Zizzi (Princes Square, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Tonight I was having dinner with a friend, then heading off to the new Vue cinema to see Rock 4 Directors cut.

The Starter

Garlic Bread £5.45
Brushed with garlic and rosemary.

On arrival this was a big portion, I was expecting something half the size.

It visually looked good, and smelled good and I was hungry so I couldnt wait to try it.

This was really lovely, the texture, taste and flavours all were perfect!

If you visit here, you have to order this!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Rigatoni Pesto Rosso £12.25
A creamy sundried tomato pesto and mascarpone sauce with spicy pulled harissa chicken.

I was going to order a pizza, but then spotted this and thought lets give it a try.

This sounded really nice, and with the spicy harissa chicken should have a nice wee kick.

The pasta was cooked perfectly, but flavour wise for me was a little bland. I didn’t get any spiciness to it even a slight kick.

Overall it was ok, but just a little bland.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Desert

When Tiramisu Met Brownie £6.85
Chocolate brownie topped with coffee sponge fingers and mascarpone cream, finished with gold balls and hot chocolate sauce.

From the description I HAD to order this, two things I like brownie and Tiramisu.

Presentation was nice, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I tried it on its own without the addition of the chocolate sauce.

It was nice but flavour wise I was getting MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu which was disappointing.

I then tried the chocolate sauce on its own and it had a slight burnt taste to it, due to it being heated up too much…but I poured it over and took a bite.

This was nice with the sauce, but still I missed the Tiramisu flavour .

On paper this sounded great, and very yumm but due to poor execution it should have been more 50/50

My Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Overall

Tonights visit was a bit of a mixed bag, I really loved my starter and my main course was nice just needed a touch more flavour.

My desert was very poor, but as you can see from the photo it is MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu…if this got fixed to 50/50 that would make a massive difference.

Overal Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

German Doner Kebab Chilli Heatwave Krunch Burger (Byres Road West End, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

The guys at German Doner Kebab asked me to pop in and try the NEW Chilli Heatwave Krunch Doner Burger, I had to say yes as I have always loved their food.

I choose the New West End branch to visit, as I enjoyed the atmosphere the last time I visited.

The NEW Chilli Heatwave Doner Krunch Burger

I got the meal, and normal fries tonight.

The first thing I have to say is when this arrived the smell was amazing! I couldn’t wait to try this as I didn’t know what it would be like but I knew from my previous experience it would be mega tasty!

I started with the fries and have to say they were very nice, for me these are probably much nicer than the other options….you need to try them!

Now the burger time, I took a big bite….

Ohhh very nice…I tasted everything then a wee kick arrived from the chilli sauce but it wasn’t too much just a nice subtle one so it didn’t spoil the full taste of the burger.

I have to admit this was a little addictive to eat, I really enjoyed every bite and could have easily had a second one tonight.

Overall :

Firstly a BIG thanks to German Doner Kebab for inviting me tonight.

If you like GDK or the Chilli Heatwave Doritos then you have to stop by your local and check it out! I promise you will love it!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted/Invited

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.

Oak Tree Inn (Balmaha, Loch Lomond) 2021 : Review

The Visit

I love going a wee drive every now and then, long or closer to home.

Today I decided to take a random drive to Balmaha and see what it was like there, and I spotted The Oak Tree Inn on arrival so I popped in for some lunch.

The Food

I fancied trying a burger as I have not had one in a long time, and this one sounded good.

Bacon Bad Boy Beef Burger £13.75
Cheese, smoked streaky bacon & BBQ sauce

On arrival visually this looked really good, and so did the chips.

I started with the chips and WOW, perfectly pre salted and tasted REALLY good!

Now for the burger…I took a big bite…

YUMM!!! this was very tasty! The flavour of the burger meat was really nice, and it was perfectly cooked and juicy.

The whole bite was great flavours and IU really enjoyed every bite.

If you like burgers you need to check here out.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Additional

Service****
Venue Cleanliness*****
Toilet Cleanliness*****

Overall :

I am glad I opted for the burger today, as I said the chips were perfectly salted and very very moreish, and the burger was very tasty.

I will try another burger the next time I visit here.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.