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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Carol Gastro Bierhaus Economat (Sinaia, Romania) : Review

Sinaia 106100
Romania

V: 2nd May 2018      T:  +40 751 219 679  W: carolpeles.ro

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


This restaurant was directly opposite where I was staying, and it was always busy so it was time to check it out.

The Food…

Main Course

Porked Knukle with cooked Cabbage 35 Lei

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This sounded interesting, and to be honest I didnt know what to expect. A Romanian friend told me I had to try this, if I ever saw it on a menu so today I did.

On arrival first thing to hit me was wow this is a massive portion, but I would have known that if I looked closer at the menu.

Time to try it…

I seperated the jelly part from the meat and started with that, this for me was a little to slimy for me so I stopped and focused on the meat.

The meat was very tender and very nice, but it did need a lot of salt (something I dont tend to add to my meals)

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 5

Overall

This was a very filling meal, but I did have to keep adding salt…would I order this again….probably not but it was nice.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

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Steak Cattle & Roll (Glasgow) : Review

321 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3HW

V: 24th August 2017      T: (0141) 258 5220   W: www.steakcattleandroll.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I had seen that Steak Cattle & Roll were opening, and followed them on all social platforms as I wanted to see what food they had to offer. When I started seeing all the posts of food milkshakes etc I knew I needed to visit.

After a while I still hadn’t visited, but I had a few chats with them on Twitter and promised I would visit…..I like to keep my promises so today I visited.

Prior to this visit I had a look at the menu, and liked a few things but Steak Cattle & Roll suggested for my first visit to start with a burger….so I did.

The Food :

Part of me today would have liked to have tried the big challenge burger, but I have been trying to loose weight and tone up since January and that would put me right back to where I started.

Looking at the menu there were many things I would like to try, but today I decided I would try 2 dishes and a milkshake.

Biscoffi Milkshake £5.00
Vanilla ice cream, cookie spread, banana chips


I love Biscoffi biscuits, so when I saw this I HAD to try this and see how it compared.

OH MY GOD!!!! this was amazing, if I didn’t have the other dishes coming I could have had at least 4 of these.

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

Cheesy Chips £4.00


I asked the waiter how cheesy these were and he replied very cheesy, so I had to give them a shot.

On arrival my first thought “thick chips” I do like them, but skinny chips all the way for me.

I tried a chip and the cheese sauce was the same sauce used on Macaroni Cheese, this is an ok cheese to use on chips but there are better cheese sauces.

For me this was ok, would I have it again probably not I would try something else.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money :  5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5

Nacho Burger £10.00

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This was the burger that stood out for me, as the nachos and description sounded good.

On arrival I was thinking “this is a big burger”

Normally I like to use both hands and bite into my burgers, but this one was to big for my mouth so I had to resort to a knife and fork.

This was a very nice and very tasty burger, but wow it was filling for me.

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

Overall :

Overall my first visit was a very filling visit, and I enjoyed what I ordered even if I didnt manage to finish the chips.

Maybe one day I will attempt a food challenge here.

I would like to go back and try the massive hot dog, or something else and a few more milkshakes so keep watching my posts.

Review Scores – 

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

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