The Old Bank (Battlefield Road, Glasgow) 2022: Review

Todays Visit

I was lucky to be invited to the opening of the Old Bank, where I was going to get to sample some of their food. I set a date in my calendar and time slot and headed there.

On arrival I loved the welcome balloons outside, this was a great idea as it was very eye catching for the blogger event plus everyone walking past or driving past.

On entering I was greeted and told about the wee welcome snack.

This was a really nice touch, as while sampling it, we could look around and take pics etc

This was very nice and the drink was a mocktail which was perfect as I was driving today.

The Inside

On entering I was very impressed with how it looked, it was bright, warm and had a nice cosy atmosphere to it.

It was much bigger inside than I thought it would be, and has a little side area with more seats to which is great.

I sat down and started taking pics and enjoying my nibbles.

Noise Level★★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food

At todays visit we were shown the menu, and had to choose a wee dish that caught our attention.

For me everything sounded good, and a few names sounded very interesting as I have never heard of them.

Small Plates £N/A tonight
Samosas and Pakoras. Accompanied with Old Bank sauce.

For me Pakora is normally my go to starter, so a samosa was a nice change…well yes I was getting both to try but you know what I mean.

On arrival they looked very nice, so it was now time to taste.

The samosa was very nice, had a nice crisp outside and a very nice filling.

The pakora was perfectly cooked, and with the dip it took it to another level…it was very nice.

Overall they were nice starters.


My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Main Course

Onion Bhaji Naaniza

I have had Onion Bhaji’s before but never one with this name so I had to check it out and see what it was like.

On arrival this was not how I imagined it would look, but the smell was very very good coming from it and I couldnt wait to dig right in.

This was an interesting flavour, but a very nice one. It did and didn’t taste like an onion bhaji as there was something else coming through but I couldn’t put my finger on it…but it was very very tasty.

I could easily have this again!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at the Old Bank for my invite, and as always the review you have just read is 100% honest and hasn’t been influenced in anyway.

Here was a very nice visit, I think it will do very well as it stands out from the rest of the restaurants etc nearby.

I will add here to my list to revisit and try some other dishes, so keep watching this space.

Time between Courses★★★★★
Halal FriendlyYES

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Swadish 5 Course Heat and Eat meal for 2 (Glasgow, Merchant City) : Review


Swadish is back woohoo!!!

I have been keeping an eye on when Swadish were going to do a takeaway, and they are now doing a great one.⠀

They gifted me a 5-course Heat and Eat for 2 meal, and I couldn’t wait to dig in and start eating.⠀

With the takeaway you get instructions on how to heat each item, and for how long so that they taste great.



These poppadoms were lovely and crispy, and had a great flavour.

They worked extremely well with the dips and spiced onions.⠀

Crispy Battered Kale

Wow now this was my first time trying Kale, and I think I am in love.

This was so nice and super moreish.⠀

I cant wait to get this again.

Spiced Onions

You can’t go wrong with spiced onions, these were mega YUM!!!!!⠀


Tomato Shorba (Soup)

I am not a soup fan, but wow this was very tasty, really nice flavours….and if you normally don’t like tomato soup you would love this.⠀

Chicken Chat (Wings)

The chicken meat was very tender, and had a nice flavour….finger licking good as they say.

Onion & Potato Bhaji 

I am becoming a big fan of Onion Bahji and mmmm these were so so so so good!!!!!!!!

Main Course

As you have seen from above the starters were supper mouth wattering

I couldn’t wait to dig in to the mains, as they all looked and smelled amazing.

Chicken Tikka Masala

The chicken was very tender, and melted in my mouth.

The sauce was nice and creamy and had an amazing flavour.

Lamb Karahi

I am not a massive Lamb fan, its something I have to be in the mood for but I opted for this dish to see what it was like.

I am now converted, the lamb was tender, and again another amazing flavour.

Delhis Chaana Masala

This had a nice little kick to it, but the sauce was very creamy, and overall again another really nice tasty dish.

Pilau Rice

The rice was nice fluffy and is the perfect accompaniment for an Indian main.

Plain Naan

Fluffy and very nice, naans are ideal served as a side dish to your favourite curry.

Desert :

Yup and theres more…

Gulab Jamun

This is a big fav of mine, as its something I ALWAYS order and mmmm so good.

I could have easily had many many more of these 🙂

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the Heat and Eat from Swadish.

Firstly a big thanks to Swadish for making my Saturday evening special.

The food tonight was amazing, and that is really the only way to describe the food.

Everything was cooked to perfection, had amazing flavours and mega moreish.

I have been to Swadish a few times, and plan on visiting again when I can. I can honestly say the food, service etc was perfect.

If you want to taste how good Swadish food is then follow them on Instagram, Facebook etc and send them a message. The Heat and Eat platters are going fast, so you need to get your order in or you will need to wait till next weeks.

Review Scores –

  • Menu : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been to Swadish or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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