Green Chilli Cafe (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Green Chilli Cafe
1293 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TL

V: 22nd September 2019. T: 0141 337 6378. W: www.greenchillicafe.co.uk


I have been here before, probably around 4 weeks prior to when this blog is dated.

I went with my girlfriend and best friend, that night I wasn’t too hungry but they really enjoyed the food so I was hungry tonight and decided to take a visit.

On entering here you have to go upstairs, this visit and last nobody was downstairs to say “just go up” which is ok if you know this if not you feel a little out of place just heading up.

Last visit we were seated to the right (where the booths are), tonight to the left where the little tables are….this is where tonight took a little bad turn.

Sitting down it was nice but not as nice as the booths area, and this is where my overall score drops instantly by 1 point.

The walls to my side look like someone threw their dinner on it, and the stains have been left for a very long time. It wasn’t loads, but it was enough that it really should have been painted!! This wasn’t good as a quick paint, would have fixed this (-1 point).

The Food…

Tonight I wanted to order a starter and a main, as last visit my best friend said his was really nice.

I saw they did a pre-theatre menu, so I opted for that £12.95

Drink

Mango Lassi

Unfortunately I didn’t catch the price of this, but I am guessing £3 or £4 (will fix once I find out). I am a big Mango Lassi fan, so I always try it wherever I go and tonight I did just that.

I have to say this was probably the best one I have had, so I am looking forward to having it again.

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

Starter

Chicken Pakora
Breast of chicken in spicy pakora batter.

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

This was really nice, the flavour was good, the chicken was tender and the batter was just crispy.

I really enjoyed this and would have again.

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

Main

Chicken Rogan Josh

On arrival again this was another dish that smelled really good.

This was really really good, there was enough chicken, the sauce and flavour just perfect.

I would have this again.

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

Side

Pashwari Naan

On arrival it looked ok, and now it was time to taste as Pashwari is my fav naan.

Oh, this was not good! basically it was just a plain naan with the coconut etc lightly sprinkled on top.

There was no sweet filling, not even a little….I was very disappointed.

I wouldn’t order this again, not good guys!!

Presentation : 4
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 1
Value for Money : 1

Overall

Overall it was a really mixed night, to starter and curry was very nice but the dirty walls and the naan was really bad.

I was really disappointed tonight, as the last visit my friends had a really nice meal and were seated in the booth area which was clean unlike tonight.

Will go back? not sure….

Sorry guys.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 2.5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 2.5

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Disabled Toilets : Yes
  • Halal : Yes
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Kebabish Grill (Glasgow) : Review

Kebabish Grill
323-325 Victoria Road
Glasgow G42 7SA

V: 1st August 2019. T: 0141 424 1879. W: www.kebabishgrill.co.uk


Hey guys so after the great re-launch party for Kebabish Grill (see my post here) I had to go back, but I didn’t book or call ahead I just went and hoped I could get a table.

Lucky when I arrived there were a few left, so I was shown to my seat and guess what it was the same table and same seat as last time.

I wanted to see how the food was when it wasn’t an invite, I always try and do that with everywhere I get invited to that way I know how the food really is.

The Food…

I decided I was having at least two courses and one of my fav drinks a Mango Lussi, so it was time to order and see how the food was tonight.

Starter

Mixed Pakora £6.95

How good does this look, and it smelled very nice.

Each type of Pakora was very nice and this was a BIG portion, I enjoyed every mouthful and everything was cooked perfectly.

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

Main Course

Butter Chicken £11.95
succulent pieces of chicken cooked in Kebabish traditional creamy sauce.

I have had butter chicken at other restaurants before, so I had to try it here.

Visually if I compare the other butter chicken had a more yellow sauce, where this was more orange in colour….now it was time to dig in.

Ohhh now this had a really nice flavour, very different to the others I have had but mmmm yeah really nice. The chicken pieces where very tender, and the combination of rice, sauce and chicken was perfect.

I will definitely be having this again, but next visit I will try something else.

I forgot to take down the cost of the rice sorry, bad blogger I know

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

Drink

Mango Lussi (Jug) £7.95

Tonight I came with my best friend Chris, and he is also a Mango Lussi fan so we decided to go for the jug.

This was very nice, smooth and had a nice mango flavour…..to be honest I could have probably had the whole jug to myself as I really like Mango Lussi 🙂

Overall

Tonight I came back and was not disappointed, the food was just as nice as the launch event.

I even tried some from my friends plate and his was also packed with flavour, so I am definable coming back for more.

Guys I am highly recommending Kebabish Grill, please do check it out!

