The Western Club Restaurant (Glasgow): Review

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Western Club Restaurant
32 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AB

V: 18th April 2018. T: 0141 248 2214. W: www.theclubrestaurant.co.uk


The guys over at The Western Club Restaurant kindly invited me over to dine with them, I had never been here before so I accepted and added to my calendar.

On arrival I got a little confused as to when I walked up to the door, I saw a doorbell….at first I thought maybe they don’t open till later so I waited. After maybe 5mins someone exited and spoke to me…and then shown me to the restaurant.

Basically, the top floor is a private members club, and they like to have the door secure so this cleared things up for me…..so my next visit I will just ring the bell upon arrival.

Looking Around

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Once I entered I went up to the first floor and entered the restaurant.

Wow, this place is very nice, as you can see from the above photo it has a very smart but relaxing look to it….and since it’s situated on the first floor if you get a window seat you can see Royal Exchange Square.

The Food…

I was given a menu to choose what I wanted, so it was decision time…..here’s what I choose.

Starter

Chicken liver parfait, Arran oaties and red onion chutney
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I am a big fan of this dish as my starter, and as you know if you follow my posts when I have this I am mega fussy….why? well, normally you get lots of parfait and not enough to put it on….was this the case?

To be honest it was but! yes, there’s a but I just added extra to the oaties and then ate some salad with it. I didn’t mind as it was a very good parfait and I enjoyed it very much.

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

Main Course

Risotto of sun blushed tomatoes & spring onion, parmesan crisps, pea shoots
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Risotto is my second favourite Italian dish after Carbonara, so I had to try it here and see how the chef did it.

This was very nice, and not very heavy which was good as some times you can feel very bloated and too full after it in some places.

The parmesan crisp was very nice, and very moreish and worked perfectly with the dish.

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

Desert

Rasberry Crème Brulee
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I love Crème Brulee so I had to have this option, plus the raspberry part sounded interesting.

This was really good and so good I could have easily had more, and the little biscuits just melted in your mouth.

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

Overall

Firstly I would like to thank the Western Club for my invite.

Tonight I had a really nice and relaxing meal and will go back to try a few other dishes and some of their cocktails.

If you’re looking for a nice dining experience please do check here out.

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: No as its more for an adult dining experience
  • Payment : Cash & Card

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Birthday dinner at Amore (Glasgow, Merchant City) : Review

30 Ingram Street
Glasgow G1 1EZ, UK

V: 8th April 2018     T:  0141 553 0810     W: amoreglasgow.co.uk

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


Yup back at Glasgow Amore for my 35th Birthday, this was booked by my girlfriend and it was a great place to have a birthday dinner.

I was recently here (see the review here) and enjoyed it very much, so I was very happy when I heard it was here.

Just like the last time we were seated, and given a few mins to look over the menu.

This time I was just having a main course, as there was a birthday cake waiting for me later so I had to leave room for that.

The Food…

I was a little bit of a bad food blogger tonight, but hey you can forgive me since it was my birthday….I forgot to take not of the cost but then again it was a treat….

Main Course

Fish Risotto

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I like a good risotto, one that has flavour, good consistency and also fills you up…

This was very nice and had a really nice pleasant, but not overpowering flavour to it. Half way through I was starting to get full, but I always finish what I order.

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

Overall

Overall very happy with what I ordered tonight, and again just like the last time I had a very nice pleasant and relaxing time tonight.

Please check out my other review here, and do pop in to Amore you wont be disapointed.

Review Scores –

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

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Balloch House Hotel Restaurant : Review

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Location

Balloch Road
Balloch
G83 8LQ

Visit Date : 2nd April 2017
Today I attended the Lomond Shores SpringFest17 event, and after working up an appetite we all went for dinner.
This was my first time eating in here, my parents and my friends parents have been a few times but for me it was the first so I was looking forward to seeing what it was like.

Starter :

Blacksticks Blue cheese fondue £4.95
with vegetables and toasted rustic bread (V)

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I decided after being a little bit of a pig today at the event, I would try and have a slightly healthier dinner….yes I did say slightly.

This was a perfect size for a starter, it wasn’t too filling that you would start thinking “oh I might not finish my main”.

The blue cheese dip was very nice, could have been a little stronger for me but thats just a personal thing.

The amount of vegetables you got with the dip, it could have had a few more as there was still lots of dip left over.

Overall it was a good starter and I would have it again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 3

Main :

Broad bean and asparagus risotto £9.45
with roasted vine tomatoes and Gran Moravia cheese

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For me this would have been a perfect risotto if it doesn’t have such large chunks of asparagus in it, if they were cute down to very small chunks it would be been really nice.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall :

Overall todays meal was ok, if the risotto had smaller chunks of asparagus rather than the full thing and many of them I would have really had a nice meal.

I would go back here for dinner, and maybe try a few other items off the menu.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4