German Doner Kebab (Byres Road West End, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

When I stayed in the West End the location for German Doner Kebab was an Indian Restaurant, which I only ever visited once so I was glad to hear that something new was opening in its place.

The West End is a great area and I am happy GDK opened here, as its something different for the area.

The guys asked me to come and take a visit and try some of their food, I have tried their food before the Boss Box which was very very tasty so I was looking forward to tonights visit.

The Food

I knew I wanted to try a few things, and one item was something I wanted to try for a long time.

Doner KRUNCH Burger
Your choice of doner meats, our original burger sauce and Cool Original Doritos chips smothered in a cheese sauce. All served in a brioche bun.

I couldn’t wait to try this, as it looked and sounded VERY good.

This looked good on arrival, and after all needed photos I took a BIG bite!

All the flavours hit at once, with a lovely texture followed by that Doritos crunch.

This was REALLY good!!! I enjoyed every mouth full

My side was the Cheesy Fries

I tried a chip that didn’t have the cheese, and this was very nice….if I say so nicer than some other fast foods chips…but I wont name names. With the cheese was very nice, and very tasty.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Doner Spring Rolls (mix, chicken, beef)
Your choice of doner meats with jalapeños, wrapped in a light crispy pastry.

Spring Rolls in general never look visually good, as its all about the texture and the fillings.

I opted for the mixed meats, as I wanted to see how that would taste.

I took a bite and my mouth exploded with an amazing flavour!!! these were so so so good! I was with my best friend tonight and he agreed that these were really good….I think he was hoping we got ordered one of these each rather than sharing one order….I wish I had now 🙂

It does come with dips, but the flavour of this didn’t need any dips!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Doner Nachos (chicken, beef, mix)
Cool Original Doritos chips with your choice of doner meats, salsa, melted cheese sauce and jalapeños with a dusting of garlic and paprika seasoning.

This was a random last min order, as I wanted to try one more dish just to get an overall feeling to what GDK do.

Nachos are always a nice wee side, or treat when your hungry and you cant really go wrong. The meats for the nacho was again mixed, just to try something different.

On arrival this looked very nice and very appealing to the eyes.

Time to dig in…

This was very messy but very tasty…..for me very similar to the Crunch burger but more messy.

This was finished very fast and we both enjoyed every bite, and the good part was they also gave you finger clothes which were very much needed!! 🙂

Overall :

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

Tonight’s food was very nice from start to finish, the ones that stood out for me were the Crunch burger and the Spring Rolls.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where :


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.

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My Top 8 Best Indian Restaurants in Glasgow

What’s the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow? It’s hard to pic one right? I am always asked, so I thought I would make a list of the restaurants I always recommend.

I do love a good Indian Restaurant and there are many great ones in Glasgow.

Some of these I am linking to when I was invited as this was how I was introduced to them, but please do remember it is a 100% honest review of the night.

I have also gone back to these, without them knowing and ate again as you cant always judge on an invite….you have to judge when its a normal night….and the service, food etc for these restaurants below have always been good….I just didn’t blog about it as I was wanting to enjoy the company I was with and have a non blogging night.

There are lots I’ve still to visit, but the ones I have visited I have narrowed it down to my top 8. The reason they are in my top 8 are due to the following reasons

  • Good service
  • Good portion sizes
  • Great quality food
  • Good prices
  • Never a bad experience

Please note these are not in any order, so do check them all out. If you have tried these restaurants please let me know what you thought in the comments, or on the Instagram post.

Divans Darbar

Website : www.divansdarbar.com

Situated in Maryhill this was a little gem that I recently learned about, as the guys were kind enough to invite me to try their food.

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/06/01/divans-darbar-indian-restaurant-maryhill-glasgow-2021-review/

Charcoals Indian Restaurant

Situated in Renfield Street in Glasgow, this restaurant is always full and always has perfect service and great tasty food.

Website: www.charcoals.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2019/08/28/charcoals-glasgow-review-4/

Swadish

Located in Merchant City and is a family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019. Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and tradition Indian styles.

