Restaurant Taverna Sârbului (Romania, Mehedinti): Review

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Taverna Sarbului
(Calea Timișoarei nr. 2 C DN 6 km 344)
E70, Drobeta-Turnu Severin
Romania

V: 12th May 2019. T: +40 727 223 300. W: www.tavernasarbului.ro


Today I visited The Danube, and after taking in all the views I built up an appetite and stopped at this restaurant.

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On entering we were shown to a table near the window, so while eating we had a lovely view of the Danube river. The chairs and tables were a heavy dark wood, and there was a lot of pictures on the walls but for some reason, it worked and suited the style.

Today I was told I had to try a fish soup! yes, a soup and for those of you who are regular readers know I am not a soup person…for me its an older generation dish but…I said OK

The Food…

Starter

Riblji Paprikas 26,8 LEI
Saramura de carp

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On arrival, it looked OK, well as much as a soup can look good for me.

Time to dig in and try it…

OK so it was nice, not an overpowering fish taste, to be honest, it was a nice blend of all the flavours. I just had to watch out for some bones, but I didn’t find any which was good and yes I did finish the soup.

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

Main Course

Ovcija Kobasica Na Zaru 29,8 LEI (200 G)

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I knew I had to order something else just in case I didn’t finish the soup, but I also had to think if I did I wouldn’t be too hungry so this is what I ordered.

So yes I did finish the soup and moved on to this, these were very nice and even nicer with some mustard. For me not as nice as Mici, but still very nice and I would have these again with a side of fries or something.

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

Overall

So I did what I aimed to do and try new food, and yes I enjoyed them. Would I get the soup again well you know me, not really a soup person so probably try another starter but!!! I am glad I tried it.

Review Scores –

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

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Additional Details

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

Taisteal (Edinburgh) : Review

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1-3 Raeburn Place
Edinburgh EH4 1HU

V: 20th October 2018      T:  0131 332 9977  W: www.taisteal.co.uk

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


The guys at Taisteal were kind enough to invite me for dinner, to try the food so I made a date and visited. Taisteal is a family run restaurant, that uses locally sourced high-quality Scottish ingredients.

I visit Edinburgh probably around twice maybe three times a year, I do this every year as its nice to have a little day trip here every now and then.

Normally when I visit Edinburgh I stay in the main areas, so when I saw the address of Taisteal I had to use Google Maps to find it. To be honest here is very easy to find, and I am so glad they invited me as I wouldn’t have seen how nice this location is.

This area that Taisteal is situated in is very nice, its got a really nice look and feel to it and many nice little shops….its worth a visit if you’re coming to Edinburgh.

After a little walk about this area, now it was time to go to the restaurant.

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This was a very nice looking restaurant inside, I loved the feel and atmosphere plus there was music in the background but at a very good level where you can actually hear the people you’re sitting with.

I was given both the main menu plus the market menu to choose from….now it was time to pick something.

To be honest this was very difficult to do, as most of the main dishes sounded very good.

I opted for off the main menu…

While waiting I was brought some bread and butter. I was told by the staff that the butter was smoked, to be honest, I never had smoked butter before so this would be interesting.

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The bread was nice, and the butter was interesting.

Its hard to actually describe the taste, it was nice but I am not sure its something I would have again but it was an interesting taste.

The Food…

Starter

Caramelised Cauliflower & Coconut Soup £6.00 (Tonight £n/a)

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I am not a soup person, which is why you never really see me have it.

Tonight I saw this on the menu, and to be honest with you the sound of it sounded very nice and interesting so I had to try it.

Going by the photo the bowl is deeper, and you get a good portion.

The taste for this was so so so good!!!! it was a nice thick creamy soup with an amazing taste.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : n/a tonight

Main Course

Pan-Fried Hake, Crab Cannelloni, Courgettes, Brown Butter Crumb £16 (Tonight £n/a)

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As I said at the start of this review, I found it very difficult to make a choice for my main as a few dishes sounded so good…..but I opted for the fish.

