German Doner Kebab (Byres Road West End, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

When I stayed in the West End the location for German Doner Kebab was an Indian Restaurant, which I only ever visited once so I was glad to hear that something new was opening in its place.

The West End is a great area and I am happy GDK opened here, as its something different for the area.

The guys asked me to come and take a visit and try some of their food, I have tried their food before the Boss Box which was very very tasty so I was looking forward to tonights visit.

The Food

I knew I wanted to try a few things, and one item was something I wanted to try for a long time.

Doner KRUNCH Burger
Your choice of doner meats, our original burger sauce and Cool Original Doritos chips smothered in a cheese sauce. All served in a brioche bun.

I couldn’t wait to try this, as it looked and sounded VERY good.

This looked good on arrival, and after all needed photos I took a BIG bite!

All the flavours hit at once, with a lovely texture followed by that Doritos crunch.

This was REALLY good!!! I enjoyed every mouth full

My side was the Cheesy Fries

I tried a chip that didn’t have the cheese, and this was very nice….if I say so nicer than some other fast foods chips…but I wont name names. With the cheese was very nice, and very tasty.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Doner Spring Rolls (mix, chicken, beef)
Your choice of doner meats with jalapeños, wrapped in a light crispy pastry.

Spring Rolls in general never look visually good, as its all about the texture and the fillings.

I opted for the mixed meats, as I wanted to see how that would taste.

I took a bite and my mouth exploded with an amazing flavour!!! these were so so so good! I was with my best friend tonight and he agreed that these were really good….I think he was hoping we got ordered one of these each rather than sharing one order….I wish I had now 🙂

It does come with dips, but the flavour of this didn’t need any dips!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Doner Nachos (chicken, beef, mix)
Cool Original Doritos chips with your choice of doner meats, salsa, melted cheese sauce and jalapeños with a dusting of garlic and paprika seasoning.

This was a random last min order, as I wanted to try one more dish just to get an overall feeling to what GDK do.

Nachos are always a nice wee side, or treat when your hungry and you cant really go wrong. The meats for the nacho was again mixed, just to try something different.

On arrival this looked very nice and very appealing to the eyes.

Time to dig in…

This was very messy but very tasty…..for me very similar to the Crunch burger but more messy.

This was finished very fast and we both enjoyed every bite, and the good part was they also gave you finger clothes which were very much needed!! 🙂

Overall :

Firstly a BIG thanks to German Doner Kebab for inviting me tonight.

Tonight’s food was very nice from start to finish, the ones that stood out for me were the Crunch burger and the Spring Rolls.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where :


Promo : Gifted/Invited

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Monty Hitchcock Art Exhibition ‘Unlocked’ Part 3 2021 : Review

It’s been a while but finally Monty Hitchcock is back, to show off his amazing art plus a few new pieces.

Remember to keep watching his Instagram and Facebook page, for future dates and send him a message to get an invite as you have to see his art in person to appreciate how detailed they are.

About Monty Hitchcock

Monty is a award winning film production designer and is currently designing the 3rd series of Netflix series pennyworth. He was in Forbes magazine as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London last year with his 1st solo show. 

After 35 years as an art director in the film industry, events in Monty’s life compelled him to begin expressing himself on canvas. Two years of self-exploration resulted in an extraordinary collection of large scale paintings of richly layered paints that pulsate on the canvas in a language which is, in parts, abstract, figurative and expressionistic

Tonight Visit

The showing was in the same location as last time, but the layout was a little different so more of his art work was on display.

Monty’s Wall of Sketches

Over the year Monty has sketched many different things, some from on his journeys and others for part of his movie career.

Kids from Kingspark Secondary school visited the night before, and they got to meet Monty and decide on this placement. From what I heard they were amazed by all the art work, and loved meeting Monty.

I stood here for a long time taking in each sketch, but I needed a second, third and even more look at each as every time more details stood out and more grabbed my attention.

Two on here really caught my eye, one was a sketch from the Tom and Gerry movie and the other from Pennyworth the TV series. The colours, contrast and lightening effects in these sketches were amazing.

NEW – Dancing Heads Series x4

Just look at these, how cool do they look. I loved how Monty used his now signature blue in each of these, to depict the dancers yet if you look again you see what looked to me like tribal masks…..art on two later which is very cool.

