Patisserie Valerie (Glasgow) : Review

18-20 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 2AB

V: 13th August 2018      T:  0141 221 3090  W: www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk

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


I like visiting Patisserie Valerie every now and then, more so for the afternoon tea but today I decided to try something else.

There are two locations in Glasgow, I don’t really have a preference but if I had to choose I think this one is a little nicer than the other.

The Food…

Starter

Spaghetti Carbonara  £8.75

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On arrival it looked a little of a disappointment, my next thought was why is there that light coloured cheese on it like that?

Another thing I noticed was the pasta was cut, rather than the big long strands…which am sure for some people is fine but for me this was strange. I am used to the normal way where I have to twist, and then eat…..

Flavour wise….not that great. Firstly it used cream and not the normal way, secondly the cheese through this was hmmm

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 2.5
Value for Money : 2.5

Overall

Overall very disappointed, this was not good and I definitely won’t be ordering this again.

Sorry guys

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 3
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 3

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Restaurant Bulevard (Craiova, Romania) : Review

Strada Lipscani 1-3
Craiova 200731, Romania

V: 26th April 2018      T:  +40 351 416 062  W: none

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


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Last year when walking around Craiova, I passed here many times and always looked in. There were always many people eating and drinking, so this year I went in and ordered some food.

The Food…

Main

Penne Rigate Quattro Formaggi 18 Lei
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I love 4 cheese pizza’s so I thought lets try the pasta version….

I was very very dissapointed, the flavour was really bland…..it says four cheese but to be honest it tasted like it just had one…

Not good…

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 1.5
Presentation : 3
Value for Money : 2

Smoothies

Peachy But Good 6 Lei
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It was a very warm day today, so a nice smoothie sounded good.

This made up for the bad pasta, this place does amazing smoothies!!! this was very tasty and hit the right spot.

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

Raspberry Summer Panic 6 Lei

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I had to check to see if it was just being so dissapointed with the pasta, that the first smoothie was so good so I ordered another one.

mmmmm another really good smoothie!!!!!

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

Overall

Today was more a disspointment than expected, as I heard good things about here.

Food wise today….really bad!

Smoothie wise….AMAZING!!!

If your after a good smoothie this is the place to go….if your after good food….then maybe go elsewhere.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 2
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4 (only due to amazing smoothies)

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La Lanterna (Glasgow, West End) : Review

447 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH

V: 31st March 2018      T:  0141 334 0686  W: lalanternawestend.co.uk

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


I have had La Lanterna on my list for a while now, as I wanted to try it when it opened but always never managed to get around to visiting….till now.

On entering we were shown to a table and made to feel very welcome!

The restaurant has a very modern Italian feel, and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful and welcoming.

Inside is not the biggest of restaurants, so if you want to visit maybe advanced booking is best so your not disappointed.

The Food…

Starter

Pate £6.95
Homemade smooth chicken liver pate served with sweet red onions & artisan bread

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On arrival, I instantly thought this is a good portion size, and couldn’t wait to start.

This was so good!!! very smooth and mega tasty!!! I loved that this also came with crackers as normally when it comes to Pate, you always have more pate than you do to spread it on.

So having both meant that there was no pate left! which is a BIG pet hate of mine more so when its really nice Pate.

Very impressed!!

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

Main Course

Spagetti Carbonara £11.95
Pancetta, garlic, egg, cream, parmesan

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My favourite Italian dish and I had this recently at another Italian restaurant, so I used that as a comparison.

This was a very good and large portion, so much so I left some.

This was a very nice Carbonara, perfectly cooked and had a lot of flavours.

For me this is probably the second best Carbonara for me, the other Italian I don’t know why but it just had the edge over it but it is still a VERY good carbonara.

Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

 

Prosecco Lemone £6.95
Prosecco and Lemoncello

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Two of my favourite Italian drinks, combined in to two…now what couldn’t be good about this.

This at first was very hmmm is it nice? is it just ok….but the more I drank the more it grew on me and I enjoyed it.

I would have this again or even make it myself.

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

Overall

My first visit here was a good one, the restaurant is very nice inside and has a very relaxing feel.

The staff were all very pleasant and very helpful and made sure that everything we ordered was perfect for us.

The food was very nice!

I would like to come back again and try a few different dishes, and see how they are.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4.5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

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