Ranjit’s Kitchen (West End, Glasgow): Review

607 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 2AD

V: 23rd December 2018.    T:  0141 423 8222.    W: www.ranjitskitchen.com


This is an area I have not really explored yet, so I decided to take a look at some restaurant names and find something I would like to try.

Ranjit’s Kitchen was the first to jump out at me, so I had a quick look at the menu the night before to give me a head start on arrival.

Looking Around

On entry Ranjit’s Kitchen, it was very bright, warm and had a nice cosy feel.

We were welcomed and shown to a table, inside doesn’t have many seats and you can’t book in advance so you may need to wait for a table.

img_5895

The Food…

Looking around everyone was enjoying the food, and it smelled very good….so I couldn’t wait for my dinner to arrive.

Starter

Daal of the Day £3.95
Panjabi lentils or Panjabi curry in a large bowl, served with 2 rotis

img_5897

I am not a soup person of any kind really, but it was cold today and I thought why not let’s try it and see what it’s like.

So as you can see from the photo above, that was today’s Daal.

For me this was just ok, I knew to start/ordering this I might not like it but I thought I would give it a try….as I said it was ok for me.

Would I order this again? not really but that’s a personal preference.

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

Main Course

Ranjit’s special pakora £3.95
Made with a mix of cauliflower, spinach, onions, potatoes and spices in gramflour batter served with chutney

img_5898

This is one of my favourites anytime I get an Indian, so I was looking forward to this dish.

This was really nice and mega fresh!

The flavours were really nice and light, and the batter was perfect so thin but had a nice crisp to it.

Tonight I could have easily had another batch of this!!

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

Mango Lassi £1.95
a cooling yoghurt based drink

img_5896

This is my MUST HAVE Indian drink, every time I go to an Indian restaurant I always have to order this.

For me this was just so so, it wasn’t sweet like I have had it in many other places but it was nice.

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

Sweets

Now, this is the part I always like as I have a sweet tooth, so now it was time to try some Indian sweets.

Ladoo £2
a handmade ball-shaped traditional sweet made with gramflour and sugary syrup.

img_5902

I have never had these so I didn’t know what to expect…

These were very nice!! I liked the texture, the flavour and everything about them!

Can’t wait to have these again!

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

Barfi £2
a smooth fudge like sweet, made with milk, sugar and cream

img_5901

This was recommended by a member of staff tonight, so I ordered them to see if it was a good recommendation or not.

Again mmmm so good I don’t know what I liked better Ladoo or this.

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

Snowflake Gulab Jamun £2.50
dough balls fried and soaked in sweet syrup and then rolled in delicate coconut flakes.

img_5900

I am a big fan of Gulub Jamen and don’t have it as much as I would like so I had to order it tonight along with the rest of the sweets.

So this was an interesting take on Gulub Jamen with the coconut flakes….presentation looked nice and the taste was ok.

Personally, I prefer the original way where they are warm and soaked in syrup….but that’s just me and my sweet tooth talking.

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

Overall

Tonight I had a really nice time, I enjoyed the food and more so the sweets!!!

I can’t wait to go back to try more dishes and have the sweets again.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

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

Additional Details

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

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Absurd Bird (Glasgow) : Review

3 Stock Exchange
Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G2 1QY

V: 20th December 2018      T:  +44 141 378 5001  W: www.absurdbird.com

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


I have been to Absurb a few times and every time I always enjoy the atmosphere, and more importantly the food.

It was time to go back again…

The Food…

Starter

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burger £9.95
Double chicken, buffalo sauce, mayo, salad, tomato, blue cheese, carrot & celery slaw

IMG_5813

The description sounded mega good, so I had to order this!

On arrival, this is a big boy, so it was time to take a bite!…..well let’s just say my mouth wasn’t big enough so I had to resort to a knife and fork.

This was very good, full of flavours with every mouthful and just so good!

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

Overall

Yip, that’s all I had! are you shocked?

Short review and all I can say is I really enjoyed this burger, and would definitely have it again.

Review Scores – 

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

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Beer Me Now: My Craft Beer Subscription Box 2 Review

IMG_8765

WOOOHOO another delivery and finally I have finished all the beers, so its time for a short review of this box.

Firstly a big shout out for great service and online, BeerMeNow has always replied to my posts, tweets etc which I think is great as it shows they care by taking time to be social.

I won’t go into full detail like I have with my previous Beer Me Now Review, I will keep this short and sweet.

Just like last time I didn’t drink them in any particular order, to be honest, whatever was closest to grab that night next to me.

The beers were all nice in there own way, some I liked more than others some not so much as maybe too hoppy for me or too citrusy.

My top 3 beers from this months box are :

Its great finding new beer companies, and trying all the different beers. I did notice I liked the one from Mad Squirrel last time, so this is one brewery I will keeping a watch on.

Another one on my watch list is Tiny Rebel, that was an interesting beer.

Overall :

Like I said in my first review and in this one, the service is great, they are mega social which is a massive plus as that’s what people like to see these days.

The beers are a great mix, and I can’t wait for my third box.

Check these guys out: www.beermenow.com

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have used Beer Me Now or have done in the past. I want to hear from you so let’s have a wee chat 🙂