Handmade Burger Company (Glasgow) : Review

78 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5UB

V: 13th April 2018      T:  0141 221 7437  W: www.handmadeburger.co.uk

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


I have always had here at the very bottom of my list, only due to hearing a massive amount of mixed reviews about the burgers. Lots said very good, and others said just meh so its always been last on my list.

I saw a deal on itison for 2 burgers for £10, and anything else you order is on top. So two burgers for £5 each…I could take a chance on that.

On entering we were greeted and taken to a table, looking around they have done inside very nice and it had a warm feeling.

The Food…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger £9.95 (Tonight £5 with offer)
Caramelised red onion relish, blue cheese, bacon, mayo and lettuce

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So if you follow my blog, I recently had a bad visit to another burger place and I had the same burger. So tonight I wanted to see if this was better, but the other places burger was just so so….

This was really good, the burger was tasty and the bacon and blue cheese worked and tasted great!

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

Cheesy Chips £4.70
Fresh cut chips topped with melted cheese

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These were nice, but I am a thin chip guy and thick chips for me are just so so….so I left about half.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Overall

Overall my first visit was good, I enjoyed the burger and saw they did many so I will go back and try a few.

Review Scores – 

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

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Mezzidakia (Glasgow) : Review

73 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF

V: 17th March 2018      T:  0141 221 0202  W:mezzidakia.com

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


I had heard about the opening of this a good few months prior to officially opening, and it sounded like it would be a good one to try so I added it to my list to visit.

After many weeks I finally took a visit….

Last week (At time of typing this) I had heard from someone that they visited, and liked it but found it MEGA costly but I always listen but wait till I visit and make my own mind up.

Mezzidakia is the sister restaurant to Chakoo Bombay Cafe and Topolabamba, both I like so I couldn’t wait to try the food here.

On entering the inside has a very funky design, visually it is closer to Chakoo than Topolabamba.

 

The Food…

Its tapas style so you have to order a few dishes….well you don’t have to but that’s recommended.

I didn’t really know what to order, so I asked the waitress tonight to recommend some of the more popular dishes so I decided to try them.

Dishes

Feta Saganaki (V) £5.95
Greek feta in filo pastry, chilli honey and sesame seeds

This was a really nice dish, one that I can’t fault in any way as it was full of flavour and really nice.

The pasty was just crisp enough, and then you had the feta taste and was just perfect.

This was one that the waitress recommended tonight, so a big thanks to her for this as I would have this again.

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

Biftekia Gemista £5.50
Greek herbed burgers with warm feta filling, tzatziki

Again another really nice tasty dish, but they were very small in size (yup I know tapas small dishes but maybe a little bigger would have been better….for me anyway).

The burgers worked well with the sauce and own their own, really nice flavours.

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

Greek Skinny Fries £1.95

Really good chips!!! just the way I like then skinny and a nice flavour!!!!

These were gone very fast!!

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

Overall

This is a hard one, to sum up, the service was very good! the staff very friendly!

The food was very very tasty!!, but the cost of the dishes…….for me maybe just a little too costly for the size of portions. My girlfriend got the Moussaka and it was very small, but again mega tasty!

I know of another two restaurants that are similar style of food, and the portion sizes are bigger and about the same cost. If here did an order 3 dishes for £13 that would be perfect, but for me anyway the cost of some dishes are maybe £1 or £2 too much.

As I said the food here is very very nice, so please do pop in and try here.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 4

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Barca (Glasgow) : Review

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor, Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 25th February 2018      T:  0141 248 6555  W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

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


The last time I was here, I tried a few things so today I was meeting a friend and gave him the option of where to eat and he selected Barca.

So today I went back to Barca…

I spotted they had a deals menu where you could get 3 dishes for a specific cost, this is perfect for me as it means I get to try 3 new dishes and the cost won’t be too expensive.

DEAL : Any 3 tapas from £12.95 per person

The Food…

Pequena Hamburguesa £N/A
Two beef sliders, toasted brioche bun, chilli jam.

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Yup I know I have had these before, but I thought will they be as good as the first time? lets try and find out.

OK, so they were very nice but the burger today wasn’t as juicy as it was last time so for me it was nice but not as nice as the last time.

I upgraded to the Manchego cheese for an extra £1, it was nice but as I said the burgers were not as juicy today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Choricitos Barca Tapas £NA
Spanish sausage, onions, peppers and red wine

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OK another dish I had last time but this is just too good not to have!!

Just like last time YUM!!!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Paella De Pescado £NA
Spanish rice dish with prawn, mussels and calamari

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Yeah this was on the menu! I even asked the guy and he explained it was a smaller size to the normal dish….so I had to try and see what it was like.

Just like the bigger version of this dish, I loved this and just be careful its very filling so if you want to order this make sure your other dishes are not going to be too heavy for you.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Overall

Another really enjoyable time at Barca, the atmosphere was good and the food from this offer menu was really good.

Next time I would probably try something else instead of the sliders now, but lets wait and see.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

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

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