The contrasting colours, and depth to each of these was great.

Overall

I have loved visiting and seeing Monty’s new art work, and seeing everyones reactions to his art.

I aim to keep following Monty on his Glasgow journey, and visit his events in the future.

If you have liked what you have seen from my posts, and blog please do follow his Instagram and Facebook page to keep up to date on when the next event will be.

Read my previous blog post here

See you soon.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Hooligan Wine Bar (Glasgow) 2021 : Review

About

Hooligan opened on Friday September 3rd, and for their menu dishes they use the best seasonal Scottish produce.

Located above The Drake on Lyndoch Street in the city’s Park Circus area, so when you go inside the Drake head on up the stairs and there you will find Hoolgan.

In addition to amazing dishes they also stock a wide selection of wines.

Inside :

Sitting inside its got a very warm and cosy vibe, you instantly feel relaxed and ready to sip a nice wine and have a lovely meal.

The Food

Tonight’s menu looked very nice, and I couldn’t wait to see and taste each dish. Unfortunately due to my nut allergy I couldn’t take the dessert but they made a lovely alternate for me.

Part of the starter was the smoked almonds, which my friend enjoyed very much.

Sourdough & focaccia, roast garlic & thyme butter, evoo

Tonight there was going to be many lovely small plates, so I was really looking forward to the food.

This was the first to arrive at the table, and I was very happy as Focaccia is a big fav of mine.

The focaccia on its own was very nice, and had that lovely flavour. The butter was really good, and just added that extra level of flavour to the focaccia.

This was a lovely first plate and one that I could have easily had more of.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Selection of charcuterie, pickled walnuts, guindilla pepper, with a selection of IJ Mellis cheeses, burnt onion chutney, crackers

I do love a nice cheese board every now and then and this when it arrived looked really nice, plus it had some meats to try to.

Every item on this board was packed with flavour, and all worked on their own or together.

The cheeses were so nice, and lovely on the crackers.

This is another dish I could easily see myself having again with a lovely glass of wine.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kombu cured monkfish, grapes, mint, dashi

I have never tried monkfish, so I didn’t know what to expect from this dish.

When it arrived this looked very interesting, and it was time to taste it.

WOW! this was a lovely taste not mega fishy, as the Kombu really was the main flavour coming over.

These were so so easy to eat, and just like the previous dishes I could easily have had lots more of this.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sweetcorn fritter, cumin, garlic, red pepper

When I saw “Sweetcorn fritters” I thought hmm ok so these will just be so so…I couldn’t have been more wrong!

These are addictive!

If nothing else on the menu catches your eye, you have to visit for this!! going by what I heard on the night I visited these were a general fav with everyone else that turned up.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Aubergine, fermented tomato, feta, sumac yoghurt, crispy flatbread

Aubergine is not something I tend to like, its something I have to be in the mood for but I am always up for trying new dishes.

This was another dish I was very surprised at, the flavours all worked very well together and the taste was really nice.

I know I sound like I am repeating myself but this is something I would have again….the flavours of dishes from Hooligans is really top class!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

King Oyster mushroom, salted baked celeriac, mushroom jus

I have a love hate relationship with mushrooms, sometimes they taste just ok sometimes not great so when this arrived I was 50/50 about trying it.

I did try it and I am glad I did, the Oyster mushroom tasted soo nice like a BBQ flavour for me.

I never thought I would say this about mushrooms but this was the nicest I have ever tasted.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bavette, hash brown, beanaise, charred shallot

I am not a big steak person, but I was willing to try this one. Lucky my friend loved steak so he was happy to finish it for the both of us.

The steak was nice, but as I said am not a fan. The hash brown was AMAZING!!! this is the best hash brown I have ever tasted and could have had loads more of them.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

and to drink – You and I Kombucha (Lime Sea Salt)

I was the designated driver tonight, so I asked for whatever soft drink they had which was this.

I have never heard of this or knew what it tasted like but said ok.

This was very refreshing and very pleasant, I even had two of these as I enjoyed them that much.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys for my invite.

I cant fault anything tonight, everything was mega tasty and I was very relaxed and enjoyed everything. I will be adding here to my top spots page.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted/Invited

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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