Patisserie Valerie Afternoon Tea (Glasgow)  : Review

Visit Date : June 20 2016

Afternoon tea used to be a big thing, but then it seem to die off. Now it’s 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 is only a small amount that gives you good value for money and makes 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 on my list….but that’s 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 welcome, and also relaxed.

The selection is always very good 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 is 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 a good price, and as I said it’s really good value for the money. Do keep watching sites like Groupon and LivingSocial as Patisserie Valerie does sometimes 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.

Afternoon Tea

Lunch at the Waldorf Astoria (Edinburgh) : Review


Visit Date: 13 June 2016

I like to take a trip to Edinburgh so when I visited it was about lunchtime, and to be honest I never really know of any good places to go to.

Normally I wouldn’t have gone over to the Waldorf as it gets a costly name, but I thought I wonder what the cost of lunches would be.

When I got close to the Waldorf I saw a menu on the outside of the building, and wow very costly even for simple dishes but then again it’s a fancy place so the more costly the prices. I was about to leave when I thought let’s take a look inside, just in case they had a lunch menu or something similar.

I am very glad I did as inside they have a very nice bar/lounge/lunch area, this is very nice and very posh but when I sat down I found it very nice and relaxing.

For lunch, I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap, as you can see it’s very nicely presented and it was very very tasty. It was filling enough for a nice lunch, and when I do go back and I will be I will order it again.

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

This is just a short review as when I go back I will take more photos, and try a few other items.

If you are in Edinburgh do check here out and just go inside and enjoy a nice lunch.

Obu Pan Asian (Glasgow) : Review

Unit 52,48 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor Princes Square
Glasgow G1 3JN

Obu Pan Asian is open:

Monday to Friday : 10am to 12pm
Saturday to Sunday : 12am to late

T: 0141 221 7400
W :

Visit Date : Sunday 5th June

Obu Pan Asian is a new kid to the Glasgow restaurant block. It’s located in Princess square. The menu offers choices in Thai, Japanese, and Chinese giving a nice mix of styles and tastes.

I have been to Obu probably around 5 times now….maybe more and so far I have never been disappointed.

This visit since I knew I would be blogging about it, I decided to try a few different things on the menu.

Starter :

My starter consisted of two options as currently, I am not taking anything after my main.

Pulled Pork Baos which are Light, soft Chinese steamed buns with a filling.

Pulled Pork Baos

I have ordered a Bao before but thought it was just ok, but I really liked the pulled pork Baos.

Tiger Prawn Tempura with a spicy Kimchi mayonnaise dip

Tiger Prawn Tempura

This was my first time trying this and I would order this again, my only complaint was that there were only 3 a few more would have been nice…..but then again it is a starter.

I have to admit this has been the nicest starter I have had in a long time.

Beef Bulgogi Burger

For my main, I went for the burger, as you know by my other posts or tweets my favourite place for burgers in Glasgow so far is Byron.

Beef Bulgogi Burger: 7oz beef burger marinated with ginger, soy, and sesame oil. Soft bun, kimchi mayo, and cheese.

This was again very nice, but I have still to find a burger that is better than the ones from Byron. If you are in Obu and like burgers do try it.

Overall :

Overall Obu Pan Asian, Nippon Kitchen, and the Lychee are my 3 top places in Glasgow for Asian food.

Please do check out Obu Pan Asian, when I go back I will try a few other items on the menu so keep watching for future reviews.

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