Smash Burger 2nd Visit (Glasgow) : Review

165 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3EW

V: 4th September 2018      T:  0141 332 4554     W: www.smashburger.co.uk

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


Tonight I was going to an event and wasn’t sure how much food would be at it plus it had alcohol so I needed something fast and filling….so Smash Burger it was as it was close to the location I was heading to.

Again just like last time, it was very busy, but we managed to have a seat and quickly ordered due to the time limit tonight.

The Food…

Burger…

TRIPLE BACON TRIPLE DOUBLE £7.75 plus the fries £2.95
Two Juicy Beef Patties, 3 rashers of bacon, triple melted cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion on a SMASH bun.

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Finally, I got to try a burger here, and this one sounded very good.

This looked very good, and due to being hungry and time limit, I just went for it.

The burger as a whole was very nice, very tasty not the best in Glasgow but it was very good and hit the spot.

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

Overall

My second visit here was just like the first, the atmosphere was ok, staff very nice and the food was good.

I would say here tops McDonald’s, Burger King and Five Guys for me so if your a fan of them do check out here as I think you will switch.

I am now interested to come back and try a few more burgers, plus the shakes I wanted to try on my first visit.

See you guys soon Smash Burger

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4.5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 4.5

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Elena’s Spanish Bar & Restaurant (Glasgow, West End) : Review

90 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8PZ

V: 31st August 2018      T:  0141 237 4730  W: www.elenastapas.com

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


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I don’t tend to go for Spanish a lot when I eat out, to be honest, I really don’t know why it just tends to be Italian, Chinese or Indian…

I was walking around the West End today and saw a sign advertising this restaurant, so I thought let’s walk up to see what it looks like.

On entering, it looked very nice, and everyone looked very relaxed….so I opted to stay and have dinner.

The Food…

They recommend that you order a few dishes, as they are tapas and small…plus you can always order more if you’re still hungry.

Tapas

Chorizo a la sidra (GF) £6.00
Chorizo in cider

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These I have to start by saying come looking like this, normally they are finely sliced but now was the time to taste.

These were the best Chorizo I have had, and I really enjoyed them plus the sauce….mmm perfect!

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

Albondigas de ternera caseras £6.00
Homemade beef meatballs

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This for me looked a good portion size and smelled really good so I couldn’t wait to try them.

From start to finish these were cooked perfect, and full of flavour and very easy and light to eat.

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

Patatas: bravas o ali-oli (V GF) £4.50
Fried potatoes with spicy sauce or alioli

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Again another very good sized portion.

Hmm for me these were a little bland, the sauce did help add that little flavour.

For me just a little too bland so I am not sure I would order this dish again.

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

Croquetas de morcilla £5.00
Black pudding croquettes

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This was very nicely presented, and very nicely prepared.

Basically, the haggis was turned in to a puree, so the texture was not what you expect but wow this is so good.

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

Crema Catalana £5.00
The original creme brulee

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This looked very nice when it was placed on the table, and one of my fav desserts.

This was very nice, and I could have easily had seconds.

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

Elena’s Blackberry and Thyme Sparkle £5.00
House gin, fresh blackberry puree and cava

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This cocktail was recommended by the staff tonight, so I thought let’s give it a go.

This was a very easy cocktail to drink, and one that was very very nice.

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

Overall

My first visit here was really good, the food was very nice, the service was good and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

I am now going to have here on my top spots and is now my number 1 for Spanish food.

I will be back soon guys 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

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BrewDog (Glasgow, West End) : Review

1397 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8AN

V: 26th August 2018      T:  0141 334 7175  W: www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/glasgow

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


I have always walked past here and looked in and wondered what it was like, so today finally went in and also had a beer.

Inside had a nice cool and funky atmosphere, people were chatting, eating and also playing tabletop games which is very cool.

The Food…

Burger

Chipotle Chorizo £9.50
sesame and poppy seeded brioche bun, 7oz beef brisket patty, chorizo, padron peppers & chipotle mayo

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This sounded really nice, and looked ok when it arrived so it was time to taste.

Hmmm not as nice as it sounded.

This needed a lot!!!! more chipotle mayo and chorizo as the flavour was just there and no more….

Little dissapointed as it sounded really good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3.5

Beer…

Very Big Moose £9.99

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OH! MY! GOD!!! this is my favourite beer ever!!!! it’s 12% and tastes like chocolate and very smooth…..

Yeah, its a little costly but so so so good.

Overall

Overall it was a mixed visit, the burger was just ok….will try a different one next time but the beer WOW this made my day and visit.

The beer was the best!!! cant wait to have this again!!

Review Scores – 

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

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