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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Ranjit’s Kitchen (West End, Glasgow): Review

607 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G41 2AD

V: 23rd December 2018.    T:  0141 423 8222.    W: www.ranjitskitchen.com


This is an area I have not really explored yet, so I decided to take a look at some restaurant names and find something I would like to try.

Ranjit’s Kitchen was the first to jump out at me, so I had a quick look at the menu the night before to give me a head start on arrival.

Looking Around

On entry Ranjit’s Kitchen, it was very bright, warm and had a nice cosy feel.

We were welcomed and shown to a table, inside doesn’t have many seats and you can’t book in advance so you may need to wait for a table.

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The Food…

Looking around everyone was enjoying the food, and it smelled very good….so I couldn’t wait for my dinner to arrive.

Starter

Daal of the Day £3.95
Panjabi lentils or Panjabi curry in a large bowl, served with 2 rotis

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I am not a soup person of any kind really, but it was cold today and I thought why not let’s try it and see what it’s like.

So as you can see from the photo above, that was today’s Daal.

For me this was just ok, I knew to start/ordering this I might not like it but I thought I would give it a try….as I said it was ok for me.

Would I order this again? not really but that’s a personal preference.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Value for Money : 4

Main Course

Ranjit’s special pakora £3.95
Made with a mix of cauliflower, spinach, onions, potatoes and spices in gramflour batter served with chutney

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This is one of my favourites anytime I get an Indian, so I was looking forward to this dish.

This was really nice and mega fresh!

The flavours were really nice and light, and the batter was perfect so thin but had a nice crisp to it.

Tonight I could have easily had another batch of this!!

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

Mango Lassi £1.95
a cooling yoghurt based drink

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This is my MUST HAVE Indian drink, every time I go to an Indian restaurant I always have to order this.

For me this was just so so, it wasn’t sweet like I have had it in many other places but it was nice.

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

Sweets

Now, this is the part I always like as I have a sweet tooth, so now it was time to try some Indian sweets.

Ladoo £2
a handmade ball-shaped traditional sweet made with gramflour and sugary syrup.

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I have never had these so I didn’t know what to expect…

These were very nice!! I liked the texture, the flavour and everything about them!

Can’t wait to have these again!

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

Barfi £2
a smooth fudge like sweet, made with milk, sugar and cream

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This was recommended by a member of staff tonight, so I ordered them to see if it was a good recommendation or not.

Again mmmm so good I don’t know what I liked better Ladoo or this.

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

Snowflake Gulab Jamun £2.50
dough balls fried and soaked in sweet syrup and then rolled in delicate coconut flakes.

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I am a big fan of Gulub Jamen and don’t have it as much as I would like so I had to order it tonight along with the rest of the sweets.

So this was an interesting take on Gulub Jamen with the coconut flakes….presentation looked nice and the taste was ok.

Personally, I prefer the original way where they are warm and soaked in syrup….but that’s just me and my sweet tooth talking.

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

Overall

Tonight I had a really nice time, I enjoyed the food and more so the sweets!!!

I can’t wait to go back to try more dishes and have the sweets again.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

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

Additional Details

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

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