Fish is something again I don’t really go for, so I thought let’s have a change and try it.

I started with the Crab Cannelloni, the flavours were good and it was nice and tender.

Next was the Hake, normally I avoid fish due to bones but I didn’t have any in this. The fish broke apart with ease, and had a nice hint of lemon and was very nice.

Everything was cooked perfectly about this dish.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : n/a tonight 

There is always room for a dessert…

Dessert

Salted Caramel Baked Alaska £6.5 (Tonight £n/a)

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On arrival, I noticed it had nuts sprinkled around it, which I can’t take so I pushed them to one side and dug in.

Mmmmm this was so good and a perfect end to a perfect night.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : n/a tonight 

Overall

Well, I am very happy I got tonights invite, firstly I found a part of Edinburgh that I never have been to and really liked and also found a great restaurant! Just like always guys even though this meal was free, its a 100% honest review.

I really liked here, the prices are ok if you consider the quality of the ingredients used and how good it tastes. As I also mentioned at the start, if the main prices are a little too costly for you….they do have a market menu which is a great price for this amazing food.

For me, Edinburgh has many places to eat, but most are just ok. Taisteal is now on my top spots to eat in Edinburgh and I will be recommending it to everyone when they visit Edinburgh.

Thanks again Taisteal for the invite!!!

See you soon.

Review Scores – 

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

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Obu Pan Asian (Glasgow) : Review

2nd Floor Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 9th February 2018      T:  0141 221 7044  W: www.obupanasian.co.uk

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


The worst part of being a food blogger,  is you have always try different places (not really a bad thing) but it means that the places you really like to visit get pushed back and you don’t visit as often as you would like.

Obu Pan Asian is one of these places for me, I am always relaxed there and enjoy the food so it was time to put a pause on my places to visit list and go back to Obu.

It was nice to be back, and I was welcomed and shown to a table. I was then told they had a new menu, and given more details about it.

This was very good and the guys here were nice enough to allow me to try it tonight, even though it’s only available on specific days and times.

Sunday – Thursday : 12pm to 7pm
Fridays : 12pm to 6pm

Any three dishes from £12.95 per person

The Food…

Sweet Potato Chilli & Coconut Soup
Garnished with sesame and chive

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As most of my family and friends know, I am not a soup person for me soup is an older generation food.

Tonight I decided to give this a shot, as it sounded nice plus if I didn’t like it I still had 2 other dishes to eat.

O.K this was very nice, I loved how sweet it was but not over powering and brace yourself….I would have this again.

The chilli part is really nothing, there is just a tiny tiny hint but don’t let that put you off. The flavours all worked very well together and was very good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Pork Hirata Buns (Two Pieces)
Soft white steamed bun filled with Hot Sin pork strips

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Yup I like my buns when I come to Obu Pan Asian, so when I saw this on the menu I needed to see if this was as nice as the Boa’s that I had last time.

On arrival these came in a nice basket where you take the lid off to reveal whats inside, I really like this as it adds to the presentation and its very cool…well I find it cool.

This was nice, the buns were very soft and the pork was perfectly cooked and tender.

For me though the pork strips could have packed a slightly bigger punch in flavour but thats just a personal preference.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Salt and Pepper Squid
Chilli and garlic dip

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As soon as this arrived I was like I cant wait to try these!! what I have found is this dish is either a big HIT or a massive FAIL in restaurants these days. Some are too chewy, not salty enough or far too salty.

I was very happy tonight with this dish, it melted in my mouth and the perfect combination of salt and pepper and with the dip that just added that extra mmm but trust me the dip wasn’t needed as these were perfect.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Overall

I am so glad I put my restaurant list on hold tonight, and come back to Obu Pan Asian.

Tonights experience was very good, and the food was just as good and maybe even better than I remember.

I look forward to my next visit here

See you 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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