Barfia (Pollokshields, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

Unit 3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow, G41 2SS

As you know I have a sweet tooth for all sweets, including Indian sweets and Barfi is one of them more so from Barfia as they do flavoured one that taste soo good.

With lockdown and things happening in my life I was unable to get my Barfi fix, and now I have popped in and treated myself to a mixed selection box.

The Box £20

I loved my last visits to Barfia and loved the Barfi, so I was looking forward to this amazing mix.

I tried making Barfi which you can see in my recipes page, but it wasn’t as fluffy as the real thing closer to a toffee texture, so having the real deal was going to be great.

I opted for the box as I was getting one box as a gift for a friend, and it looked really nice I also opted for the box for myself as I love nice presentation.

I wont describe every flavour but here were the ones that stood out for me….even though I finished the whole box 🙂

  • Coconut
  • Millionaires
  • Mint
  • Rainbow Unicorn (this was amazing!!!!)
  • Candyfloss

The above are my new favourites and I can’t wait to get them again, especially the Rainbow Unicorn which was very very very nice!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

All I can say is Yum! Yum! Yum! I think that sums up my thoughts on the Barfi.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes.

W: www,barfia.com

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Barfia (Glasgow) : Review

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Unit3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow G41 2SS

T:  0141 429 3204.    W: www,barfia.com


I heard about this place opening ages ago, but then it went out of my mind completely.

Recently one of my friends brought one of Barfi’s boxes for me to try with them so I couldn’t wait as I love Indian sweets….well I love sweets period I have a sweet tooth 🙂

About

This shop has recently opened and from what I have heard is mega popular, and I can see and taste why but I will get to that.

They do many different types of Indian sweets but today I was trying Barfi.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is very similar to toffee but not as chewy and softer.

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The Barfi…

This was today’s box…and when I say today I mean I will be getting more to try 🙂

  • Millionaires
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Oreo
  • Vimto
  • Banoffee
  • Celebration Cake

Yup, there was one missing but this was eaten before I took the photo.

So let’s do a wee breakdown on flavours :

Millionaires

Firstly the smell was ok and close to what it was trying to be, the taste hmm not that close which is a shame as it could have been really good.

New York Cheesecake

Firstly the smell was spot on, and the flavour was very close so I was impressed with this one.

Oreo

The smell was just ok, and the taste again so so…this was not that good which is a shame as most things that have Oreos are really good.

Vimto

This had a strong smell, and unless you’re a Vimto fan you won’t like the taste but if you are then this one is for you.

Banoffee

The smell of this was very good, and the taste was the best out of the whole box. This one was my fav!

Celebration Cake

The smell was very close to a Birthday cake, and the taste was ok you could just taste the cake favour as it was very subtle.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

My favourites were the Banoffee and the New York Cheesecake.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes but I do recommend you try the original then these flavours.

W: www,barfia.com

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Willow Tea Rooms (Glasgow):​ Review

217 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow

V: 15th July 2018      T:  0141 332 7696  W: www.willowtearoomstrust.org

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


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I had been here many years ago, I think just before it closed for some sandwiches and coffee. I heard it hard recently opened so I thought I would pop in, have a small something and see how the renovation had changed it.

On entering it has changed a lot!!! what used to be where you would buy bits and bobs, and some jewellery its now all for you to sit in and have something to eat or drink.

Next door is now where you can purchas items.

Todays Order…

Scone with jam and clotted cream £4.25
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The wait for this was a little longer than expected, but it did arrive warm so I am guessing it was maybe freshly made.

This was good, what can you say a scone with clotted cream and jam is just mmmm

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

Viennese Coffee £4.00
2 shots of espresso and whipped cream

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On arrival, I took the photo right away. This did not look like what it should be, it looked like it should be something else (but it was the correct order)

A Viennese Coffee should not look like this, this just visually looked like a double espresso and that was it.

The coffee was nice but it was NOT what it says it was.

This is how it should be!

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Sorry guys big disappointment here!!!

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 1
Value for Money : 2

Overall

Overall the refurb for here was very nice, at the time of my visit it was only open maybe around the two weeks area.

Today’s visit was ok, I loved the scone but the coffee a massive disappointment!

At some point, I will go back and try the afternoon tea.

Review Scores – 

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

 

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