River House (Stirling, Scotland) : Review

V: 12th January 2020


I decided to try somewhere new today and came across this place.

Looking Around

Driving up it looks so beautiful, I don’t know if this is still some Christmas decorations or these illuminated trees will be there all the time but wow look how amazing this looked.

Heading inside again the wow factor continued, this places was so nice inside and the atmosphere instantly was very relaxing.

Appetiser

Breaded Haggis Cake £6.95

Champit potatoes, turnip purée, crisp leek, whisky mustard sauce

I was going to order my go to starter then decided nah, lets order something different and this dish jumped out at me.

Visually this looked really nice on arrival, and it was a good portion size as a starter.

Taste time…

This was very good, the haggis has the consistency of a burger and everything together wow the flavours were just amazing.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Simon Howie Prime Steak Burger £12.95

Milk bun, traditional burger sauce, fries, onion ring.

Added extras : Cheddar & bacon £1.50 each

Wow this was a big portion, and the smell was amazing…time to dig in.

I am not an onion ring fan, so I left this.

The burger as a whole was very good, it was very thick and the flavours plus my little extras made it very tasty.

For me it could have used a little more sauce, but thats a personal preference.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Firstly I am very impressed with how this place look outside and inside, and how relaxed I felt inside. The menu had many options, so you should find something that tickles your tastebuds.

I really enjoyed tonights meal, and will return soon.

Review Scores –

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

Additional Details

  • Payment : Card & Cash
  • Disabled Toilets : Yes
  • Toilet Cleanliness (out of 5) : 5

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Calm Drinks – Calm CBD Infused Coffee : Review

* GIFTED *


“We specialise in Coffee and Chocolate drinks infused with CBD, helping you UPLIFT your energy…FOCUS your mind and RELAX. Life these days is too busy, too many distractions and too many devices…take a little respite, have one of our drinks and reset your natural balance. Our Calm Coffee brand is 100% vegan using only natural ingredients and flavourings, our coffee is fair trade certified and we use UK sourced lipsomal CBD for infusion.”

The coffee…

The guys over at Calm sent me a wee email asking if I would like to try some of their CBD infused coffee, I have never had anything infused with CBD (Cannabidiol) so I said yes please as its always fun to try something new.

The Gift

The guys sent me the following :

  • 2 x CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee (Americano)
  • 2 x CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee (Oat Milk Caffe Latte)
  • 1 x CBD Ground Coffee

This was loads 🙂 and now it was time to try them.

CBD-Infused Cold Brew Coffee

I decided to start with one of the Cold Brew Coffee’s and take it to work, and try it at my lunch break.

As I said before I have never tried any CBD infused anything, so this would be interesting.

I opened the can, and took a smell wow very nice a strong coffee smell and then I took a sip…

This was very nice, it tasted just like a nice cool refreshing Americano but obviously had the extra CBD benefits. I like a good strong coffee, so this was perfect for me and I enjoyed for the rest of the day.

The next day I took the Latte in to work, and chilled it for lunch.

This again was very nice to, and had a really nice flavour. For me the Americano was better, but I tend to drink my coffee’s black.

Overall I really liked these and they were perfect for on the go, or like me at work.

View Product : https://www.calmdrinks.co.uk/products/latte-americano-cbd-cold-brew-coffee

The Ground Coffee :

As you can see from the photo the front of the bag has little holes, just smelling that area wow the coffee was so so nice and I couldn’t wait to make myself a cup…or two.

I popped open the bag and BANG the smell of this coffee hit me and was amazing! I could see from the bag this was Brazilian coffee, so now I know what it was.

Now for the taste…

So as I said from above I like my coffee black, plus since I was testing this I had to have it as is for a proper review so it was a win win for me.

Again the smell was the first thing to hit me, then the taste and wow I have to say this was a REALLY good coffee I loved its flavour…..I actually had 3 cups that’s how good it was.

View Product : https://www.calmdrinks.co.uk/collections/shop/products/premium-blended-ground-cbd-coffee-250g

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the product.

I don’t know what CBD tastes like, but I do know how coffee tastes and this was good coffee. I couldn’t say if I tasted anything different, but for me it was a really nice tasting coffee in all products.

For me the winners were the Americano and the Ground Coffee, and I have been having a cup or two of the Calm Ground Coffee in the morning before going to work.

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Calm Drinks, for sending me the coffee and giving me my first experience of CBD infused coffee.

I have no issues recommending this to you so please do check them out here : www.calmdrinks.co.uk and let me know what you think if you get some coffee.


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Mezze (Glasgow) : Review

Mezze
28 Tunnel Street
Glasgow
G3 8HL

0141 204 3144
www.glasgowrotunda.com/mezze-glasgow/

V: 15th October 2019


I decided to go back to Mezze again as I was seeing a show at the SECC Hydro, and my last 3 visits to Mezze were amazing so I couldn’t wait.

I went online and placed a reservation, and after work drove here.

On arrival I was around 30 mins early, but decided to go in and see if it was OK or if I had to wait that would have been OK. I was lucky that there were a few seats available, and were seated at the tables near the booths.

I was really looking forward to this….then I saw the menu that was put out…..Street-food menu huh? where was the vast menu I had in the past? Little disappointed I thought, OK will just order a few dishes…

I kinda knew what I wanted but these options were just so so, but I thought OK lets ask what the dessert is tonight so I know how much to order or to be good and leave room. I was told tonight they only were doing one dessert, and unfortunately it contained nuts which I couldn’t take so that made my mind up.

I also asked if the Gyros came with the chips, and was told no! huh? I have had several here in the UK, Greece and Romania and chips are kinda part of it but I thought OK lets order a side of chips.

This was turning in to a hmm night….lets see how the food was.

The Food…

Pork Gyros £7.50

served with open pita, salad, tzatziki

Oh! I know its street food, but this was small and more salad than pork and definitely didn’t resemble my previous Gyros e.g here is one I had in Greece.

The Gyros I had in Greece

Nothing similar apart from the pita really. I did eat my side order of chips, which were nice, sorry no pic as I was too bummed with my Gyro.

Don’t get me wrong it was nice, but size, cost and since it didn’t fully resemble a Gyros I have had in the past it was kinda just a hmm

  • Presentation : 3
  • Flavour : 3
  • Value For Money : 2
  • Overall : 2.5

Overall :

Overall I was so excited to go back, what has happened to an amazing restaurant with amazing food? has it been taken over?

The Gyros was far too costly for what you got, and where were the chips in it?

My girlfriend and I both were so disappointed and both said where was the Mezze that we once knew and we both said we probably wont be returning.

This is the first restaurant in a while I will be removing from my top spot, sorry guys but what happened?

Final point, just because I had a bad experience tonight and because I was comparing it to my last visits don’t let this put you off. I was speaking to another couple, and it was their first time and they enjoyed it.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 3
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3
  • Value for Money: 2
  • Overall : 2.5

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Additional Details

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