Zizzi (Princes Square, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Tonight I was having dinner with a friend, then heading off to the new Vue cinema to see Rock 4 Directors cut.

The Starter

Garlic Bread £5.45
Brushed with garlic and rosemary.

On arrival this was a big portion, I was expecting something half the size.

It visually looked good, and smelled good and I was hungry so I couldnt wait to try it.

This was really lovely, the texture, taste and flavours all were perfect!

If you visit here, you have to order this!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Rigatoni Pesto Rosso £12.25
A creamy sundried tomato pesto and mascarpone sauce with spicy pulled harissa chicken.

I was going to order a pizza, but then spotted this and thought lets give it a try.

This sounded really nice, and with the spicy harissa chicken should have a nice wee kick.

The pasta was cooked perfectly, but flavour wise for me was a little bland. I didn’t get any spiciness to it even a slight kick.

Overall it was ok, but just a little bland.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Desert

When Tiramisu Met Brownie £6.85
Chocolate brownie topped with coffee sponge fingers and mascarpone cream, finished with gold balls and hot chocolate sauce.

From the description I HAD to order this, two things I like brownie and Tiramisu.

Presentation was nice, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I tried it on its own without the addition of the chocolate sauce.

It was nice but flavour wise I was getting MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu which was disappointing.

I then tried the chocolate sauce on its own and it had a slight burnt taste to it, due to it being heated up too much…but I poured it over and took a bite.

This was nice with the sauce, but still I missed the Tiramisu flavour .

On paper this sounded great, and very yumm but due to poor execution it should have been more 50/50

My Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Overall

Tonights visit was a bit of a mixed bag, I really loved my starter and my main course was nice just needed a touch more flavour.

My desert was very poor, but as you can see from the photo it is MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu…if this got fixed to 50/50 that would make a massive difference.

Overal Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Mrs Wilsons of Silloth 2021 (Silloth, Wigton) : Review

The Visit

When I was a little boy my parents and grandparents would take me different places in the caravan, and Silloth was one of those places.

Today I decided to take a random drive to see if I recognised any places, and to see what it looks like now…and grab a spot of lunch.

I didn’t do any checks to see where any cafes or restaurants were so it was just a random selection, after I parked the car I spotted this place and decided to pop in and give it a go.

The Food

Eggs Benedict Our Way £7.95
A toasted English muffin with crispy bacon, buttery scrambled eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce.

I have not had Eggs Benedict in a long time, so I thought lets try it here.

On arrival this looked very good and smelled very good.

This tasted very nice, and everything worked really well together. It was nice with scrambled egg, as it added an extra texture to the dish.

Overall it was very nice this way, and I would happily have this again.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brownie Kitkat Topped

This looked interesting so I thought why not, diet can continue tomorrow….

This was a very nice brownie, it had a nice texture to it…the KitKat was just the part you saw and wasn’t backed through it.

Overall it was nice but it was basically just a brownie.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Overall I had a lovely lunch, and very happy I found this place. The other options nearby looked just ok, so I did pick the correct place for lunch.

If you are ever passing through or visiting Silloth I recommend you stop here and check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Where :


The MB Fairy – Treat Box (Glasgow) : Review


I got gifted a box previously from The MB Fairy, and said I would order again….and I did. This time I said to surprise me as everything looked good, and I couldn’t make my mind up.

If you check out her instagram page @thembfairy you will see how good everything looks.⠀

Treat Box Contents

Now it was tasting time 🙂

Old School Cake

Cast your mind back to high school and the cakes you used to get there, this is exactly that but 100% much nicer.

I purchased a box of treats from @thembfairy as previously I got gifted some, and they were very good so I had to get more.

As I said this was just like the old school cake, but it was much nicer and super moreish!!!

Mars Bar Cake

Next from my treat box to try was the Mars Bar Cake, this looked good and I am a big fan of Mar Bars.

I cut these up and took a bite and instantly mmm I could taste the chocolate, the mars bar and the crispys…..this was a perfect bite and before I knew it the portion was finished.

This was a solid 5/5 for me⠀

Crunchie Tiffin

Next from my treat box to try was the Crunchie Tiffin , this looked good I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I took a big bite of this and I loved the texture, flavour and again wow so good. I think the flavour and texture is what made this really good to eat mmm

I could have easily had more and more of this one.⠀

Millionaires Shortbread

I am mega fussy when it comes to any kind of shortbread, caramel or millionaires etc etc why? I have always found that there is either too much base or too much topping and not enough of the middle part.

As you can see from the photos this had a good-sized middle and a nice balanced base and top, now it was time to taste.

Perfection! Everything worked really well and had a really yummy flavour! Now, this is how you make these!

A solid 5/5

Maltesers Brownie

And there’s more….⠀

This was a great selection I got from @thembfairy and now it was time to taste the Malteser Brownie.⠀

As you can see from the photos these looked really good, then again everything I got looked and tasted good so now time to dig in.⠀

This was very nice, its exactly as how you would expect it to taste and like the others mega moreish.⠀

Overall :

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

This really hit my sweet tooth more than once, and was amazing from first bite to the very last crumb.

If you liked what you saw, or have a sweet tooth like me then head on over to the MB Fairys instagram page @thembfairy and send her a message for an order or two.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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