Casa Timis Traditional Romanian Restaurant (Tollcross, Glasgow) : Review

V: 17th December 2019

Invited by Casa Timis


Well well well, now this was an unexpected opening! I work in Tollcross Road, and a Romanian restaurant was the last thing I thought would open here but a pleasant surprise.

As you may know I have visited Romania many times, and seen many locations and loved what I have seen and also ate.

I added Casa Timis to my list to visit…not long after the opening weekend Casa Timis sent me an invite to come in for a meal and see their restaurant.

Looking Around

On entering the restaurant is very large, and has a large floor area. I’ve seen a few Facebook videos, and they use this for their traditional Romanian dance nights.

The Food

For those of you reading that haven’t tried Romanian food before, you have your fish, your meats, your vegetables etc its just how its all prepared, spiced and presented just like every other dish you have tried in the past.

For those who have had Romanian food before, just like me I thought I will go for a few dishes I have had in Romania so I could compare.

Starter

Bulz cu Branza de burduf, jamari si ou £7.50

POLENTA BALL FILLED WITH SHEEP MILK CHEESE, PORK RINGS & EGG.

a traditional Transylvanian dish, polenta ball, filled with sheep cheese cooked on the grill accompanied with pork rings and egg.

My fiancee who is Romanian made this for me a few years ago, so this would be interesting to see how here does it.

On arrived the first thing I noticed is how big the portion size was, not that that’s a complaint as I was very hungry tonight but wow a really good size.

This smelled really good and the presentation was good, now time to dig in and see what it was like.

WOW this was so good, just like I have had in the past and when I visited Romania. The flavours were really good, everything worked well together and really this was very good. For those who have never had Polenta think mashed potatoes.

This is a very nice and filling dish, and one I would have again.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5 (n/a tonight)
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Sarmale £10.00

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Traditional Cabbage Rolls stuffed and seasoned with minced beef and pork, smoked pork meat and rice, slow cooked in fresh tomato broth. Served with sour cream, homemade Polenta.

Visually when this was served it looked just like how it was served to me in Romania, so I couldn’t wait to dig in and taste it.

These were just as nice as I remembered, and worked with the sour cream very very well mmm my mouth is watering just typing this.

Again I would recommend this to anyone to try, or if you have had this before you will like this.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5 (n/a tonight)
  • Overall : 5

Side

I wasn’t going to have any sides, and technically this isn’t a side but when I saw they did Mici (pronounced Meech) I HAD!!! to order this and see how Casa Timis do Mici.

If you have seen my Vlogs when I have been in Romania I always stop and have Mici, I am addicted to it and tonight in Glasgow I was having mici.

I really liked this mici, it wasn’t like the mici I had in Romania but this mici was from a different part of Romania and just like every other country each part has its own of doing things and flavouring.

This mici wasn’t as herby as I have had before, but wow still a very very good mici and I can see me having this at lunch times at work or again any my next visits.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5 (n/a tonight)
  • Overall : 5

Desert :

Papanasi cu dulceata de afine si smantana £6.00

The Romanian doughnuts are served with blueberry jam and sour cream.

I first had Papanasi when I visited Bucharest, and really enjoyed it then so tonight I had to have it again and see how it compared.

SO SO SO GOOD!!!! I would actually say these were much nicer than the ones I had in Bucharest, and I could easily have this again and again.

The jam, doughnut and cream worked perfectly together and is extremely moreish!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5 (n/a tonight)
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

I went in really hoping tonight’s food was going to be as good as the photos I have seen on Casa Timis Instagram / Facebook page and I am so glad it was. The food was just like how I had it in Romania, and well the Papanasi was actually better than when I tried it in Bucharest.

There was traditional Romanian music playing in the background, but it was at a level you could just hear it and no more. For this is is perfect, as I hate having to shout across the table when I go out to eat.

I would love them to mix up the music a little, by not always playing traditional music but introduce some Romanian chart artists for the younger guests e.g. Carlas Dreams, Irina Rimes, Inna, Mark Stam, 3 Sud Est, Freestay, Vantotek to name a few. (Check out my introduction to Romanian Music post HERE)

Obliviously only doing this on the nights where its just meals, and not on the Traditional dance nights.

Thanks again Casa Timis for the invite and the amazing food 🙂

Ne vedem în curând (See you soon)

Also watch the VLOG 🙂

Review Scores –

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

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 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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