Swadish Big Daddy Sunday Grill (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

V: 13th June 20201


Swadish invited me to come along to try a new dish that is being added to the menu, but this one is only availbe on Sundays and for a group of 4 or more people.

Luckily they told me more people were invited or I would have probably exploded trying to eat this all by myself.

On entering I was greeted by Ajay and we had a good catch-up, and then we were presented with a Mango Lassi⁠

Mango Lassi £5.50⁠

They also do a passion fruit Lassi if that tickles your taste buds more.⁠

Mango Lassi is a fav of mine, and this tasted really good. It wasn’t too sweet, and had great flavour.⁠

I will be getting this again on my return.⁠

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Now for the Big Daddy Grill…

About The Grill:

A FEAST for your eyes and EXPLOSION of true Indian flavours for your taste buds. First time in Glasgow, like nothing you have seen before from the streets Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab the charcoal grilled and juicy chicken and lamb will make you DROOL for more.

Available on Sundays only by a pre-order for groups of at least 4 people, and the price starts at £27.50 pp

The grill consists of:

  • Tandoori Malai Chicken
  • Tandoori Green Herbs and Black Peppercorns Chicken
  • Tandoori Spiced Chicken
  • Kohlapuri Lamb Chops
  • Dried Fenugreek, Chilli and lemon marinated charred vegetables
  • Makhni tomato sauce
  • Mixed vegetable salad
  • Kebab Sauce
  • Cucumber and mint raita
  • Coriander Chutney
  • Garlic naan bread

Has that made your mouth water just reading that? I bet its has!

They say you eat with your eye before your belly, this is very true for this. It was carried out to the table, you could hear some sizzling, smell it all before I saw it.

It was then placed on the table, and it took up the whole table and looked soooo good!!! Everyone around me also was like wow!!!!

I started with the naan. and it was fluffy and had a great taste. The garlic wasn’t overpowering, it was just there and was perfect.

Dipping this in the sauces was needed, and again mmmm so so so good!

Next was time to dig in and try all the chicken etc

I feel I am repeating myself, but its 100% the truth! The meat on everything was cooked to perfection, it slid right off the bone and packed with amazing flavours.

I tried a bite from everything, and like everyone else we really enjoyed every mouthful.

Overall

Firsly a BIG thanks to the guys at Swadish for the invite and the amazing food!

You saw how good it looked, and it tasted amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection and was packed with amazing flavours.

Get booking now to make your Sundays that extra special!!!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.


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Divans Darbar Indian Restaurant (Maryhill, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

V : 15/05/2021

The Visit

The guys at Divans Darbar asked me to come visit them to try their food, and I said yeah and set a date with them.

I have not been to Maryhill for ages, so it was going to be a nice drive.

The Restaurant

On entering you go up stairs and wow this place is lovely inside.

As you can see from the photos, its very nice, very spacious and just looks really lovely.

The Food

The menu has a great selection, and there is something for everyone’s taste. Everything I saw looked really good, so I had a tough decision to make.

Appetizer: TANDOORI PAPADUMS (VE) (SET OF 2) £2.50
Served with onion, tomato, cucumber with a magical touch of darbar

This was a recommendation from them, and it sounded great so I had to order and taste for myself 🙂

On arrived these looked really nice, and smelled really good.

I first tried without the filling and mmm the texture was nice and crispy and the flavour was perfect.

I then tried with the filling and again so good, I couldnt make my mind up what was better with our without filling.

I would easily have this again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Starter : VEGETABLE MOMOS (VE) £4.25
This Darbar’s special steamed dumpling is a traditional delicacy in Nepal and northeast India. Served with Darbar’s special momos chutney. Choice of fillings:- Chicken, Vegetable and Prawn

On arrived the steam was coming off this, and it added to the presentation it was very cool.

I tried the dumplings on their own, and they were cooked perfect and packed with flavour.

I now tried it with the sauce and mmm again this was really good, the sauce had a small kick to it but very creamy and added to the already great flavour.

My only thought would be this dish doesn’t need the chips, they were nice with the dish but its not needed as the dumplings are all you really need due to its great flavour.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course: BUTTER CHICKEN £8.99
Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken or murgh makhanwala has been an instant hit through the years. Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in mildly spiced tomato gravy, single cream and host of Indian spices. Enjoy the classic creaminess of the dish with this recipe

When I go to any Indian restaurant for the first time, I always try the Korma and Butter Chicken these are my two dishes that I see how they do and if they are any good….so I opted for the butter chicken today.

On arrived this looked and smelled really good, so it was time to dig in.

This was very nice, it tasted different to other butter chicken dishes I have had but it was still very nice and very morish.

Unfortunately at this point I was getting very full, as I had a big lunch and the Momos were very filling so I left a little but only due to being full or it would have been completely finished.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys at Divans Darbar for my invite, and for the great food.

This is a hidden gem that I am now happy to have found, the food is really good and its a very lovely restaurant with lovely staff.

I enjoyed the food so much that its now been added to one of my top spots to visit.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Cinnamon (Cambuslang, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Delivery

This was my second birthday dinner, as my first one was a Chinese with my grandparents.

I have been to Cinnamon before, and had a lovely meal inside but at the time of typing this post restaurants are still closed so it was a takeaway.

The Food

Vegetable Pakora £3.45

I love a good vegetable pakora, they are super addictive.

For me these tasted really good, and had a subtle kick to them. They had a good crispiness to them and a nice texture.

They were finished very fast, plus the dip with these just really adds to the flavour.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Pakora £4.95

I don’t tend to order chicken pakora a lot, but tonight I felt like it as its been a while.

For me these were just ok, the coating wasn’t as crispy as I would have liked it, and the chicken wasn’t as tender as I have normally had it.

Flavour wise it was nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Peshwari Naan £2.95

Peshwari Naan is a massive fav of mine, as its got the great naan taste with that extra sweetness to it.

I have noticed the inside of a Peshwari can vary, sometimes its a pinkie colour and sometimes no colour. I don’t know why this is, unless its colouring?

Anyway, this was perfect it had a good amount of sweetness to it and the lovely naan taste.

Perfect!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Ceylonese Korma £7.95
Prepared with creamed coconut milk, mild spices & pureed tomatoes

I love a good Korma, as you have probably guessed its due to the smooth creamy sweet taste.

Tonight I opted to try this one, and see what the Ceylonese way was like.

This had a really nice creamy taste, but it had a kick to it I wasn’t expecting.

For me it was nice, but that kick wasn’t for me as it killed the nice flavours but I am glad I tried it as its good to try new things.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Overall another really nice meal from Cinnamon, every thing was cooked really well, full of flavours and the delivery time was spot on.

I am glad I tried a different Korma as I said, but next time I will try something new for me and see how that is.

Great Peshwari Naan 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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