Byron Burgers (Glasgow) : Review

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100 West George Street
Glasgow, G2 1PP

V: 25th Nov 2017      T: (0141) 354 0007    W: www.byronhamburgers.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


** UPDATE : At the time of posting this, the Glasgow branch has just closed which is a BIG SHAME to as the food, milkshakes and staff were all really good. I loved the milkshakes, I really hope they re-open as there are a few burger places near and they are no way as good as here was!!!!

I have visited Byron Burgers a good few times now since it opened, and every time I have never been disappointed in any way.

More and more recently I have seen some Facebook Ads for a new Christmas Cheesy burger, and thought I like cheese, I like burgers so I need to visit and see what its like.

The Food :

Today I decided to try two dishes, these were small ones.

Cheesemas Feast £16.95 (Burger + Side + Drink)
6oz hamburger, Barber’s cheddar, Barber’s Red Leicester, Byron cheese, crispy Grana Padano, red onion, smoked tomato ketchup, Grana Padano aioli and a jug of Byron cheese sauce

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Lets start with the burger..

On arrival this looked good, and I liked how there was even more cheese in the little pot next to it.

I just went for it and poured the extra cheese on top, the smell and look was really good so I couldn’t wait to dig right in.

Firstly as soon as I picked this up I knew this was going to be one messy burger, but I didn’t care as it was very very good!!! and very messy.

The crisp Grana Padano was really nice and I could have had more of that.

Overall this was amazing and I hope they keep it on the menu, or if not have something similar to this as its really good and the cost is very good value for money.

Bacon Cheese Fries
Cheese fries topped with crispy bacon

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So I opted to have even more cheese and went for the Cheese Fries.

What can you say about fries with cheese and bacon apart from these were good 🙂 mmmm

Chocolate Milkshake (plus baileys shot)

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I LOVE the chocolate milkshakes here so couldn’t wait to order the chocolate one again, but I decided to try the one with baileys shot to see what its like.

It was ok with the shot, the chocolate milkshake on its own is much better and I have to say is the best I have ever had!!!!

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

Overall :

My return visit to Byron was a good one and a very very very cheese packed and filling visit.

Go try this before they stop it and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Review Scores – 

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

 

My First Tantrum Doughnuts Visit (West End, Glasgow)

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27 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8RD

V: 27th August 2017     W: www.tantrumdoughnuts.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


Since the start of the year, I have seen many bloggers talk about this place and its been on my list to visit for ages.

I have a mega sweet tooth, and from what I heard was these are very sweet…..perfect!

I am never in this area normally on the train or in a car passing here, but today I was as I was going of brunch at a near by restaurant.

Tantrum have two locations on this street, but one is where the doughnuts are made and the other is where they sell them.

 

The Doughnuts :

6 in a box £13.50

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What I got :

  • 2 x Chocolate Truffle
  • 1 x Candied Bacon and French Toast Glaze
  • 1 x Crème Brûlée
  • 1 x Salted Honey Glaze Brioche ring
  • 1 x Espresso Martini

Overall :

Well it took me a little time to try each one, and no before you ask I didn’t eat them all in the one sitting or one night.

The flavours of each one was very strong, and how it was described is exactly how it tasted.

I will be stopping by again to get some more, as these could easily become addictive.

See you soon Tantrum!

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Brel (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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39 Ashton Lane
Glasgow G12 8SJ
UK

V: 7th August 2017      T: (0141) 342 4966     W: www.brelbar.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


There are still lots of places in the West End of Glasgow that I have not tried, so tonight was my time to try Brel.

This was my first time here, and my first impression was this is a very nice looking place. I saw they had a beer garden, and this looked very nice and probably nicer when the sun is out.

The Food :

Tonights visit I used a recent purchase from Itison, it was a main each but I can’t comment on the cost as my girlfriend purchased this and I didn’t ask.

Food time….

1/2 Rack of BBQ baby back ribs with slaw £7.50

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I have my favourite place in town for ribs, so I thought lets see how Brel does them.

On arrival presentation was ok, the smell was very good and visually it looked very nice….now to see how they tasted.

These were very nice, the meat just slide off the bone which is the way it should be and the BBQ sauce added that extra flavour.

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

Brel’s Seafood ‘Paella’ made with pearl barley, pan fried sea trout, mussels, squid & saffron £N/A (part of the itison offer)

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This dish sounded nice, but I did fail to spot it wasn’t rice and it was using pearl barley.

Visually on arrival it looked nice, but thats when I noticed it wasn’t a normal Paella.

The fish smell wasn’t as strong as I would have liked, but I dug in and gave it a shot. For me this was just so so, I even had to add salt and pepper for me to give it that little bit of flavour (which I don’t normally do).

I personally wouldn’t order this again, as for me it was a very disappointing. I think if I had spotted it was made with pearl barley instead of rice I would have just ordered a burger or another dish.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money : n/a
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Belgian Waffle with your choice of topping (Banana, chocolate and Vanilla ice cream) £5.50

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There is always room for sweets 🙂

This sounded good on paper and looked good, but did it taste as good as it looks?

I couldn’t wait to dig in as I love chocolate and have a very sweet tooth.

So….first thing I noticed was the waffle was a little difficult to cut, maybe its pre-made and been sitting? not sure but waffles should be soft. Secondly the waffle should have been warm, it wasn’t so these two factors made what could have been a great end to the meal just so so.

These two points could be my own personal opinion, you may like your waffles done like this but for me if these got corrected it would be a really nice dish.

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

Overall :

Overall my first visit was just ok, it had its ups and its downs.

Would I go back? I will give Brel one more shot at some point as I feel it may have just been a bad selection on my part and I will order something else.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 3