La Laterna (West End, Glasgow):​ Review

447 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH

V:  28th October 2018  T: 0141 334 0686  W: lalanternawestend.co.uk

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


If you have been following my blog, you will know I was recently (at the time of writing this) at La Laterna’s 1st Birthday event and we got to try some dishes from the new tapas menu.

Tonight I was going to see Mario Biondi at Oran Mor, so to keep the Italian theme I visited here to try the same tapas again

The Food…

(V) Arancini Arrabbiata £4.95
Crispy fried balls of rice with sweet pepper & mozzarella with chilli dip 

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I had these on the birthday night and loved these so I had to have them again.

Just like the other night, these were so mmmm if you have never tried these I highly recommend these!! amazing flavour and extremely moreish!

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

Calamari Fritti £5.95
Crispy fried calamari with garlic mayonnaise

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As I always say these can either be bad or nicely done just depends on how the chef does them.

Tonight these were good, not chewy and had a very nice flavour and the added dip gave it that extra punch.

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

(V) Panzerotti Biano & Rosso £4.95
Crispy fried pizza parcel filled with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes

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These were another fav from the birthday night, so I thought let’s try them again and see if I still like them.

Yip! they were very mmmm

Just think of a very small calzoni pizza, and this is what you have but due to its size, it’s bursting with flavour.

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

Overall

Not disappointed one bit tonight, and so glad to try the tapas again.

If you like Italian and only fancy small dishes, then do pop into La Laterna…but please do call ahead and book as they are always busy.

Review Scores – 

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

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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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Celinos (West End, Glasgow) : Review

235 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6AB, UK

V: 16th September 2018      T:  0141 341 0311.     W: www.celinos.com

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


I have visited here before and really had a nice time with nice food…but the one thing I never really tried was a few of their pizza’s so tonight was time to try one.

The Food…

Pizza

Pancetta e Mozzarella £11.00
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Normally I have a tomato based pizza but this sounded nice, and something different to my normal pizzas.

I was very surprised how nice this was, the flavours were really good but the pesto just set it off for me.

The base was nice and thin, and flavours really good I am very glad I tried this.

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

Overall

Again another nice evening here and enjoyed the pizza, next time I will try another pizza 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

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