Swadish (Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th December 2019


I visited Swadish not long after it opened, as Ajay the owner and chef sent me an invite. That night was really good, as I loved everything I ordered and said I would be back.

I always keep my word if I say I will be back, sometimes it may be sooner than expected and sometimes longer due to my busy schedule.

Tonight I went back with my best friend Chris, and we both had an amazing night.

Here is what I had and thought.

The Food

Ajay said when I return I should try the fish, so tonight I had to try a fish dish.

I went in only wanting to have one dish, but when I looked at the starters I had to try something…so my one dish became two.

Starter

Sweet Potato Chaat £5.50 (Vegan)
Spinach, Fritter, Pomegranate, Coriander, Tamarind, Sweet Yoghurt, Pomegranate Reduction.

I wanted to try a few starters but after thinking what one to select, I left to a quick random selection.

This was a really good starter for me, as it was very light, nice flavours and didn’t leave me too full which meant I had space for my main.

All the ingredients worked perfectly together.

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

Main Course :

Punjabi Spiced Salmon £15.00
Tandoor roasted Scottish Salmon, Masala Potatoes, Tomato and Fenugreek Sauce, Raita.

Wow this was a big portion, and the smell was amazing…time to dig in.

mmmmmm that sums up every single mouthful.

The salmon was cooked perfectly and worked with the sauces and Masala potatoes! everything on the plate and every mouthful was perfect.

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

Desert :

Ajay came out and we had a wee chat, and it was nice to see him and have a chat again. He offered us a wee desert on the house, and you know me for my sweet tooth I couldn’t say no.

Melt In Love (tonight free thanks to Ajay, normally £7.50)
Ginger Chocolate Sphere with Chocolate Brownie, White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Hazelnut Crumbs. Hot Caramel Sauce, Dehydrated Raspberries.

Firstly when this arrived this looked very nice, then when the sauce got poured over it oh it was another treat for the eyes. (will be shown in the vlog)

This was very sweet but so so good, the chocolate with the mousse and the caramel sauce oh so so good!!! this just like the other dishes was perfect! full of flavour, and all the ingredients worked amazing together.

This was heaven for me and my sweet tooth.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Just like my first time this was a flawless visit, service, staff, and the food!

The review, photos and Vlog don’t do this justice, you have to visit here as its perfection!

Swadish is my new favourite Indian restaurant.

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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Yen Oriental Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

28 Tunnel Street
Glasgow G3 8HL

V: 13th July 2018      T:  0141 847 0110    W: glasgowrotunda.com/yen/

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


I spotted that Yen did an “all you can eat” Sushi night which cost around £18 per person (excluding drinks) so I thought lets try it as I love Sushi.

I have never been here so this was my first time, and on entering its very nice inside.

The waitress tried to explain how it works, but still I was a little confused and just crossed many boxes. When she saw it, she then explained again which made sense…so….

You get 7 rounds to order food (not really all you can eat, but you should be full by at least round 4 or 5).

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I only managed 2 rounds, but the first was a big one as I got a lot.

The Food…

This was a lot of Sushi and very very filling, the last part for me Maki I didnt really enjoy that much but I did really like the hot food and the Nigiri.

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

Overall

Overall I cant really fault here, was it value for money….for me no but if you get more Sushi then yes it is!!!

The sushi was all very fresh, and very tasty so if you love a lot of sushi then check out the unlimited sushi nights at Yen.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 4

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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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