Dockyard Social : Re-Launch Event (Glasgow)

Last night (23rd August 2019) I visited the Dockyard Social situated at 95-107 Haugh Rd, Glasgow G3 8TY.

Dockyard Social is a new street food and bar hub near Finnieston, close to the SECC, Hydro and the West End.

Check out my video to see what its like and what I got up to.


website : www.dockyardsocial.com

VIP Chefs Table : Cathedral House Hotel & The Exchange Event

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

V: 11th July 2019


When I got this invite I had to accept, as it sounded amazing.

First everyone who was coming would meet at the Cathedral House Hotel for canapés and fizz, then we would be taken to The Exchange at Greenock where we would meet the owners and chef and be treated to a feast.

First Stop

The meeting point was at Glasgow Cathedral House, to be honest I have known there was something here but never been inside I have either driven past or walked past, so tonight I would finally get to see whats inside.

Looking Around

On entering its not what I expected, it was very nicely decorated and this was just the bar / eating area.

We were welcomed with a glass of fizz which was really nice.

While waiting for everyone to arrive, the guys here started to bring out the canapés.

As you can see from the above photos everything looked good, but did it taste good? I can honestly it tasted VERY good!

Everything was perfectly cooked, and full of really nice flavours. My favourite was the risotto, it was MEGA moreish for me.

A big thanks to everyone tonight and compliments to the chefs, as the food was very very very good.

This is a little hidden gem that most people tend to just pass, but its really lovely inside and has an events area you can hire and some rooms in case you want to spend the night.

For those of you who like a beer garden, well this place has one for those few days of sun Glasgow is treated to a year.

Guys do pop in if passing, you wont be disapointed.

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com

On to Greenock…

We got in to a coach and headed to the second destination which was located at Greenock, now I have not been here since I was a little boy so it would be nice to see it again.

Arrived…

On pulling up to the Exchange it looked interesting, so it was time to go in and see what it was like.

Looking Around

On entering I was very very impressed, the place looked very modern, stylish and had that homely feel to it.

Tonight we were going to have a meet and greet with the owners and chef, plus get to try a few items from the menu…well it was actually more than a few as you will see.

The Food

WOW first impression was this looked good, smelled good and more important I hope I have another hole on my belt 🙂

As you can see from the many photos above, the Exchange really really spoiled us tonight!

The first dish I tried was the Stornoway black pudding spring rolls, and this was and a massive mmm and I could have easily had everyones.

The desert which I always look forward to as I have a sweet tooth, when it was placed on the table I instantly knew I had to try the little cup.

This is heaven in a cup and was so good, I actually had 3 (bad me I know) to be honest I could have probably had 5 but I was so full from the amount of food I stopped myself at 3.

The food here guys was really good! I honestly thought I was sitting in a nice restaurant in town, and here I was in Greenock…who would have thought here would have an amazing restaurant and its not that far a drive from Glasgow.

I think I can say from everyone that attended tonight the only complaint we all had was our stomachs weren’t big enough for everything.

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to both locations for tonight, you really spoiled us and compliments to the chefs at both the Cathedral House and Exchange.

I am adding both locations to my top spots, as I felt both locations were very nice, homely and the food at both was a solid 10/10 and am sure everyone who was at this event would 100% agree.

Guys if your looking for two new places to visit, please check both of these locations out I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

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Innis & Gunn NEW Brewery Taproom : Event (Glasgow, West End)

tap room

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom
44 Ashton Lane
Glasgow G12 8SJ

V: 20th June 2019. T: 0141 334 6688. W: www.innisandgunn.com


I have been to Innis & Gunn on Ashton Lane a few times, for food, drinks or both so when I got an email for an invite to their Tap Room launch I had to accept.

I have been getting in to the beer scene in a big way this year, so I was very excited to see what they have done to the place as its been a while since my last visit.

Official Opening : 21 June 2019

Looking Around

When I entered I instantly noticed a massive!! difference!! the place looked so much more modern from the last time and had a very good vibe tonight.

They have created a new Scottish soul food menu, and £5 before five lunch menus which is really good. It also has its own brew room which will be used for tastings, so this again is going to be very cool and I am sure attract a lot of people.

I actually learned tonight and its bad saying this, as it shows how much attention I payed when I visited my last times…..there are several floors in here! yip tonight I learned its not just a ground floor place, there are a few above….shame on me.

The second floor was more for eating, and again just like downstairs it had a very modern look and a really nice feel to it.

The top floor is the cocktail area, which just like the other floors has a very nice modern look.

As I said I never really knew that there were more floors here, so I cant comment on the changes made to them.

Overall

Firstly thank you for my invite tonight guys 🙂

I had a great night tonight, and really loved what changes has been made and the feel and look of each floor.

Looking around at everyone when I stopped at each level, everyone was enjoying looking around, having a nibble and having some beer.

Some little food nibbles were passed around the whole night, and the ones that I sampled were really good so I aim to go back for some food and a beer at some point.

If you have been here before or fancy checking out the new Tap Room do take a visit, you will see many good beers and have a great night.

Official Opening : 21st June 2019


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