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 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 lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Halal : Yes

Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

Swadish
33 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1HA

0141 553 0851
www.swadish.co.uk

V: 26th September 2019


I got a wee ping in my Instagram inbox from Ajay, inviting me to come to Swadish for dinner. Ajay is the owner and Chef of Swadish, which is new to Merchant City (since around end of May).

I accepted and set a date in my calender.

Swadish has been on my ever growing hit list to visit, so this was really good and I started to have a wee snoop at the menu before going.

Swadish is situated where Ad Lib used to be, if that doesnt ring any bells look at the top of this review to see the address and have a nosy on Google Maps.

Looking Around

On entering I could see the changes to the decor from its previous owner (Ad Lib), it looked a lot more fresh, modern, warm and relaxing. This was much better, and more visually appealing!!

We were shown to our table, and had a look at the menu and about Swadish.

A little palate cleanser was given to us, while we had a look at the menu.

This was very refreshing and a nice little idea….after a few mins we got some nibbles while we decided what to order.

Yup I know what you are thinking, whats the while ball thing at the top….yip that was also my thoughts. I cant remember its name, but the closest way to describe it is like balled prawn crackers but without the prawn flavour.

All the dips were home made, and these own their own or with dips were very nice.

The Food

I planned only to have two courses tonight, and to be honest I really couldn’t decided as there was at least 4 starters I liked the sound of and probably the same amount for the mains.

Ajay told me that all the ingredients are all locally sourced, but cooked the traditional Indian way. I loved this concept, and couldn’t wait to start eating.

Appetiser

Sesame Fish Fried : £N/A tonight (Normally £5.50)

Scottish Haddock, Sesame Sees, Pickled Cucumber, Onion, Roasted Tomato & Avocado Salsa

I decided to order this since it said Scottish Haddock, and see how the fusion of Scottish ingredients with the Indian cooking was.

I was expecting something that tasted like fish fingers, but I was so wrong.

These were very nice, the flavour of the fish was subtle and the batter just crispy which made the perfect mouthful.

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

Crispy Alloo Nest Chaat : £N/A tonight (Normally £4.50)

Potato Rosati Nest, White Pea Mash, Tamarind and Sweet Yogurt.

I was told tonight that this is one of the most popular dishes, and I can see and taste why.

Visually this was really nice, and the taste WOW getting everything so you have the perfect bite gave you a perfect bite.

I could have easily had two of these.

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

Main Course :

Again there were so many options I wanted to try, but I decided to pick something random.

Lamb Shank Rogan Josh : £N/A tonight (Normally £14)

Tender Scottish Lamb Shank Braised in Bone Marrow, Cinnamon, Fennel Seeds, Cloves for 8 hours for delicate flavours and mouth melting texture, Crispy Straw Potatoes.

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

Sauce flavours were very very nice, and the lamb! wow now this was cooked to perfection. The lamb meat just slide off the bone, leaving it clean! perfect!!

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

Sides :

Truffle Kulcha with Wild Mushroom : £N/A tonight (Normally £4.95)

So I am not a super fan of mushrooms, but that doesn’t stop me for trying food that has them in it.

This was really nice naan, the mushrooms added a nice flavour and there was a slight after taste of garlic.

I am glad I tried something different, as I would order this again with maybe a curry.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 4.5

Mango Peshwari Naan : £N/A tonight (normally £4.25)

So I love ordering Peshwari Naan, and recently got one that was not good!!! So when I came here I had to see how Swadish did them.

I like the naan to be soft and very sweet, and this was very nice….I was happy to have a good Peshwari Naan 🙂

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 4.5

Desert :

So you will have read at the start I said I wasn’t going to have anything else, but Ajay was kind enough to make me some Kulfi.

Saffron and Pistachio Kulfi : £N/A tonight (Normally £7.00)

Traditional Indian Custard-based and creamier Ice Cream, Vanilla Sponge. Pistachio Crumbs, Dehydrated Raspberries, Quinoa Brittle.

I am not a nuts person, so I only had a little of this but I was helped to finish this as I came here with my girlfriend.

The little I did taste was very nice, creamy, very tasty.

Thanks Ajay, and sorry I only took a little….I cant take nuts.

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

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

Firstly thank you Ajay and the staff at Swadish, I had a fantastic evening and really nice food.

Guys if you like Scottish food and Indian food, you need to take a visit to Swadish I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

I enjoyed my food tonight so much, Swadish is being added to my Top Spots page.

Thanks again and I will be back again soon.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 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 lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes

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