted focaccia bread, two poached hen’s eggs with hollandaise sauce and chives

Now, this was an odd option for me, as I am not a big egg fan but I haven’t had it in a very very long time and thought let’s try it and see.

I started with the fries and have to say these were nice, I think there were some rosemary hints coming through? whatever it was these were nice.

The Eggs Benedict I started and have to say wow this was very good!!! I would have this again as I loved the flavours. This has converted me from not having eggs to starting them again.

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

Overall

20 years later and the food atmosphere and service is still really good.

Yes, the prices are a little higher than you would normally want to pay, but one its London and to the location as it’s right next to Harrods.

Review Scores – 

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

Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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The Western Club Restaurant (Glasgow): Review

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Western Club Restaurant
32 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AB

V: 18th April 2018. T: 0141 248 2214. W: www.theclubrestaurant.co.uk


The guys over at The Western Club Restaurant kindly invited me over to dine with them, I had never been here before so I accepted and added to my calendar.

On arrival I got a little confused as to when I walked up to the door, I saw a doorbell….at first I thought maybe they don’t open till later so I waited. After maybe 5mins someone exited and spoke to me…and then shown me to the restaurant.

Basically, the top floor is a private members club, and they like to have the door secure so this cleared things up for me…..so my next visit I will just ring the bell upon arrival.

Looking Around

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Once I entered I went up to the first floor and entered the restaurant.

Wow, this place is very nice, as you can see from the above photo it has a very smart but relaxing look to it….and since it’s situated on the first floor if you get a window seat you can see Royal Exchange Square.

The Food…

I was given a menu to choose what I wanted, so it was decision time…..here’s what I choose.

Starter

Chicken liver parfait, Arran oaties and red onion chutney
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I am a big fan of this dish as my starter, and as you know if you follow my posts when I have this I am mega fussy….why? well, normally you get lots of parfait and not enough to put it on….was this the case?

To be honest it was but! yes, there’s a but I just added extra to the oaties and then ate some salad with it. I didn’t mind as it was a very good parfait and I enjoyed it very much.

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

Main Course

Risotto of sun blushed tomatoes & spring onion, parmesan crisps, pea shoots
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Risotto is my second favourite Italian dish after Carbonara, so I had to try it here and see how the chef did it.

This was very nice, and not very heavy which was good as some times you can feel very bloated and too full after it in some places.

The parmesan crisp was very nice, and very moreish and worked perfectly with the dish.

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

Desert

Rasberry Crème Brulee
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I love Crème Brulee so I had to have this option, plus the raspberry part sounded interesting.

This was really good and so good I could have easily had more, and the little biscuits just melted in your mouth.

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

Overall

Firstly I would like to thank the Western Club for my invite.

Tonight I had a really nice and relaxing meal and will go back to try a few other dishes and some of their cocktails.

If you’re looking for a nice dining experience please do check here out.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4.5
  • Value for Money: n/a
  • Overall : 4.5

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Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: No as its more for an adult dining experience
  • Payment : Cash & Card

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Brunch at MAYZE Coffees & Food (West End, Glasgow) : Review

974 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8LU

V: 17th February 2019.    W: facebook.com/mayzefinnieston


Today I was very undecided where to go for brunch, so I walked along Argyle Street and passed many places. There was a few that I wanted to go into but, I decided to try here as I saw a woman having something to eat and it looked very good.

Looking Around

Inside is an ok size, but it’s very popular so a few people who looked in passed by which is a shame…hopefully they returned.

Inside for me was ok, a little plane and just needed some more colour to give it more of a warmer feel.

The Food…

So looking at the menu it was all very healthy and more importantly for some people Vegan-friendly.

I asked opted for the French Toast, which is what that lady was having.

French Toast £7.50

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homemade cinnamon brioche, stewed apples, custard and crumble

Now as you can see from the above photo, this is why I had to try this today look how good it looks!!!!

I asked before ordering what the crumble was and if it contained nuts, as I can’t do nuts but it didn’t which I was very happy about as I could order this the way it should be.

First bite….and the other bits were very very good!!!

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

Overall

Overall my first visit was good, I do have two issues but due to the food being good I can easily forgive them.

First I did have to wait a while for the order to arrive, but they were making the custard fresh so I can forgive the wait.

The second one, looking at the table tops mine and around me they could do with either a good clean or a fresh coat of paint….or both….

I am planning on going back as I want to try the Eggs Benedict as that also looked very good.

Review Scores – 

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

Additional Details

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

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