Bing Soul (West End, Glasgow) : Review

90 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6NX

V: 18th February 2018      T:  0141 339 2338

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


I have passed here many times and looked at the window and thought mmmm on display is some displays of what desserts you can have and they all look so good.

I started to check out Bing Soul on Instagram, and what I saw I knew I had to 100% visit as it looked amazing!!!

So I finally did….

On entering we were seated, I opted for the window seat so I could enjoy the outside view of people watching.

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So I wanted to order something MEGA sweet, and also I was recommended to try something from a member of Bing Soul staff on Instagram so I kept my promise and ordered it….and I am so glad I did!!

What I Ordered…

Cheeky Choco Waffle

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WOW! this is what I said as it arrived.

To be honest I wasn’t sure how to start eating this, but I thought if its going to be messy so what and I just went for it.

It was amazing, packed with waffle, ice cream, cream, oreo bits soooo good perfect for my sweet tooth.

Word of warning after eating this you will be very full for the rest of the day.

I cant wait to have another.

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

And also…

Coffee

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What can you say about a coffee, hmmm well this was a really nice coffee and I would have another on my next visit.

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

Overall

I am so glad I did finally stop in at Bing Soul, this is a place I will now visit for any of my sugar fixes!

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Review Scores – 

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

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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

Cafe Nardini (Glasgow, Westend) : Review

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215 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8UD

V: 28th May 2017      T: 0141 339 2221     W: www.nardinis.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


The West End of Glasgow is slowly becoming like a second home for me, and I have passed here many times thinking hmmm

Today was a very nice and sunny day, and I thought I need some Ice Cream to help cool me down and get me in the summer mood.

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This has a very Italian cafe feel to it, and it was very busy. Lucky today I wanted to sit inside and there were a few tables free, as if we wanted to take away we would have had a very long wait as there were loads after Ice Cream.

 

The Food :

Toffee Fudge Ice Cream

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I love Italian Ice Cream and tend to have loads when I go to Italy, as it always tastes better then the stuff you get over here so I was really looking forward to trying this.

On arrival this looked so good, so a quick photo and I dug right in.

This was amazing!!! I loved every mouthful, and could have easily had 2 or more dishes of this. This was nice and creamy, and very tasty.

I forgot to take a note of the cost for this, but it wasn’t expensive.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Belgian Chocolate Milkshake £3.95

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I thought lets go all out and be a big kid today with Ice Cream and a Milkshake.

I love chocolate so this was a must to try.

This was a very good milkshake, and its probably in my top 2 in Glasgow for milkshakes (1st being Byron Burgers)

The flavour was spot on and the consistency was perfect.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Molto Bene!!

If I ever need an ice cream fix this is where I will be heading.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 4.5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5