Absurd Bird (Glasgow) : Review

3 Stock Exchange
Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G2 1QY

V: 20th December 2018      T:  +44 141 378 5001  W: www.absurdbird.com

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


I have been to Absurb a few times and every time I always enjoy the atmosphere, and more importantly the food.

It was time to go back again…

The Food…

Starter

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burger £9.95
Double chicken, buffalo sauce, mayo, salad, tomato, blue cheese, carrot & celery slaw

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The description sounded mega good, so I had to order this!

On arrival, this is a big boy, so it was time to take a bite!…..well let’s just say my mouth wasn’t big enough so I had to resort to a knife and fork.

This was very good, full of flavours with every mouthful and just so good!

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

Overall

Yip, that’s all I had! are you shocked?

Short review and all I can say is I really enjoyed this burger, and would definitely have it again.

Review Scores – 

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

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Lychee Oriental (Glasgow) : Review

59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

V: 17 July 2018      T:  0141 248 2240  W: www.lycheeoriental.co.uk

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


Back at my favourite Chinese restaurant, tonight I was treating my mum to dinner plus this was her first time here.

As always the staff, service was perfect and my mum really enjoyed it so much so she will be going back soon with my dad….and hopefully me.

I decided to shock everyone and have something different!! did I pick something different? or did I have my normal?

Read on to find out…..

The Food…

Main Course

Kung Po Chicken £12.50

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Are you shocked? yes I did order something different….but how was it?

This was very tasty, the sauce added that extra mmmm and the chicken cooked perfectly.

Portion size as always here was very good! and something I would order again…but it still doesnt beat my normal order here.

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

Review Scores – 

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

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Zest (Edinburgh) : Review

15 North Street
Andrew Street
Edinburgh, EH2 1HJ

V: 17th November 2018      T:  0131 556 5028  W: www.zest-restaurant.co.uk

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


I have never been to Edinburgh so much in one year than I have this year and guess what I am back again to review an Indian restaurant.

The guys at Zest were really nice to invite me to come and try a few dishes from their menu, which I kindly accepted and added the date to my calendar.

I took the bus from Glasgow bus station to Edinburgh this time, as the last time I took the train which is mega costly…this time the bus was £10 return which is really good…..so you have no excuse not to come to Edinburgh to try this place or the other places I have reviewed.

First Impression :

On entering I was greeted by the staff and asked where I would like to sit, I told them wherever and they showed me to a window seat so I could enjoy the view while eating.

The atmosphere tonight was very nice, as it wasn’t too busy when I went in, but gradually did get busier….plus they do have music playing in the background but at a nice level it’s not overpowering or disturbing your chats at the table.

Time to look at the menu…

As always the prices in Edinburgh are always that little bit more than Glasgow, but you are looking at about £1 to £3 max so it’s not too much more.

The menu here looked really good, and price wise good too. There were so many dishes I wanted to try, but I selected a starter and a main.

The Food…

The manager? owner? came over to the table and introduced himself and suggested rather than I order a starter and a main he would bring a sample of the starters and a few curries to try……this sounded perfect as I was a hungry boy.

Starter Sample

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Normally I can tell you what the dish name is and its cost, but since this was a sample of a few starters that is a little harder.

On the plate was: Vegetable Pakora, Chicken Pakora, Lamb and Chicken Tikka

I am not just saying this but the Vegetable and Chicken Pakora was really!!!! good! and the Lamb was so so tender it was cooked to perfection.

I am very impressed with this starter, as I was only going to select the Vegetable Pakora so it was great that I got to try more.

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

Main Course

WOW, so our table was very full of food once all this arrived.

So we were brought four dishes, and they all looked good. The above photo shows all for together, and individually so you can see them better.

Dish 1 : Matar Paneer

If you have had Saag Paneer before then this is very similar, and just as nice and so easy to eat. It was cooked perfectly and had a really nice taste.

Dish 2 : A Lamb dish (can’t remember its exact name)

Just like the starter the lamb in this curry was so so tender, again cooked to perfection and the best Lamb dish I have had!

Dish 3 : P297 Special

This is a chicken dish, and again just like the starter the chicken was perfectly cooked!

Dish 4: Salmon Country Captain

The salmon just broke up, and the flavours mmmm I am getting hungry just typing this.

And there was more…

I was also given some rice and a Pashwari Naan (my fav)

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This is my favourite naan, as I have a sweet tooth and this is a sweet naan.

The bread was nice and thin, yet just crispy enough and the filling very sweet so it was perfect for me.

I could have easily had more of this 🙂

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

Overall

Firstly I would like to thank Zest for my invite, and all the really good food.

I would also like to say as always just because I got an invite, the review you just read is 100% my own thoughts and 100% honest.

Overall I am glad I got to come to Zest, I had a really good meal and a very relaxing evening.

Zest will be another one from Edinburgh, that I will be adding to my top spots so do check them out.

Thanks guys and see you soon 🙂

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: n/a due to invite
  • Overall : 5

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