La Laterna 1 Year Birthday Party : Event Review

447 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH

T:  0141 334 0686  W:

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

The guys at La Laterna were lovely to invite me to their 1-year birthday party, and I couldn’t miss this as I love Italian food and it sounded fun.

I have been here several times but only ever done one review (you can view it here).

For me, up until last time, it was just so-so, and my last visit was nice. Don’t get me wrong, I am not sure why I felt this way but it was just how I felt so I was looking forward to going back and trying the food again.

Tonight we were told there would be food to sample, tapas style which was in keeping with the new menu and some cocktails plus music….this sounded like a fun night.



Inside is very cosy, it’s not the biggest restaurant but has a really nice atmosphere.

The Food

The food was served up in a buffet style which was perfect for tonight’s party, that way everyone could help themselves to what they wanted and how much

I was told tonight that here was changing their menu to be Italian Tapas, which I think is a good idea as its becoming a very popular trend.

They brought out round 1 of the food, so I headed up and took a little of everything.

Round 2

Round 3 & 4

Round 4


As you can see everyone tonight was spoiled, and very very well fed.

The food tonight some will be found on the new menu, and some were just for tonight. Due to this, I will tell you the ones I liked from the above.

I narrowed it down to my top 5 from tonight.

The first looked like a small calzone, and it basically was and the flavour was so so good!!! so good I had to have 3 🙂 Next was Arancini and WOW so so good again!! the flavours were perfect and again I was a little greedy and had 3 🙂

The pasta came out near the end and it was worth the wait, there were three types I only sampled two. One was a meatball pasta and one was a crab/prawn pasta, both the flavours were perfect and very very moreish.

Overall :

I am very impressed with everything tonight, and more so the food! The last few times I have been here I enjoyed the food but thought it was just ok…..tonight really changed my mind and can’t wait to come back to try more of the new menu.

I am very happy I got this invite and could be part of the celebration with everyone tonight, congratulations to everyone and thanks again 🙂

See you soon!!

Grazie mille

Nam Tuk’s New Menu (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Partick Bridge Street
Glasgow G11 6PL, UK

V: 26th March 2018      T:  0141 357 0330  W:

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

I had heard a few weeks back that a change was coming to Nam Tuk, and it was with regards to the menu. Some dishes added and some dropped, but I didn’t know what ones…

I know I have been here loads recently but the food is very good, so when I heard this I was like ohhh noooo so I had to take a visit and sample some dishes…plus this is where I will be filming my next Blogger Meets Blogger YouTube Episode….so time to do some research.

The Food…


Mixed Seafood and Chive Dumplings £6.95


This is a new dish on the menu, and I have had dumplings from a few places near Nam Tuk and thought just meh….so I had to try these to compare.

Instantly after the first bite, it was an explosion of flavour and even with the sauce still amazing.

For me this is the place to go for Dumplings if you are in the West End of Glasgow.

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

Salt & Chilli Chips £2.95


I love Salt and Chilli Chips and have only found one Chinese that does them really good, so I thought lets see what here is like.

These are just as good as that Chinese, and EXTREMELY moreish!!!!

I know it says chilli but its not got a massive kick which is perfect for me, so please dont be put off by the name if you dont tend to go for anything chilli.

These are now as MUST order for me along with the Yam Yam Wings.

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

Traditional Chicken Curry £9.50


I had not had a chicken curry for a long long time, normally its a Korma or a special curry so a traditional one sounded good.

This hit the spot! YUM sums it right up!!

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


Overall I was a little nervous when I heard here was changing the menu, but tonight put my mind at ease!.

I will be back as I visit the West End a lot these days, so I will keep trying different dishes and let you know what I think.

See you soon.

Review Scores – 

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

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