Gloriosa (Glasgow, West End) 2021 : Review

The Visit

When I stayed in the West End I knew this place under a different name, and then it changed and I added here to my list to visit. During my time at the West End and due to lockdown etc I didn’t get to visit.

Tonight I arranged to meet a good friend, and go for dinner here.

Inside looks much brighter and more minimalistic and nicer than the previous look.

The Food

I had no idea what to order so I went with my gut feeling and just picked two dishes.

Starter : Burrata, Swish Chard, Lemon & Olive Oil £10

On arrival this was very Instagramable, just look how nice this looks.

Now it was time to taste and see if it tasted as good as it looked.

I tried the swish chard on its own and it was perfect, the flavour with the pepper was amazing.

I then tried it with everything else, and the lemon and olive oil combined with it WOW this was really very very good and one I would have again on my next visit.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main : Casarecce, rocket & pine nut pesto £12

This was another random selection, more so due to the pesto as I love pesto.

On arrival this smelled really good, and visually looked good to.

The pasta was cooked perfectly, and the pesto was very nice and it worked very well together.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

I had a really good night tonight, the food was good and so was the company.

I am glad I finally got to check this place out, as it was a great night and they do really tasty food.

If your in the West End check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Mezze (Glasgow) : Review

28 Tunnel Street
G3 8HL

0141 204 3144

V: 15th October 2019

I decided to go back to Mezze again as I was seeing a show at the SECC Hydro, and my last 3 visits to Mezze were amazing so I couldn’t wait.

I went online and placed a reservation, and after work drove here.

On arrival I was around 30 mins early, but decided to go in and see if it was OK or if I had to wait that would have been OK. I was lucky that there were a few seats available, and were seated at the tables near the booths.

I was really looking forward to this….then I saw the menu that was put out…..Street-food menu huh? where was the vast menu I had in the past? Little disappointed I thought, OK will just order a few dishes…

I kinda knew what I wanted but these options were just so so, but I thought OK lets ask what the dessert is tonight so I know how much to order or to be good and leave room. I was told tonight they only were doing one dessert, and unfortunately it contained nuts which I couldn’t take so that made my mind up.

I also asked if the Gyros came with the chips, and was told no! huh? I have had several here in the UK, Greece and Romania and chips are kinda part of it but I thought OK lets order a side of chips.

This was turning in to a hmm night….lets see how the food was.

The Food…

Pork Gyros £7.50

served with open pita, salad, tzatziki

Oh! I know its street food, but this was small and more salad than pork and definitely didn’t resemble my previous Gyros e.g here is one I had in Greece.

The Gyros I had in Greece

Nothing similar apart from the pita really. I did eat my side order of chips, which were nice, sorry no pic as I was too bummed with my Gyro.

Don’t get me wrong it was nice, but size, cost and since it didn’t fully resemble a Gyros I have had in the past it was kinda just a hmm

  • Presentation : 3
  • Flavour : 3
  • Value For Money : 2
  • Overall : 2.5

Overall :

Overall I was so excited to go back, what has happened to an amazing restaurant with amazing food? has it been taken over?

The Gyros was far too costly for what you got, and where were the chips in it?

My girlfriend and I both were so disappointed and both said where was the Mezze that we once knew and we both said we probably wont be returning.

This is the first restaurant in a while I will be removing from my top spot, sorry guys but what happened?

Final point, just because I had a bad experience tonight and because I was comparing it to my last visits don’t let this put you off. I was speaking to another couple, and it was their first time and they enjoyed it.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 3
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3
  • Value for Money: 2
  • Overall : 2.5

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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Meze Meze Authentic Turkish & Persian (Glasgow, West End) : Review

Meze Meze
1032 Argyle Street
G3 8LX

0141 572 0232

V: 15th November 2019

Tonight I needed a little walk first before dinner, as I wasn’t super hungry so I took a wee walk along Argyle Street.

I had heard of a place called Meze Meze opening in the West End and followed them on Instagram, but I didn’t pay attention to where and when…..and guess what I found it and it was just recently opened.

Looking Around

Inside its very nice, on the right side as you enter that is where the food is prepared and cooked and on the left is the tables.

I had no idea what to have tonight, so I thought randomly select something and see what its like.

Main Dish

Yaprak Donner £9.50
A famous Turkish dish 100% pure lamb donner served with fresh green salad

I took my first bite and WOW this was very tasty, perfectly cooked and could be super addictive.

This is all I had this night as I wasn’t mega hungry, but I could have easily had a second one.

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

Visit Overall :

I was very impressed with tonights food, and the staff were very friendly.

I didnt feel too full, or bloated after this I felt full enough which is good as I hate walking out of places feeling too stuffed.

I am aiming to return to try a few more dishes, so watch this space.

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

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