The Crafty Pig (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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508 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8EL

V: 16th February 2019.    T:  0141 237 4040.    W: www.crafty-pig.com/


Tonight I was walking around this area of the West End, and I decided to pop in here and have a beer and a burger.

Looking Around

On entering it instantly hits you that this is more a pub/bar, but they do have a section through the back where you have booths to eat.

Since I am getting into the craft beer scene, I spotted a few names I recognised so I was going to try a beer I’ve not had before.

As I was shown to my table I had a look at some of the food everyone else was having, and ohhhh they also do really nice looking Hot Dogs.

Main

Southern Fire Burd £10.95

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Crispy chicken, bacon, cheese & buffalo sauce

On arrival, this looked very good, and a good sized portion.

First I tried the chips…

These were nice and fresh and had a good taste but a little salt was needed but that’s more a personal preference.

Now the burger…

mmm, the chicken was nice and crispy but had a tender centre, the sauce and cheese and bacon just added to the flavour.

This was a nice chicken burger!!

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

Overall

A really nice first visit, with some good food and a good selection of craft beers.

I will definitely be going back here, as I HAVE to try the hot dogs!!!!

If you like chicken burgers check out this place!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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Kelvingrove Cafe (Glasgow, West End) : Review

1161 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TB

V: 2nd August 2018      T:  0141 221 8988  W: www.kelvingrovecafe.com

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


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Tonight I was here to attend an event, but I arrived a little early and was very hungry so I thought let’s have a little snack.

This was my first time in this Cafe, and looking around it had a nice look and tonight it had a nice atmosphere.

The Food…

Haggis Bonbons £6.50
With Johnnie Walker Gold label Whiskey Sour Dressing

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This was just a little snack as I didn’t want to fill myself up too much, plus I had a very big lunch.

On arrival, this looked nice and also smelled nice and a perfect size for a starter or snack.

This was very nice, the coating was just crispy and no more and the flavours were really good. I could have easily had more, but it was just a snack.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3

Overall

Overall from my short experience before the event, it was nice and relaxing and the food I had tonight was nice.

Here is a place I would visit again, but this part of the West End I don’t tend to visit too much but if I do I will stop in again and check out the food and drinks.

Review Scores – 

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

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Crossing The Rubicon (CTR) Craft Beer & Curry (Glasgow, West End) : Review

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372-374 Great Western Rd
Glasgow G4 9HT

V: 4th December 2017      T:  0141 337 3111  W: www.crossingtherubicon.com

Child Friendly: Yes (Well Behaved)     Accepts: Cash & Card


About 2 weeks ago I got a little email in my inbox to come along to CTR tonight, to try some food and drinks from the new menu….how could I refuse? plus this place was on my list for a while and now I would finally visit.

On entering you are instantly hit with a new hip pub/restaurant, and looking around you will see a lot of very cool artwork all over the walls (see more on my instagram)

CTR do a very wide range of craft beers, but the menu is always changing so you are sure to find many new ones you will love.

Tonight I was invited to come along as try some samples from a new menu, and also to try some beers…how could anyone say no to that plus as I said its been on my list to try so a win win for me.

The Food…

If you have never been here before, the food here at Crossing the Rubicon is tapas style. My best advice and the staffs is to order 2 or 3 dishes, as one wont be enough….unless your not mega hungry.

Due to the amount of samples and all the descriptions, I have attached the menu so you can see what we got.

From the big long list, it was served as a big platter on the table. I was sitting with 4 other people, so we all got to try one item each.

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The only one I didn’t try was the lettuce one, as it contained nuts which I am allergic to.

The rest was very nice, my favourite from the above was the Mumbi Sandwich (3rd from the left). This I would have loved to have on a bigger scale, maybe on my next visit.

Once we all went through the above platter, we were handed out some more dishes. I think I forgot to take a few photos, due to just enjoying eating….bad food blogger I know :p

The above is the Masala Chips and the Chana Chat Taco, both of these were very nice and would have again.

One of the last samples was the The Rubicon Frankie, unfortunately no photo again (shame on me) but it was basically a burrito filling in a nice wrap. This was very good, so the Mumbi Sandwich and the Frankie I cant wait to try again but the full sized dishes.

The beers…

I tried these beers tonight one was very light (left) and the other a little heavier. For me I found it very hard to pick a favourite, but if I really had to I would have to choose the Magic Porridge Oatmeal Stout.

Overall

Overall the night went very well, there was a good turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy the food.

The food for me was very nice, and I found my two favourite which I aim to have again next visit.

I would like to thank Crossing the Rubicon for my invite, and give a big hi to Max who tonight gave me very lovely comments and put a massive smile on my face.

See you soon!

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