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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Mezzidakia (Glasgow) : Review

73 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF

V: 17th March 2018      T:  0141 221 0202  W:mezzidakia.com

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


I had heard about the opening of this a good few months prior to officially opening, and it sounded like it would be a good one to try so I added it to my list to visit.

After many weeks I finally took a visit….

Last week (At time of typing this) I had heard from someone that they visited, and liked it but found it MEGA costly but I always listen but wait till I visit and make my own mind up.

Mezzidakia is the sister restaurant to Chakoo Bombay Cafe and Topolabamba, both I like so I couldn’t wait to try the food here.

On entering the inside has a very funky design, visually it is closer to Chakoo than Topolabamba.

 

The Food…

Its tapas style so you have to order a few dishes….well you don’t have to but that’s recommended.

I didn’t really know what to order, so I asked the waitress tonight to recommend some of the more popular dishes so I decided to try them.

Dishes

Feta Saganaki (V) £5.95
Greek feta in filo pastry, chilli honey and sesame seeds

This was a really nice dish, one that I can’t fault in any way as it was full of flavour and really nice.

The pasty was just crisp enough, and then you had the feta taste and was just perfect.

This was one that the waitress recommended tonight, so a big thanks to her for this as I would have this again.

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

Biftekia Gemista £5.50
Greek herbed burgers with warm feta filling, tzatziki

Again another really nice tasty dish, but they were very small in size (yup I know tapas small dishes but maybe a little bigger would have been better….for me anyway).

The burgers worked well with the sauce and own their own, really nice flavours.

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

Greek Skinny Fries £1.95

Really good chips!!! just the way I like then skinny and a nice flavour!!!!

These were gone very fast!!

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

Overall

This is a hard one, to sum up, the service was very good! the staff very friendly!

The food was very very tasty!!, but the cost of the dishes…….for me maybe just a little too costly for the size of portions. My girlfriend got the Moussaka and it was very small, but again mega tasty!

I know of another two restaurants that are similar style of food, and the portion sizes are bigger and about the same cost. If here did an order 3 dishes for £13 that would be perfect, but for me anyway the cost of some dishes are maybe £1 or £2 too much.

As I said the food here is very very nice, so please do pop in and try here.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 4

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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