Absurb (Glasgow) : Review

3 Stock Exchange
Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G2 1QY

V: 18th July 2018      T:  +44 141 378 5001  W: www.absurdbird.com

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


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Absurb recently opened in Glasgow, around 2 weeks at the time I am typing this up.

I spotted an offer on itison for 2 mains and a beer or wine for £16, this was a great deal so I couldn’t pass on this plus I wanted to visit Absurb and see what it was like.

On entering its good a cool vibe, and I was greeted by the restaurant manager. I had a booking for a time and was a little early so I sat at the bar which is in the centre of the whole restaurant.

The decor is very interesting, it’s like its split in to little rooms….some look like a retro diner and some like an American dining room.

So while I waited for my table I spoke to the barman and asked him for a nice sweet rum-based cocktail, and he made me a rum-based (not vodka) Espresso Martini

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It was £5.95 which is a good price, plus it was very good.

Now time to eat..

The Food…

So this is what I ordered…

ABSURD BIRD LAGER 4%

I thought let’s try the restaurants own beer to see what it was like.

This was actually a nice beer, very light and worked perfectly with the rest of the meal.

DIRTY PULLED CHICKEN (normally £11.60)

BBQ pulled chicken, topped with sour cream, guacamole & jalapeños

Visually when it arrived it was like wow and mmm, so now it was time to dig in and see if it tasted as good as it looked.

First impression was the pulled chicken could be a little warmer, it was just warm enough (not sure if it was meant to be this way so continued).

This was very nice every bite very good, nice tastes and textures. I would defo have this again…well once I try the other waffles and also the burgers.

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

Overall

Overall my first visit here was very good, I could see the staff just clicked and worked well together even though its newly opened there was a sense of family and closeness with them.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the food and atmosphere was very good.

Guys and gals if you do like fried chicken, you must take a visit here. If your not to sure get the deal, and give it a shot.

Absurb I will see you soon to try the burgers.

Review Scores – 

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

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My First Tantrum Doughnuts Visit (West End, Glasgow)

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27 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8RD

V: 27th August 2017     W: www.tantrumdoughnuts.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


Since the start of the year, I have seen many bloggers talk about this place and its been on my list to visit for ages.

I have a mega sweet tooth, and from what I heard was these are very sweet…..perfect!

I am never in this area normally on the train or in a car passing here, but today I was as I was going of brunch at a near by restaurant.

Tantrum have two locations on this street, but one is where the doughnuts are made and the other is where they sell them.

 

The Doughnuts :

6 in a box £13.50

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What I got :

  • 2 x Chocolate Truffle
  • 1 x Candied Bacon and French Toast Glaze
  • 1 x Crème Brûlée
  • 1 x Salted Honey Glaze Brioche ring
  • 1 x Espresso Martini

Overall :

Well it took me a little time to try each one, and no before you ask I didn’t eat them all in the one sitting or one night.

The flavours of each one was very strong, and how it was described is exactly how it tasted.

I will be stopping by again to get some more, as these could easily become addictive.

See you soon Tantrum!

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