Charcoals Indian Restaurant – Take Away (Glasgow) : Review

Take Away: 28th May 2020


I have tried during lockdown to do more cooking at home rather than take away, but more recently I have had that urge for a few restaurants food that I have visited.

Charcoals

As you may know I have been to Charcoals many times, and during my college and University years it was probably every weekend with my best friend Chris.

Since I started blogging I had to visit different restaurants, so you the reader and my tastebuds get a little variety.

A while ago a few friends visited Charcoals and thought it was at that point just so so, then a few other friends said the same……..so I visited to see what they were talking about as they loved here as much as me.

At that point the food was still good, but was missing the old Charcoals flavour I knew……BUT that has all changed due to this takeaway.

Starter

Aloo Chana Poori £4.95

Aloo Chana Poori

This was actually my fiancee’s starter but due to the amount we ordered we decided to share everything, so we could try everything.

This was very nice, there was a nice subtle kick from the spices and the flavours were booming.

This was a good choice, and a good dish to start with.

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

Vegetable Pakora £3.25

Vegetable Pakora

I am getting addicted to vegetable pakora, and the dips so I had to get some tonight.

The batter was crispy and the flavours were spot on, and with the little dip you get with it mmmmm so so so so good.

Just typing this review and I can taste this again…..

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

Chicken Pakora £3.95

Chicken Pakora

This smelled good and we were very happy with our presentation….now time to taste.

mmmm this is what I am talking about, the batter just crispy, the chicken tender and the flavour mmmm every bite was so good.

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

Popadoms £0.75

Popadoms

We couldnt order an Indian take away without getting these.

mmm perfect! crispy and a nice flavour.

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

Main Course :

Yup we were still hungry for more, and if the mains were as good as our starters we were in for a really good treat.

Peshwari Nan £3.50

Peshwari Nan

For those that dont know me I have a sweet tooth, and the Peshwari Nan is my fan nan. I have had many of these from different restaurants and its always either a hit or mis….. and this one today was a perfect hit!

The nan was nice and soft, and the flavour was not overpowering or too much in the background it was perfect!

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

Butter Chicken £9.95 (excluding rice)

butter chicken

I used to be a Korma guy, don’t get me wrong I still am but more recently Butter chicken has been getting ordered more and more. (I have even tried making it a home)

The chicken was mega tender, the sauce had a really nice flavour and a very very subtle kick which made a really good mouthful.

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

Chicken Biryani £11.95

My fiancee ordered this for her main, but as I said at the start we were trying everything.

I never order these types of dishes, as I like my Kormas etc but I was really pleasantly surprised at how nice this was.

The sauce had a kick, and worked well with the rice and the chicken.

I am glad I tried it and enjoyed it, but I will stick with my normal choices.

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

Overall :

CHARCOALS IS BACK!!!!

This was the old Charcoals I remembered, everything packed with flavour and so so good!

We had so much left over from the dinner, we had the remainder for lunch the next day and again it tasted so good.

The food was fresh, tasty, nice spices, nice kicks etc and I am looking forward to ordering or visiting Charcoals again.

I am happy to say Charcoals is now back on my Top Spot page!

Review Scores –

  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 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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Kebabish Grill (Glasgow) : Review

Kebabish Grill
323-325 Victoria Road
Glasgow G42 7SA

V: 1st August 2019. T: 0141 424 1879. W: www.kebabishgrill.co.uk


Hey guys so after the great re-launch party for Kebabish Grill (see my post here) I had to go back, but I didn’t book or call ahead I just went and hoped I could get a table.

Lucky when I arrived there were a few left, so I was shown to my seat and guess what it was the same table and same seat as last time.

I wanted to see how the food was when it wasn’t an invite, I always try and do that with everywhere I get invited to that way I know how the food really is.

The Food…

I decided I was having at least two courses and one of my fav drinks a Mango Lussi, so it was time to order and see how the food was tonight.

Starter

Mixed Pakora £6.95

How good does this look, and it smelled very nice.

Each type of Pakora was very nice and this was a BIG portion, I enjoyed every mouthful and everything was cooked perfectly.

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

Main Course

Butter Chicken £11.95
succulent pieces of chicken cooked in Kebabish traditional creamy sauce.

I have had butter chicken at other restaurants before, so I had to try it here.

Visually if I compare the other butter chicken had a more yellow sauce, where this was more orange in colour….now it was time to dig in.

Ohhh now this had a really nice flavour, very different to the others I have had but mmmm yeah really nice. The chicken pieces where very tender, and the combination of rice, sauce and chicken was perfect.

I will definitely be having this again, but next visit I will try something else.

I forgot to take down the cost of the rice sorry, bad blogger I know

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

Drink

Mango Lussi (Jug) £7.95

Tonight I came with my best friend Chris, and he is also a Mango Lussi fan so we decided to go for the jug.

This was very nice, smooth and had a nice mango flavour…..to be honest I could have probably had the whole jug to myself as I really like Mango Lussi 🙂

Overall

Tonight I came back and was not disappointed, the food was just as nice as the launch event.

I even tried some from my friends plate and his was also packed with flavour, so I am definable coming back for more.

Guys I am highly recommending Kebabish Grill, please do check it out!

Review Scores –

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


Additional Details

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