La Bonne Auberge Afternoon Tea (Glasgow) : Review

Visit Date : Sunday 19th June 2016

This was a special day for me, as my gran was 83 and my mum and I wanted to treat her to an afternoon tea as part of her birthday gifts.

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I have been to La Bonne Auberge a few times now for Afternoon Tea and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and the staff are very pleasant and dressed very smart which adds to the atmosphere.

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I have always felt very relaxed here, and also never rushed like the staff are desperate to get the table back.

The waiter this day was very helpful and very friendly, which for me is always a plus as it makes your day that bit better.

For me La Bonne Auberge is in my top 3 afternoon tea places, it is between the Corinthian and here and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys trying Afternoon Tea.

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As you can see from the photo, you get a good selection of sandwiches and cakes and lots of tea and coffee.

If you like afternoon tea then please check it out.

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Rishis Indian Aroma Restaurant (Review) : Review

Visit Date : Saturday 18th June 2016

Currently before trying here there was one Indian restaurant in Glasgow that I would recommend (Not tried them all yet, but a good amount). Rishi’s is now on my list as I really enjoyed it.

This visit was a special visit as it was an early birthday dinner for my friend, and Rishi’s was also recommended by our Indian friends as they found it very close to the way it should be.

Normally when I go out I stick to ordering the same things, but now I am trying different items and thats what I did here.

Starter :

There was a lot on the menu for my starter that I would have tried but I opted for the Methu Vadai.

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Methu Vadai : Fried doughnuts made of urid dal, ginger, onion, curry leaves & green chilly with a soft centre & crunchy exterior, served with special chutneys & Sambar*

These were nice, and I am glad I tried them. After you have had one, the sauces are needed to add a little more flavour but this could just me and my sweet tooth. One of my friends ordered the Dosa which looked really nice, and I tried a little and I would try this next time.

Chicken Chettinad with Coconut rice : A spicy Chettinad preparation, combining Ground coconut, curry leaves, fennel and seasame seeds. (spicy)

I was worried about ordering this since it said “spicy” as I am ok with just spicy and no more, and my normal dish is a korma. I found this very nice, and yes it was spicy but it wasn’t over powering I lost all sensation.

Would I order this again…not sure as there was just a taste in it i wasn’t sure off, but now since I am doing more blogging I would try something else and review that.

Dessert :

Gulab Jamun : Fried dough soaked in sugar syrup.

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This is my favourite to order anytime I go to an Indian restaurant, it’s a shame that you only get two balls as I could easy eat double that as its too nice….more so if you have a sweet tooth like me.

Overall :

There were 5 of us this day, and I was pleasantly shocked at the cost of the bill as I found them to very very reasonably priced. Normally what we paid for 5 is what I pay when its just 2.

If you like Indian food, and have not tried here please do as my first visit I was very impressed and will be going back.

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Patisserie Valerie Afternoon Tea (Glasgow) : Review

Visit Date : June 20 2016

Afternoon tea used to be a big thing, then it seem to die off. Now its back with a vengeance and more popular than ever. Nearly every restaurant offers it at some point, and 99% of the time they are fully booked.

I have tried several places in Glasgow for afternoon tea and there are only a small amount that give you good value for money and make you feel nice and relaxed. You would be surprised to learn that two of the big popular places and fancy hotels/restaurants might not be in my list….but thats for another review.

Patisserie Valerie is one of currently 3 places in Glasgow that I think gives you good value for money, makes you feel welcomes and also relaxed.

The selection is always very good in here, and also the service. Also unlike a lot of other places you do get normal sized sandwich slices rather than tiny finger sandwiches. The staff are always very pleasant and very helpful and this is every time I have been here and not just a one off.

The price for afternoon tea is at a good price, and as I said its really good value for the money. Do keep watching sites like Groupon and LivingSocial as Patisserie Valerie do some times put deals on and they are not to be missed.

Patisserie Valerie is one of the three I would highly recommend if you want to have afternoon tea in Glasgow, keep watching my posts for the next review or feel free to contact me and ask.

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