La Laterna 1 Year Birthday Party : Event Review

447 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH

T:  0141 334 0686  W:

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

The guys at La Laterna were lovely to invite me to their 1-year birthday party, and I couldn’t miss this as I love Italian food and it sounded fun.

I have been here several times but only ever done one review (you can view it here).

For me, up until last time, it was just so-so, and my last visit was nice. Don’t get me wrong, I am not sure why I felt this way but it was just how I felt so I was looking forward to going back and trying the food again.

Tonight we were told there would be food to sample, tapas style which was in keeping with the new menu and some cocktails plus music….this sounded like a fun night.



Inside is very cosy, it’s not the biggest restaurant but has a really nice atmosphere.

The Food

The food was served up in a buffet style which was perfect for tonight’s party, that way everyone could help themselves to what they wanted and how much

I was told tonight that here was changing their menu to be Italian Tapas, which I think is a good idea as its becoming a very popular trend.

They brought out round 1 of the food, so I headed up and took a little of everything.

Round 2

Round 3 & 4

Round 4


As you can see everyone tonight was spoiled, and very very well fed.

The food tonight some will be found on the new menu, and some were just for tonight. Due to this, I will tell you the ones I liked from the above.

I narrowed it down to my top 5 from tonight.

The first looked like a small calzone, and it basically was and the flavour was so so good!!! so good I had to have 3 🙂 Next was Arancini and WOW so so good again!! the flavours were perfect and again I was a little greedy and had 3 🙂

The pasta came out near the end and it was worth the wait, there were three types I only sampled two. One was a meatball pasta and one was a crab/prawn pasta, both the flavours were perfect and very very moreish.

Overall :

I am very impressed with everything tonight, and more so the food! The last few times I have been here I enjoyed the food but thought it was just ok…..tonight really changed my mind and can’t wait to come back to try more of the new menu.

I am very happy I got this invite and could be part of the celebration with everyone tonight, congratulations to everyone and thanks again 🙂

See you soon!!

Grazie mille

The Bothy (West End) : Review



11 Ruthven Lane,
Glasgow West End
G12 9BG


Visit Date : 8th April 2017

This was a treat for my birthday, and also a first time for me visiting here. Since my girlfriend was paying for this, I wont comment on the costs.

I had a look at the menu online before coming, so I had a rough idea of a few things I wanted to order.

6oz Beef Burger
Smoked Mull Of Kintyre, Maple Cured Bacon, Baby Gem Lettuce Gherkin & Caper Slaw, With Bothy Burger Sauce & Chunky Chips.


The presentation of the burger was nice, and the smell was good so I was looking forward to this as I haven’t had a burger in a while.

The burger was very nice, flavours were good and it was very filling. The chips were nice and fresh, normally I prefer the thin chips but I enjoyed these today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall I enjoyed my visit, the staff were very attentive and very pleasant. What I did like due to its Scottish theme, the staff all wore kilts this was a nice touch.

Food wise it was very nice, and the atmosphere was good.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : N/A as dinner was paid for me
  • Overall : 5

La Bonne Auberge Glasgow : Afternoon Tea 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.


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.


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.


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.