Zizzi (Princes Square, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Tonight I was having dinner with a friend, then heading off to the new Vue cinema to see Rock 4 Directors cut.

The Starter

Garlic Bread £5.45
Brushed with garlic and rosemary.

On arrival this was a big portion, I was expecting something half the size.

It visually looked good, and smelled good and I was hungry so I couldnt wait to try it.

This was really lovely, the texture, taste and flavours all were perfect!

If you visit here, you have to order this!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Rigatoni Pesto Rosso £12.25
A creamy sundried tomato pesto and mascarpone sauce with spicy pulled harissa chicken.

I was going to order a pizza, but then spotted this and thought lets give it a try.

This sounded really nice, and with the spicy harissa chicken should have a nice wee kick.

The pasta was cooked perfectly, but flavour wise for me was a little bland. I didn’t get any spiciness to it even a slight kick.

Overall it was ok, but just a little bland.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Desert

When Tiramisu Met Brownie £6.85
Chocolate brownie topped with coffee sponge fingers and mascarpone cream, finished with gold balls and hot chocolate sauce.

From the description I HAD to order this, two things I like brownie and Tiramisu.

Presentation was nice, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I tried it on its own without the addition of the chocolate sauce.

It was nice but flavour wise I was getting MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu which was disappointing.

I then tried the chocolate sauce on its own and it had a slight burnt taste to it, due to it being heated up too much…but I poured it over and took a bite.

This was nice with the sauce, but still I missed the Tiramisu flavour .

On paper this sounded great, and very yumm but due to poor execution it should have been more 50/50

My Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Overall

Tonights visit was a bit of a mixed bag, I really loved my starter and my main course was nice just needed a touch more flavour.

My desert was very poor, but as you can see from the photo it is MUCH more brownie than Tiramisu…if this got fixed to 50/50 that would make a massive difference.

Overal Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Barca Tapas & Cava Bar (Glasgow) : Review

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Glasgow City Centre 2nd Floor Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JX

V: 15th July 2017      T: 0141 248 6555     W: www.barcatapas.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


It had been a while since I had visited Barca, so today I visited and decided to try a few more dishes.

Just like the last time, we were greeted and shown to a table. This time round we were seated inside, which is a first for me as its always been outside.

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The Food :

Pequeña Hamburguesa £6.25
Two beef sliders, toasted brioche bun, chilli jam, and Manchego Cheese

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When this arrived I thought this is going to be ok and not that filling, as they looked pretty small (to me that is). Both burgers combined would be roughly a normal burger size.

Oh My God! these were amazing!!! they were so good in flavour I ordered another one, and yes I did finish them.

If you like a tasty burger please do try these, you won’t be disappointed.

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

Gambas Rebozadas £6.95
Kind prawns in a crisp chilli and coriander batter. Lime mayonnaise dip.

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I love king prawns so I was really looking forward to this dish.

For me these were nice, but nothing special. The flavours were nice, the chilli was there but just a small kick. If you don’t like chilli to be honest your safe with this, as the kick is nothing strong its just there and no more.

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

Overall :

Thats the good thing about being a blogger, I need to try different dishes plus its also good doing this as you get to find items you love, like or not a fan of by trying different things.

The atmosphere was actually nice inside, but personally I think its a little more relaxing outside.

Overall my choices were a mixed review, I really loved the sliders but the prawns for me were just ok.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4
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Barca (Glasgow) : Review

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2nd Floor
Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow
G1 3JN

Telephone

0141 248 6555

Website

www.barcatapas.co.uk

Visit Date : 22nd March 2017

I had not been to Barca in over a year, not due to any bad reason just I have been trying other places since then so it was time to go back.

I had an itison deal this visit. “Authentic Spanish paella for two plus a carafe of wine to share at Barca Tapas & Cava Bar”

As always I can’t just stick to the voucher, I have to also order a little something else so while we waited for the paella to be ready (about 30-40mins) we ordered a starter.

Starter :

TOSTADA CON SETAS £4.75
Tostadas topped with sauteed wild mushrooms, chilli and honey

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I am not a fan of mushrooms..then why did I order this you’re thinking. I am trying to start to eat better and healthier….not all the time but slowly be better with my eating habits.

I decided to order this and see what it was like.

This was actually really nice, it was a perfect starter size and had a really nice flavour. The honey and the chilli added a little extra to the flavour, and I would have this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

The paella….

PAELLA DE VALENCIA
King prawns, calamari, mussels, chicken and chorizo

I won’t comment on how much this normally is as I was using a voucher.

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This was to share, and takes roughly about 30 to 40mins to prepare.

This was a good sized portion, but I could have easily had this all to myself.

The calamari was cooked perfectly as it wasn’t that rubbery way, and the chorizo just added extra flavour.

Flavour was really good you could take everything, normally with fish dishes one ingredient is overpowering everything the rice, sauce etc but this was just right.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

The Wine…

FUENTE VERDE, GARNACHA ROSADO, CARIÑENA

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This was a very nice and light rose wine, and was perfect with the paella.

Overall :

Overall tonight was a nice relaxing evening.

With the voucher it was value for money, but even without it I feel if you were to share the paella and split the bill its good value for money.

The eventing was a very nice one, service and atmosphere was good and we both enjoyed our meal.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service :4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5
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