Taverna Gorgona (Greece) : Review

5047 48 AVE
LADNER, B.C.
V4K 1W1

V: 29th September 2018      T:  604.946.9111  W: www.tavernagorgona.com

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


Today I visited this area of Crete, as I like to travel and see places when I go on holiday.

I passed here walking to some sights and a guy came out to try and pull us in, but I wasn’t hungry at that point so I said maybe later (he probably thought I was just saying that).

After taking in more sights my stomach told me its time for some food, so I decided to keep my word and head back.

The sea view from this location was very nice and added to the relaxing atmosphere.

Since I was here I wanted to try something different, as I always go for burgers so I went with the Calamari.

The Food…

Starter

CALAMARI 13.95

crispy squid seasoned with spices, fresh dill and onions served with tzatziki

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On arrival, this was a good sized portion, so I was happy as I was very hungry.

As you can see from the photo, you have your tentacles and your more traditional rings of calamari.

Perfection! the tentacles and the rings were cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. The flavour was good from the batter, and with some extra mayo.

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

Overall

Overall I have no complaints, the view and the food was really good.

As I drank my nice cold beer and looked out at the sea I was very relaxed.

If I visited again I would come back here.

Review Scores – 

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

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Rogano Cafe (Glasgow) : Review

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11 Exchange Place
Glasgow G1 3AN
UK

V: 18 September 2017      T:  0141 248 4055  W: www,roganoglasgow.com

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


I have always walked past this place for many years, I have been told by a few people that the food was very good but for some reason I have never visited.

I spotted a recent voucher on Itison for two mains, so I thought ok lets go try and see what its like.

The cafe part of this restaurant is situated downstairs, it has a very traditional look and feel. Even though you are now underground, it has a feel of daylight the way the lighting has been set up.

The Food…

Duck Liver Pate £6.00
with orange jelly and garlic crossinis

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On arrival this looked very good, and one of my BIG issues with Pate at any restaurant is you get loads of pate but not a enough of whatever they give you to put it on…so this looked like it could be enough.

This was very nice, everything worked perfectly together and there was just enough to spread the pate on….maybe one more crostini would have been better.

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

Pan fried Loch Fyne Salmon £n/a as voucher (normally £13.75)
with pomme anna, steamed cabbage and wild mushroom, pea and bacon fricassee

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I am not a fish person to start with, but the other options on the menu didn’t really grab me so I opted for this as I like salmon.

Presentation looked very good, and now time to taste.

This was very tasty all the flavours worked well with the fish and I really enjoyed it. Portion size was perfect as it was very filling. The salmon was cooked perfectly and not too dry.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : n/a

Crème Brulee £5.75
with seasonal berries

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This was very very nice, shame it was in a small dish I could have had this in one twice the size.

This for me was the best part of tonights meal.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 4.5

Overall

Overall my first visit was a nice one, for me personally without a voucher its a little costly.

Rogano has always been very well known, so I am guessing you are paying for the name.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 3
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4

 

Old Saltys (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Old Saltys (WestEnd, Glasgow) : Outside

337 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8UQ

V: 12th May 2017      T:  0141 334 3334    W: www.oldsaltys.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


This is my second visit to Old Salty’s, see here for the previous review.

This visit I decided that I had to try the Marconi Cheese, as I had seen several bloggers and reviews that its really good.

Again just like last time on entering we were greeted and shown to out table.

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The Food :

Macaroni Cheese (CLASSIC) £ 8.00

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On arrival instantly I was hit was an amazing smell, that made my mouth water.

This looked very very nice, and I liked that it did come with chips. So it was time to dig in and see what I thought about it.

This was really good for Macaroni Cheese, it was perfectly cooked and the cheese flavour was not overpowering.

The chips were freshly made and just like the last time, really tasty and worked well with this dish.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Overall :

For me I cant really fault this visit, I had a good meal for what it was. The taste was good, and I felt full after it.

I got talking to the waitress tonight and asked her about the pizzas, so I have added Old Salty’s back on my list to visit so I can try the Pizza.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5