Website : swadish.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/10/01/swadish-indian-restaurant-merchant-city-glasgow-2021-review/

Kebabish Grill

Smart modern Punjabi restaurant for old-school curries, reinvented dishes and charcoal grills.

Website : kebabishgrill.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/09/22/kebabish-grill-indian-restaurant-glasgow-review/

The Dhabba

In North India, roadside diners are commonly known as Dhabbas. For generations, these family-run establishments have been captivating hungry travellers with their own menu of closely guarded recipes, passed on from father to son.

Website : www.thedhabba.com

View My Review: https://krismunro.co.uk/2018/03/12/the-dhabba-glasgow-review/

Bantawala by Masala twist

Modern dining room serving Indian menu with a Scottish twist such as venison curry or haggis pakora.

Website : bantawala.masalatwist.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/08/09/bantawala-by-masala-twist-west-end-glasgow-2021-review/

Ranjits Kitchen

Offering homemade West Indian & Panjabi cuisine.

Website : www.ranjitskitchen.com

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2019/06/09/ranjits-kitchen-west-end-glasgow-review/

Ashoka

Named after the Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, Ashoka Ashton Lane marries tradition with modernity.

Website: ashokarestaurants.com

View My Review: https://krismunro.co.uk/2017/09/10/ashoka-west-end-glasgow-review/

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When She Tells You She Wants Kids

It’s the usual story lads tell each other at the pub. Everything was fine with the missus, and suddenly she dropped the baby bomb. She’s decided she wants to be a mother, and that’s more important than your relationship. In truth, what perhaps makes the story more alarming is the fact that it seems to imply the girlfriend changes her behaviour overnight.

In reality, while there is such a thing as the biological clock, the desire to have children is not something you catch without warning, like a bad cold. So, the myth of the dotting girlfriend turning into a dragon desperate for babies is far from being accurate. More often than not, partners are aware of each other’s preferences and desires in the long term. Otherwise, what’s the point of the relationship in the first place? 

So, let’s start again. She tells you she wants kids, and you nod because you’ve approached the topic before. Now what? 

Wait, what’s your plan?

Even though you might not have talked about it in a while, it doesn’t mean she hasn’t been thinking about it. So seize the opportunity to review the situation. There’s a big difference between knowing she wants to have children at some point and her making a plan of when she wants to have them and how many. Besides, let it out in the open. What is it that she wants? And more importantly, use the time to consider your family dreams too. A family can mean a variety of things for different people. Perhaps for her, it’s two children playing in the lounge; but for you, it’s a countryside house with pets. The sooner you agree on your ideal family plan, the sooner you can put a price to it — because that countryside home isn’t going to pay for itself.  

You might want to get fit

Why do you need to get fit when she is the one getting pregnant? Well, because being healthy will make a difference too. Indeed, your health can make a huge difference when it comes to sperm health and quality. For example, being an unhealthy weight increases the risks of conceiving an unhealthy baby. In other words, she’s not the only one who needs to stick to a healthy lifestyle. 

Let’s address the top 3 factors in your control that contribute to a healthy preconception: 

  1. Frequent physical activity
  2. Smoking and drinking, preferably not at all or in moderation
  3. Age, as men over 40 have fewer healthy sperm. However, it doesn’t mean you can get pregnant. A healthy lifestyle and testosterone replacement therapy via telemedicine can work wonders. 

Continue to have fun

Stress plays a huge role in preconception and in your relationship. Everybody is different. Some people can get pregnant rapidly and easily, while others need much longer. However, if you focus too much on the pregnancy and not enough on each other, you’re only going to put unnecessary pressure on yourself and her. Regardless of your plans for a family, you are a couple first and foremost. So take the time to enjoy each other’s company on a romantic date and have fun. Whether things take a little longer or not is irrelevant. Don’t let pressure put words in your mouth that you will regret later, such as blaming each other for the family delays.

In conclusion, it’s time we kill the cliché of the baby-obsessed girlfriend. It’s. not a case of the missus wants kids, so I ran away. She wants kids, and you want them too because you talked about it before. 

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