Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 12th December 2020


Today was the first day back for all restaurants after the tier here was lowered, which was great for all of the shops restaurants etc

I booked a table and already knew what I would be ordering.

Todays Order

I wanted to try 2 dishes I had never had here before, and thats exactly what I did.

Remember to check out either my previous blogs posts or my VLOGs on Swadish, as Swadish is one of my top places to eat.

My Drink

A Swadish Christmas Mocktail

Unfortunately I cant remember how much this is, but when I find out I will update this post. I also wont say what was in this as it means you have to go and try it!

I will tell you one part…it did have cinnamon in it and wow this was a really tasty mocktail.

When you visit you have to ask for one of these…or two.

The Food

Coconut Broth Mussels £7.50
Scottish Mussels, Green Curried Broth, Spiced Bread.

Mussels are one of those dishes that they are either done really bad or really good, there is never an in-between and thats with either just salt and vinegar or a lovely sauce.

On arrival the presentation was really good, and they smelled as good as they looked.

I dug right in….

These were cooked to perfection and the broth had a lovely flavour, there was no need for extra salt or anything it was really good!!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Delhi’s Butter Chicken £13.00
Tender Chicken in rich and silky Tomato Sauce, Brown Onions, Dried Fenugreek, Garam Masala

When I was with my ex this year we followed one of Ajay’s recipes for this, and it turned out very good so today I thought I would order it and see how it was.

How good does this look? now it was tasting time.

This was very creamy, tender chicken and a really really good flavour. I would easily have this again….but next visit I will try something different again 🙂

Was it as good as the one my ex and I made? well that info I will never tell :p

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

dessert

Warm Gulab Jamun £6.00
A sweet spongy balls made of milk, Topped with Berry Compote

I love Gulab Jamun, and its a fav for me to always end my meal on….well thats if there is still room for a dessert.

How good does this look, and with the ice cream and compote? hmmm never tried it with that before so this would be interesting.

WOW this really worked well!!! I could have easily had another 2 helpings of this!

Cant wait to have this again on my next visit.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

I am happy to hear all the restaurants are open again, and Swadish as I have never had a bad meal or experience any time I have visited.

Do check them out and also check out their Swadish Heat and Eat

Review Scores –

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

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Dads Birthday Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (Edinburgh) : Review

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

V: 5th September 2020


Wanted to post this a while ago, but had a few priority things to post so finally here it is.

The past week I have had bad news followed by more bad news, and this same week it was my dads birthday….just all bad timing.

We booked this ages ago, as the last time we were here we loved it and thought my dad would like it to….and we couldn’t wait to go back.

The afternoon tea was served in “Peacock Alley” which has a great atmosphere for Afternoon Tea, catchups or even private meetings.

Menu

To save me typing it up, here is the pic

How good does this sound? just reading it made my mouth water.

The Afternoon Tea

As you saw from the above photo, it sounded amazing! and we all couldnt wait till it came out.

As you can see the presentation was really good.

The food from start to finish was perfect! it was the perfect amount and everything was very very tasty.

The best part which I really love is they gave clotted cream with the scones, this is the only way scones jam and cream should be served……top marks here!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Another amazing visit, and my dad really enjoyed it.

I cant fault this in anyway, everything was fresh tasty and the whole time spent there was so relaxing.

The staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive.

If you havent tried here for Afternoon Tea, you have to check it out as I promise you that you wont be disappointed.

Review Scores –

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

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Chilli Flames (Halal) (Livingston) : Review

INVITE


I got invited to their preview weekend to come and try some of their dishes, and I couldn’t wait as I had a wee peek at the menu and what I saw all sounded and looked really good.⠀

About

With over 12 locations throughout the UK in cities like Leicester, Derby, Cardiff, Bolton and Stirling, Chilli Flames are delighted to announce their newest location in the town of Livingston. Chili Flames prides itself on serving freshly prepared flame-grilled peri peri chicken, mouthwatering burgers and indulgent wraps.

Chilli Flames are all about flavour! We have worked hard to create a secret range of marinades and sauces that cover all of our chicken. Our chicken is always fresh and never frozen. That is why we believe that we serve the tastiest and freshest grilled chicken to our customers.

First Impressions

On entering the place has a great look and colour scheme, for me, it felt very warm funky and modern and I was very relaxed the whole time I was there.

I was told they would get a few things ready so I could sample a few dishes, which was great as that meant I get to show you the dishes and tell you my thoughts plus you get to see what they do 🙂

The Food

LOADED NACHOS

CRISPY NACHOS WITH CHICKEN, SALSA, SOUR CREAM, JALAPEÑO, AND TOPPED WITH CHEESE.

On arrival these instantly caught my eye, and my mouth started to water.

Now it was time to dig in.

WOW the flavours were amazing, the chicken was mega tender, and every mouthful was packed with flavour and I can say this was finished.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : N/A
  • Overall : 5

FLAMES WRAP

I took one bite and mmm again the flavours just exploded in my mouth, everything was perfect and again the chicken in this was mega tender.

This was very nice, and I could have easily had another it was so good.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : N/A
  • Overall : 5

Chilli Cheese Nuggets

When I sat down I saw these advertised on the table, I was so glad that they came with todays meal.

These were amazing!!!! You could easily just keep eating and eating and eating these….so addictive and the flavour was great as they had a slight kick which was perfect for me.

If you visit here please order these as you will not be disappointed and here is a wee tip….if your going with someone order two as you will not want to share these 🙂

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : N/A
  • Overall : 5

Hummous & Funky Naan Sticks

At first I wondered what these sticks were, but they are like a squashed naan which was 100% perfect to eat the hummous.

The hummous was really nice, and also had a wee sauce on top which added to the flavour.

Very addictive!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : N/A
  • Overall : 5

And More…

Yes there was more there was some fries which were very nice, and they were perfectly crispy. There was also a burger which again packed with flavour, and super tender and some Chicken Wings which I actually took home.

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys here for todays invite and all the food.

I had a great time, I felt very relaxed, the food was packed with flavour, some I could have easily had again and again as they were super addictive.

I cant fault anything today, staff, food and the whole visit was flawless.

Guys you need to check them out!!!

Review Scores –

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

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