Brunch at Partick Duck Club (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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27 Hyndland Street
Glasgow G11 5

V: 17th December 2017      T:  0141 334 9909  W: www.partickduckclub.co.uk

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


Until today I had never really heard much about here, and today I was meeting Emma Eats and Weekends with Wendy for brunch.

Unfortunately Wendy couldn’t make it due to unforeseen circumstances, so it was just me and Emma.

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This place is a little off the main street that people would walk on, so it is so easy to miss which is a shame as it’s a really nice.

As you can see from the above photo its very nice inside, and has a really nice and relaxing atmosphere.

The Food…

homemade cheesy beano, spiced red pepper sauce, yoghurt & herbs £8.25

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I have not had a cheese beano in many many years, so when I saw this I had to have it.

This sounded like an interesting take on the beano, so when it arrived and looked as good as you can see in the photo I was hoping it would taste just as good.

This was very very very good, it brought back memories from childhood when I had a beano plus the peppers added that extra flavour.

I would highly recommend this.

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

Flourless Chocolate Cake, creme fraiche £4.50

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After the beano I was very full, but hey there is no harm in looking at the desert menu right? well yeah…as I ordered the chocolate cake….greedy me

I have a sweet tooth and when I saw this it sounded interesting, flourless? how different could this taste….

This was the best chocolate cake I have had, it was sweet, and very soft and very very moreish!!!! yes I could have easily had another but I didn’t want to be too much of a pig today….more so since it was brunch.

If you love chocolate cake take a trip to here and try it! you will not be disappointed.

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

Overall

I am very glad that Emma recommended here, as this is a little gem that is hidden.

As you would expect by the name “Duck Club” duck does show up a lot on the menu, but there are other dishes to if you are not a big fan.

I look forward to going back and trying more dishes and having more chocolate cake mmmm I am drooling already!

See you soon.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 5

Caffe Monza (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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381 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow
G11 6BA, UK

V: 18th November 2017      T:  0141 339 8972

Child Friendly: Yes     Accepts: Cash & Card


To be honest with you I only came across this place, about 1 week prior to tonights visit as I was out walking and passed it and instantly added to my list.

I actually went in for dinner, but this is not a dinner place its more an Italian Cafe for snacks cake and coffee. On that note this place was good, as I wasn’t too hungry tonight so a snack was perfect.

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The Food…

Soup £2.00 and Focaccia £4.50

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I am not normally a soup fan, but today I thought lets have a soup (my family would be shocked to read this). It was tomato soup and was the perfect size as I still had the focaccia to eat.

The focaccia was very very tasty, the flavours were nice and worked really well.

For me this was a perfect combo for a light snack and I would have it again.

Portion Size : 5 (For a snack)
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3

Toffee Fudge Cake £3.00 & Cappuccino (Large) £2.60

I asked the staff for a recommendation for the cake as I said I wanted something very sweet, so this cake was recommended.

This was very sweet and a perfect recommendation, so I would like to thank Carin and I cant wait to have this again.

The cappuccino was very good and worked well with this cake.

Overall

Tonight was a very nice visit, I am glad I found this little cafe as it was the perfect spot for what I needed.

If you haven’t visited here yet and fancy a nice Italian snack, do check them out.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5


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My Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary at the Glasgow Blysthwood Hotel

Event Date : Saturday 11th February 2017

Not many people these days stay married, not many people these days get married.

It’s a rare thing these days to hear anyone married for more then 50 years, most people tend to just be life long partners but what matters most is that you love the person you are with.

The good parts and the bad parts, this is true love not caring about the past just caring about the present and your future with them.

My Grandparents were 60 years married, and 60 years still happy not may can say this.

Tonight was the celebration event for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary, and it was being held at the Glasgow Blysthwood Square Hotel.

Website : www.blythswoodsquare.com/partner/glasgow-blythswood-square/

11 Blythswood Square
Glasgow G2 4AD

On arrival the event room was empty as I got here early, so it was a good time to get some good photos.

The cake was really lovely and elegantly decorated, we also had really pretty balloons.

The company used was Cloud Nine Cake Centre

Website : www.cloudninecakecentre.co.uk

At Cloud Nine Cake Centre we specialise in celebration cakes and everything you need to make your own if you prefer! We can create something amazing for your wedding or party and we supply cake decorating supplies to businesses and schools all over the country.

The room was decorated very nicely, there were anniversary balloons around the room. There was a nice white dance floor, which you can rent from the Hotel for any special occasion.

I took a video which is on my Instagram feel free to check it out : VIEW

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As everyone turned up we all waited in the lower bar area, where a Saxophone player was playing in the background.

His name was Andy Weaver he was very good and the music created a nice welcoming atmosphere. Please check him out on his Facebook page below.

Facebook : facebook.com/andy.weaver.37

Once everyone had arrived we all went to our tables.

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As you saw from the above photos and video, and the one above this text the table settings were really nice and very elegant. Everyone commented on this, and how lovely the room was.

Tonights table setting were done by the company Bespoke Touches

Website : www.bespoketouches.co.uk

We understand how important it is to create the right atmosphere at your venue and to achieve this we offer a range of bespoke wedding and event services tailored to your needs and wishes.
We can provide a full venue styling package including chair covers, centrepieces, accessories and favours or provide the finishing touch you need to complete your special day.

We deliver a stunning setting suitable for any occasion. with our experience, contacts and high quality products we ensure that your event remains firmly in the minds of friends, family and guests for years to come.

A little thought can go a long way… with a little thought and a lot of planning any venue can take on a vibrant, beautiful almost magical appearance.

Since I am a food blogger I couldn’t not take photos of the food tonight.

We were given a menu which to be honest I didn’t really get a change to study, as I was busy chatting with people.

I made a quick decision when ordering but it was a good one.

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Starter :

Smooth chicken liver parfait, toasted brioche, Onion chutney and rocket

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I am a big fan of Pate and this was full of flavour, having it on the brioche just set it off and was really good.

Again anywhere you go and order Pate they never give you enough whatever to spread it on, you always get a larger amount of Pate then the toast etc….I really wish I knew why they did this.

Main :

Seared supreme of Chicken with chive mashed potato, leek fondue, fine beans with shallots, Cherry tomatoes and red wine sauce

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For me this was the only option on the menu that sounded ok, the other option I wasn’t really a fan of so this was my fall back.

I am glad it was a fall back, the chicken was cooked really nice.

The leek fondue was my favourite as what ever they did to it, it was a really nice flavour and I could have had more.

Dessert :

Vanilla panna cotta , mango and kiwi salsa, passionfruit syrup and Chantilly cream

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There is always room for dessert.

This was very light, very easy to eat and had a nice flavour.

To finish we had a coffee or tea.

Through the meal and a little after the mean singer Henrick Solera.

Henrick Solera Facebook : www.facebook.com/henricksolera/
Twitter : @henricksolera
Website : www.rickysolera.com

I have now met Henrick a few times, as he has been at most of the events we have held at the Blysthwood Hotel.

My little cousin Danielle also sang a song with him, again a proud cousin here as thats something I couldn’t do even if I could sing in tune. Its only a short clip as the full video is 3mins long, and Instagram limit size.

Video : Watch

The evening went very well, and my grandparents had a lovely time.

This was a special moment for all the family, my grandparents and friends. Again I would like to wish them a Happy Anniversary

xxx