Cosmo (Silverburn, Glasgow): Review

Cosmo
Ground Floor
Silverburn Shopping Centre
Barrhead Road
Glasgow
G53 6AG

V: 9th July 2019. T: 0141 880 6880. W: www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk


The guys over at Cosmo sent me an invite to come and have a meal at their Silverburn Restaurant, and I accepted and set a date.

To be honest I have never heard of a restaurant called Cosmo at Silverburn, so I had to do some research.

If you know Silverburn, Cosmo is situated at the Cinema end but just outside…this explains why I have never seen it, as normally the cinema is as far as I usually go.

Looking Around

On entering Cosmo is very very nice inside, it has a very modern, clean and nice design/look to it so I was very impressed as most buffets I have been to are just so so in style.

I took a walk around all the areas to start with, and could see they catered for many tastes and styles and the food smells were really good.

The Food…

I had to let my stomach and eyes do the talking tonight, and I had to try a lot of food so I was lucky I was very hungry.

Starter

So I selected different items so I could see how most of the starters tasted, yup there was lots more to try but I didn’t want to fill myself up and not be able to eat my main and sweets.

Firstly yup as you can see my presentation sucks, but hey its a buffet and its my plate so I didn’t mind…

I tried everything on this plate and can honestly say, it was very good, everything well cooked and full of flavour.

Presentation : n/a
Portion Size : n/a
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : n/a

Main Course

So now it was on to the mains…

I tried different rices, curries and even sweet n sour chicken.

Just like my starters this was really nice and very well cooked, if I was being very fussy the Sweet n Sour Chicken which is a big fav had a slight vinegar hint to it which it really shouldn’t….so I wouldn’t have this again due to that but apart from that everything else was really good.

Presentation : n/a
Portion Size : n/a
Flavour : 4
Value for Money : n/a

Desert

I was getting very full at this point, but there is always space for some sweets…

There was many to choose from so I opted for the above, and mmmm I loved every mouth-full.

The one part I didn’t try was the chocolate fountain, but I will try that on my next visit.

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Cosmo, for tonights invite and the meal. Secondly as always my review above is 100% my own thoughts, and has not be influenced just because I was invited.

Tonight I learned of a very nice buffet, that if I hadn’t had the invite I would never have known was there.

For me from start to end I enjoyed all the food, and found it very fresh and full of flavour which is hard to find at most buffets as they tend to loose the flavour by sitting out for ages.

Value for money I cant comment on that as tonight was free for me, but quality of food was very good and I will go back when I feel like a buffet when I visit Silverburn.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: N/A
  • Overall : 4

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Disabled Toilets : Yes

Scotland for Haiti 2 Glasgow Event

Event Date : Sunday 27th November

Location : Sugar Dumplin in Glasgow

Event Description : 

Come and celebrate 50 years of Barbados Independence with us in our second fundraiser for Haiti, this time at Sugar Dumplin restaurant in Glasgow. Enjoy a welcome cocktail courtesy of Clayton’s Kola Tonic and Caribbean buffet from Sugar Dumplin. 

Talk from historian and genealogist Selena Carty from Black Poppy Rose for stories of the contribution of Caribbean servicemen and women to Britain in times of war. 

Poetry from Lesley Traynor of Women Poets with Fierce Words

LIVE music from Afrobeats singer Levis Albano and Afro-Jazz fusion duet Ladies of Midnight Blue

Party on with DJ Marshal Telisman, the king of Glasgow party nights, for the best selections of soca, dancehall and reggae…

Enter our raffle to win great prizes and buy something from the special menu for a chance to win a week’s stay for two at Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, Barbados. 

All profits from tickets and raffle going to support community organisations in Haiti.

Tonight I attended the charity fundraiser Scotland for Haiti 2, this was being held at the Glasgow Caribbean restaurant Sugar Dumplin. On arriving we were welcomed to Sugar Dumplin and given a welcome cocktail. The cocktail is called a Jamestone 2 Tonic and was courtesy of Clayton’s Kola Tonic, this is how its made :

  • 1 part rum
  • 1 part Kola Tonic
  • 1 part Falernum
  • Soda and lime

This is a very nice cocktail and I will be ordering this again.

Once I got my welcome drink I looked for a table, I wanted something near where the performances were so I could try and get some good photos and videos and to get a good view.

The DJ for the night was already setting up and started playing some tunes, while we waited for everyone else to turn up. I really liked the tunes he played and was happy that it wasn’t loud that you needed to shout over it.

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Everyone was ready and it was time for the event to offically start.

Edinburgh Caribbean Association Twitter : twitter.com/edincarib

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A Lisa Williams from The Edinburgh Caribbean Association got up and welcomed us to the event, and what we were to expect from the evening. Lisa’s welcome speaks started with its now 50 years that Barbados has been independent, and how this event and others are continuing to support Haiti and a brief talk about Haiti.

Lisa then introduced us to the first guest speaker Selena Carty.

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Selena Carty Twitter : twitter.com/SelenaCarty

Black Poppy Roses Website : www.blackpoppyrose.org

Before tonight I didn’t know any of the names that were going to be speaking or performing.

Selena Carty is a Historian and founder from Black Poppy Rose on British West Indies Regiment in WW1.

WHY A BLACKPOPPYROSE?
TO REMEMBER THE LEGACIES THAT BEFALL EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.
THE BLACKPOPPYROSE IS A SYMBOL TO NOT ONLY HIGHLIGHT BUT HONOUR AND REMEMBER THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO VARIOUS WARS SINCE THE 16TH CENTURY BY THE AFRICAN/BLACK/CARIBBEAN/PACIFIC ISLANDERS COMMUNITIES.

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What Selena was telling us was very emotional, powerful and very educational. If you ever get a chance to see her and to listen to her do take the time.

Next was some touching and funny poetry from Lesley Traynor, from Woman Poets with Fierce words.

Twitter : twitter.com/LATraynor

Lesley told us a little about herself and let us hear a few poems, one was even about a family member and one which was my favourite from the night was called “Big Bad WolF”.

I am not really into poetry but I did enjoy listening to Lesley, and by going to this event I got to try something I wouldn’t normally have gone to see.

Now its was time to get some food from the buffet, I just took a small sample of everything. I have to say I have been to Sugar Dumplin before but whatever glaze they used tonight on the chicken wings wow it was amazing!!!

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The next act to go up was Chief Kofi Amu Master Drummer who was from Ghana, and he was also going to do poetry for us.

This type of poetry again was new to me, and different to Lesley’s. Chief Kofi was very entertaining, and even got some audience participation with everyone going “mmmmm” a lot….you had to be there.

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The next act was my favourite part of the event, it was very entertaining and great to listen to. The act that ended the night were called Ladies of Midnight Blue. Ladies of Midnight Blue are an Afro-Jazz Fusion brass/drums and vocals act.

Twitter : twitter.com/LadiesofMBlue

Ladies of Midnight Blue’s performance was entertaining, amazing to watch and listen to but also since they are so energetic on the drums you feel tired just watching them. For me I would love to see them perform again, so I will be keeping an eye out for when they are back in Glasgow.

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Near the close of the night there was a charity raffle, where you could win goodie bags with random items e.g Jam, sugar etc all from Barbados. I was lucky to win a bag, which contained several booklets on Barbados and also some “Hot Hot” sauce which I will use at some point.

Overall I had a really good night, it was educational and entertaining. I learned about black history, different styles of poetry and got to experience Afro-Jazz for the first time. Everyone around me also really enjoyed the night, as there were lots of smiles, laughs and dancing.