Manjaros (Glasgow, Springfield Quay) : Review

V: 15th February 2019


** This review was typed up before lock down! Please check with the restaurant if it is open or doing home delivery, and if they are check them out! **

I have followed Manjaros for a while now on Instagram, and tonight it was time to finally check them out.

Looking Around

Inside is very nice, it has a nice relaxing feel and look. The one thing inside that stood out for me was the lights, they are super funky.

The Food

I have never been here but have seen their photos on their instagram page, so I couldn’t wait to check them out.

Appetiser

Toasted Nachos £3.50

Nachos topped with jalapenos with melted mozzarella cheese and salsa.

I had to have a starter and the Nachos stood out for me.

On arrival this looked very nice, so it was time to dig in.

This was very nice, and a good sized starter lucky I shared this with my fiancee as the main portion was big.

As I said it was a nice starter, but if it was layered better this would have been perfect.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Main Course :

There was so many dishes I wanted to try, so I opted for something completely different to what I would normally order.

Chrispy Chicken Wrap £7.95

Boneless southern fried crispy chicken served with iceberg lettuce and cool mayo.

This looked very tasty on arrival and after the quick picture I dug in.

The wrap was very good, and the flavour was very nice.

The chips were a different story…

So this is a big personal preference, there was nothing wrong with the chips but I 1000% prefer skinny chips….yip am that person but yeah they were nice but skinny chips with this would have been perfect.

There was a sauce on the table that I fell in love with, and it worked AMAZING with this dish.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 4

Drink :

Mango Lassi (Glass) £2.50

I love a good Mango Lassi and I had to try it out tonight…..was it good? yes it was really good 🙂 mmmmm

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

Visit Overall :

Looking around I saw that all the dishes here were a great portion size, and I have to completely agree with that.

The food here was very good, the only issues were just a personal preference.

I also tried some Chicken Parmesan from my fiancee as it was too big a portion for her and WOW this was really good!!!

And i LOVED!!!! that sauce!!!

I will definitely be going back as I really enjoyed their food.

Review Scores –

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

Additional Details

  • Payment : Card & Cash
  • Halal : Yes

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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Sugar Dumplin Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

Opening Times

  • Mon – Wed: 12.00pm – 10.00pm 
  • Thurs – Sat: 12.00pm – 12.00pm 
  • Sun: 12.00pm – 8.00pm

W: www.sugardumplin.co.uk
T : 0141 248 2255

Visit Date : Friday 30th December 2016

Finally I am back at Sugar Dumplin for some food, and I brought some friends to see and try the place. So why have I not been back for food you ask? Well, just there are so many places in Glasgow to try and on my list….But I do come here for cocktails so it balances out I think.

Sugar Dumpling is a home from home for me, myself and my best friend have been regulars nearly every single weeks since it opened. The staff (even though its changed) know us by our first name, and are always very welcoming.

We hired a shack for the evening, which was perfect for all of us.

Starter :

Jerk Ribs £5.95 (GF)
Jerk ribs covered in irie sauce topped with sliced chilli and spring onion

Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Jerk Chicken
Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Jerk Chicken

So far for me there are two places that do really good ribs in Glasgow (yes I know I’ve still lots to try but at this point in time). The first is here and the second is Nippon Kitchen.

These ribs were cooked perfect, the meat just slide off the bone and it was tender and really full of flavour.

If you visit this is a must to have as your starter.

Flavour (out of 5) :  5

Main :

Curry Goat £11.95 (GF)
Slow cooked, curry goat off the bone with mixed pepper, potato and Carrots

 

Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Curry Goat
Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Curry Goat

For me the rice part was a little lacking in flavour, yes I could have added some sauce but it was the first time trying this so I thought I would take it as its made.

The goat well that was a different story it was full of flavour, very tender and just broke up in my mouth.

Flavour (out of 5) :  4

After and well during the meal we had some drinks and cocktails, but the main part after the meal was shots.

The shots we had  :

  • Cafe Patron Tequila
  • Tequila

You may be shocked to read this but the only time I have had tequila is mixed in a cocktail, and never on its own so this was the first time trying it. I didn’t use any salt or lime, which I know you should as I didn’t actually mind the taste and it was smooth to drink.

The Cafe Patron Tequila now this was am talking about, this was  coffee flavoured Tequila and yes its meant as a shot but you can easily have it as a sipping drink. First time trying this, and also won’t be my last as I liked it a lot.

Visit Overall :

Overall just like anytime I have been in I had a really nice meal, and felt very relaxed. Everyone I was with also enjoyed the food, and we had a very nice evening.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes and taste : 4.5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
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Sugar Dumplin (Glasgow) : Review

Review Date : 29 July 2016 (but been many many times)

It’s about time I can hear some of you saying, as I have been going to Sugar Dumplin many many many many times.

Sugar Dumplin opened last year in Glasgow Princes Square, and located on the top floor where Mings the Chinese restaurant used to be. To be honest it wasn’t a shock that Mings closed, as more recently to the end the quality of the food was really bad.

I had seen on Twitter that a new restaurant was opening in Glasgow, but didnt know where and then I saw more promotions for Sugar Dumplin.

I tried to get in on the opening day, but we were turned away as it was an invite only event. That didn’t stop me, and went back and managed to get in.

Since last year till now there has been a change in a lot of staff members, not for any bad reasons all just wanted a change, moved away etc. The staff at the Glasgow Sugar Dumplin are all really nice and friendly, even the kitchen staff and manager. You can go in and relax and know that you will have good service, and if you need anything you can just ask.

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As I have said I have been going a lot for either meals or cocktails or both, and due to that all staff know me by first name and have a chat with me which is really nice as it adds to all over feel and charm of the place.

Food wise Sugar Dumplin is different to what you can currently get in Glasgow, and its also full of flavour due to all the spices used. Check out the website to see the menu online, and take a read at the descriptions.

Cocktails in Sugar Dumplin for me are the best in Glasgow, the cost and also the measures they use are perfect. My friend Chris has tried nearly every cocktail on the menu, where as I have stuck with a few that really grabbed me and loved. Here are my four favourites in Sugar Dumplin and recommend you give them a try if you come here.

  • Short Skirt
  • Pornstar Martini
  • Amaretto Sour
  • Espresso Martini

More recently Sugar Dumplin have started doing a Rum Club once every month, I have attended three and at each event there has been a different representative from different rum companies and its been fun and educational plus Sugar have been nice enough to put on some free food.

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Please do check them out, if your unsure keep checking your local deal websites as they sometimes put up deals and that would be a perfect way for you to try them out.

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