Brodies (Moffat, Scotland) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Today I took a drive down to York for the day, and on the way back I stopped here for my dinner.

I have never been here before, but I have heard good things so I was looking forward to my meal.

The Food

I wanted to have a main and then see what they do for deserts.

Sweetcorn Aranchini £13.95
butternut squash puree

This caught my attention as I am a big fan of Aranchini, so I had to order it and see how it was.

Presentation was really good, and instantly stood out for me.

Each item on its own was really tasty, and the arancini was very very nice. Combining a mix of items for one bite elevated everything and it was extremely delicious.

Highly recommended if you visit.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Indian Spiced Crème Brulee £6.25
orange & polenta biscuit

I have not had creme brulee for a long time, so I thought lets have it tonight…plus the Indian spiced part sounded nice.

The polenta buiscuit was very nice, and had a lovely flavour. The crème brulee had a really nice top and crunch, and flavour was mega moreish.

I will be honest though….I couldn’t taste any Indian spices to me it just tasted like a standard crème brulee…..but a really good one!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Tonight I had a lovely meal, the flavours were perfect and presentation was amazing.

I am going to ad here to my top spots to visit.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Western Club Restaurant (Glasgow): Review

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Western Club Restaurant
32 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AB

V: 18th April 2018. T: 0141 248 2214. W: www.theclubrestaurant.co.uk


The guys over at The Western Club Restaurant kindly invited me over to dine with them, I had never been here before so I accepted and added to my calendar.

On arrival I got a little confused as to when I walked up to the door, I saw a doorbell….at first I thought maybe they don’t open till later so I waited. After maybe 5mins someone exited and spoke to me…and then shown me to the restaurant.

Basically, the top floor is a private members club, and they like to have the door secure so this cleared things up for me…..so my next visit I will just ring the bell upon arrival.

Looking Around

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Once I entered I went up to the first floor and entered the restaurant.

Wow, this place is very nice, as you can see from the above photo it has a very smart but relaxing look to it….and since it’s situated on the first floor if you get a window seat you can see Royal Exchange Square.

The Food…

I was given a menu to choose what I wanted, so it was decision time…..here’s what I choose.

Starter

Chicken liver parfait, Arran oaties and red onion chutney
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I am a big fan of this dish as my starter, and as you know if you follow my posts when I have this I am mega fussy….why? well, normally you get lots of parfait and not enough to put it on….was this the case?

To be honest it was but! yes, there’s a but I just added extra to the oaties and then ate some salad with it. I didn’t mind as it was a very good parfait and I enjoyed it very much.

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

Main Course

Risotto of sun blushed tomatoes & spring onion, parmesan crisps, pea shoots
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Risotto is my second favourite Italian dish after Carbonara, so I had to try it here and see how the chef did it.

This was very nice, and not very heavy which was good as some times you can feel very bloated and too full after it in some places.

The parmesan crisp was very nice, and very moreish and worked perfectly with the dish.

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

Desert

Rasberry Crème Brulee
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I love Crème Brulee so I had to have this option, plus the raspberry part sounded interesting.

This was really good and so good I could have easily had more, and the little biscuits just melted in your mouth.

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

Overall

Firstly I would like to thank the Western Club for my invite.

Tonight I had a really nice and relaxing meal and will go back to try a few other dishes and some of their cocktails.

If you’re looking for a nice dining experience please do check here out.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4.5
  • Value for Money: n/a
  • Overall : 4.5

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 let’s have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: No as its more for an adult dining experience
  • Payment : Cash & Card

 

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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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