Divans Darbar (Maryhill, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

The guys at Divan Darbar asked me to come back and try their new Indo_Chinese Thali and they also mentioned that on Tuesdays they are now doing a £2 curry deal…that’s amazing!!!

I accepted and we set a date for my visit.

I had been here before, and I was going o be returning soon as I have a list of places in 2022 I wanted to go back to.

The Food

Indo-Chinese Thali £n/a tonight (normally £5.99)

Set Menu :

  • Veg Spring Rolls
  • Chilli Chicken
  • Egg Fried Noodles
  • Chinese Chicken Curry / Veg Curry
  • Prawn Crackers

I think this is a great idea, as I am sure it will stop a few family arguments when one member fancies Indian and the other Chinese….so now that can be sorted without any issues.

On arrival wow this was actually a lot bigger than I thought, it’s perfect for two people to share I would say or one very hungry person.

For me the winner here was the chilli chicken, it had a great flavour and a tiny kick.

The chicken for the curry and chilli chicken was mega tender! it was soo good.

This is a solid 5/5 one due to the flavours, two due to the quantity and three due to the cost!

You have to check this out!!!!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pepper Dry Fry (Chicken) £4.95
Pepper, the king of spices, is blended with ginger, garlic and aromatic Indian spices finished with a tempting coconut oil, mustard and curry leaves.

This was actually the starter, I asked the guys here what they would like promoted and this was one of the suggestions along with the Indo-Chinese Thali.

On arrival, I was hit with such an amazing smell, and visually this looked very very nice.

I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I noticed from the menu it had a few chilli icons next to the title, so I thought ok be prepared for something spicy…I took a bite…

Oh ok, this had a kick but a very subtle one, but the flavour…wow this was super tasty! The chicken was nice and tender and each bite packed a punch of great flavour.

I could have easily had this again! and I think on my return visit I will be ordering this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nihari Nalli (with bone) £9.99
Nihari Nalli is a stew from Indian subcontinent. Slow-cooked shank of lamb in a tomato based gravy.

I asked the guys here what else they would like to promote, and they recommended I try this dish.

On arrival this looked very interesting, and smelled very nice….so after a few photos, I tried it.

I took the meat off the bone and tasted it, just like everything else it was very tender and had a lovely flavour. The gravy was very very nice, so nice I used the naan (see next post) to clean the plate.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kerala Paratha £1.95

The name caught my eye as I know have a few friends from Kerala and I am sure I will be making more soon….so I had to order this.

This is a flaky doughy flatbread, the outside is crisp and flaky and the inside is soft and warm.

I loved this as the texture was great, and the flavour was very nice. It was nice on its own and also when dipping into a gravy.

I will have this again on my return.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Garlic Naan

The guys brought out a garlic naan and WOW this was HUGE!!!!!

The naan was nice and fluffy and the garlic flavour just added to an already nice taste.

This was great and as I said HUGE! perfect to share with someone.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Divan Darbar for my invite again.

Just like my first visit, the staff were very friendly, the service was very good and the food amazing!

The food here is packed with flavour and it will make you want to keep visiting to try more dishes.

Guys do check here out and let me know what you got and thought.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The review posted above was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

Wudon (West End, Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th November 2020


I have passed here many times on my walks in the West End, and always wanted to take a visit.

Today I did that, and here is what I thought.

Venue

Inside has a very nice modern and very relaxing design and atmosphere, today I was seated at the window so I could enjoy my meal while people watching.

The Food

I didn’t really know what to order as it all sounded very good, so it was a random selection and it was a good one.

katsu ga lay fan

Chicken Katsu £9.50

Mild Japanese curry sauce, steamed sticky white rice

I have had Katsu Chicken Curry before, but it was ages ago and I cant remember from what restaurant.

I thought lets try it here and see how it is.

The chicken was very tender, super tasty and the sauce and the sticky rice all were a perfect combination.

This was a big portion, and you get a load of rice with this…..I really enjoyed this 🙂

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kamo maki *new*

£4.50

This one sounded interesting.

WOW WOW WOW is all I can say, the flavour of this was just amazing! I could have easily had another 3 portions of this.

This is new on their menu at the time I am typing this, so please take a visit and try this!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ap Soong

£6.00

I was told to try this today, as its very nice…it sounded very strange but interesting at the same time.

So you get a lettuce leaf, pout the contents inside and use that as your bun? not sure if thats the right word but thats it.

This was actually really good, and a cool way to eat. The flavours all worked together and the lettuce added a nice little crunch giving you a nice texture.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

I am so glad I finally visited Wudon, I had a great visit and had really good food.

The stand out part of the meal was the Kamo Maki, I LOVED the flavours of this so much.

I am adding here to my top places to visit, and I will visit again.

Review Scores –

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

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Lee Burn (East Kilbride) : Review

V: 14th August 2020


Tonight we visited the Lee Burn as my grandparents wanted to take us out for a meal.

I have been here before but it was ages ago.

The Food

As I said it was ages ago when I was last here, so I couldn’t remember what I had or how good or bad it was.

I recently lost my appetite so I wasn’t too hungry tonight, so I skipped my starter and just went for my main meal.

I didn’t know what to order, so I took a chance on a burger and just randomly selected one.

The Burger

Smothered Chicken Burger £11.99

Golden-fried breaded butter chicken topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and Brewdog punk IPA BBQ sauce.

Presentation was nice, and I didnt expect as many chips.

The chips were very nice, as I always love skinny fries and they didnt need any salt.

The burger had a really nice flavour, but the cheese seemed to have dried up which was a-shame. It needed some cheese to take away the full crisp bite, or some sauce but overall it was very tasty and filling.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 4

Visit Overall :

Tonight was a nice night with my parents and grandparents.

The atmosphere was good, and we all enjoyed out meals.

It was nice to try somewhere different and also just randomly pick something from the menu.

Review Scores –

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

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here 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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