One Cove Road Cafe Bistro (Gourock, Scotland): Review


1 Cove Road
Gourock PA19 1RS

V: 24th June 2018      T:  01475 637 336  W:

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

I was very kindly asked by One Cove Road if I would like to visit them and have a brunch. When I saw it was in Gourock, I had to research what the best way to get there was before I could accept. Please remember my review is 100% honest, and not influenced in any way just because it was free.

After a little Googling, I found I could get the train from Glasgow Central to Gourock but get off at the second last stop (Fort Matilda) and from there it was only a 10 min walk which was perfect so I accepted the invite.

The walk from the train station to One Cove Road, was very nice as you have an amazing view of the sea and the surroundings.


Inside was nicely decorated, with a black and white theme. Even the staff’s uniforms were black and white, which was a very nice touch and looked very smart.


The Food…

Full Scottish £8.95 (N/A Today)
Two slices of bacon, square slice sausage, black pudding & haggis, fried egg, potato scone, mushrooms & tomatoes


I was very hungry so I thought let’s get the full breakfast……

First impressions were this was a good portion, and smelled really good….now it was time to taste.

Everything was perfectly cooked, and mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm the sausage was really!!!! good. It had the thickness of a burger but the flavour was mmmm this was the best sausage I have had in a long time.

Overall this was very filling, and I enjoyed every mouthful and as you guess LOVED the sausage. I would visit again just to have the sausage 🙂

Portion Size: 5
Flavour: 5
Presentation: 5
Value for Money : 5 (n/a today)


Firstly I would like to thank One Cove Road for the invite, I had a lovely visit and a lovely day in Gourock.

The staff were all very friendly, and very helpful with my visit today.

I would recommend One Cove Road to anyone that takes a visit to Gourock, you can either sit in or take away. If you take away you can enjoy a lovely walk, with a lovely view.

Check it out you won’t be disappointed, and try the sausage!!!!

See you again 🙂

Review Scores – 

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


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My Visit to Troon (Scotland)

Visit Date : Saturday 25th March 2017

Location : Troon Beach & Marine Troon Hotel

Today I went to Troon with my parents and now ex-girlfriend, and the weather was looking nice so it was going to be a very nice day.

I had heard that Troon were holding a street market today, so we thought lets take a look while we are down as we had booked Afternoon Tea at the Marine Troon Hotel.

The Market :


Before going I didn’t really hear much about it, or what stalls were going to be there.

We arrived about a few hours after it started (starting time 10am & arrived 1pm), and I counted about maybe 10 stalls. Most of the stalls didn’t have much left, and the stalls were just ok you had some fish, soup, soaps, plants and sweets stalls. It was a good selection, but I just expected more.

What I did like was the atmosphere, there was a lot of people and the weather was good and the place had great atmosphere. Everyone was enjoying themselves, the children were enjoying the sun and eating ice cream cones it was a nice day.

The Beach :

For me out of the places I have visited (so far) this has the nicest and cleanest beach. Standing on the beach you have a wonderful view (if its a nice day) of the Isle of Arran.

As you can see from my photos, today was a really nice day. The sun was out, the view was amazing and everyone on the beach was having a nice time.

For more info about the beach visit this link : Visit Scotland : Troon Beach

Afternoon Tea :

Location : The Marine Hotel

I have never been inside The Marine Hotel, I have only passed it when heading to Troon beach.


From what I saw from inside its very nicely decorated.

We were seated and asked who was on Tea or Coffee, and brought a glass of Prosecco each.

The atmosphere today was very nice and very relaxing.

The afternoon tea was presented nice, and had a good selection. Everything was nice and fresh, and as always you can’t beat a scone cream and jam.

Overall my day visit to Troon, was really nice and relaxing and I look forward to returning on another nice day…maybe even for a picnic on the beach.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Overall : 4
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Home from Home Lido di Jesolo (Italy)

Most of you that know me know how much I like going to Italy, for those that don’t well you’re going to learn a little more about me and a little about Italy.

Since I was about 9 months old I have been going to Italy every year, to be more specific a place called Lido di Jesolo. From a young age I have stayed in many hotels up and down Jesolo, some are now gone or have been taken over.

Lido di Jesolo is a beach resort near Venice, the beach and resort is very long with many shops, hotels and places to eat.

Why do I keep going back? No, I don’t have any family in Italy my parents just feel in love with the location as its near Venice and a few other places.

Lido di Jesolo for me is a home from home now, as soon as the plane lands I am instantly relaxed. I know where places are, and how to get to them.

I love the food, beach and seeing Venice.

Years ago I met a family from England, and for years we kept meeting every year. This was something I always looked forward to, as I could meet them again. We stayed and still do keep in touch with this family all these years.

What you will find about Lido di Jesolo, or Italy as a whole. A lot of people will either love it and keep going back, or they will hate it there is never an in between its always one of the other.

The Resort : 

The resort is always getting little updates, and modernised which is always nice to see from year to year.

Lido di Jesolo has many little snack bars, and restaurants so you will never not find a place for a quick bite or a meal.

There are many shops ranging from cheap to very expensive, and these can be gifts to clothes.

The beach is a favourite for everyone to visit as all the hotels are very close to it, and it’s a very very clean and safe beach.

Jesolo is on flat land, so this is also a perfect area for anyone who has poor mobility, old or in a wheelchair.

Top Things To Do :

Jolly Rodger :

If you have kids then this is for you.

You go on a large ship that looks like something from Pirates of the Caribbean, and it sails out to sea. Music plays and then the kids are given a drink of juice, then play with fake swords.

At one point the ship sails to a deep part of the sea, and another Jolly Rodger from further up the resort comes to its side. The kids are then given water balloons and they throw them at each ship.

More Info Here

Aqualandia : 

If you like water parks then this going to be your favour thing to do when here.

This place has everything you would expect from a water park, tidal machines to very long slides at crazy angles. It also features the highest bungee tower in Europe.

The park has been designed very nice, with lots of palm trees and many different tropical plants.

Just a heads up, make sure you have sun cream on or stay in the shade. If its a very warm day, you will catch a lot of sun.

More Info Here

Sea Life : 

This is a more recent attraction added within the past few years, at a shopping centre called Laguna Shopping.

I have still to try Jesolo’s Sea Life Centre but from what I have heard, it’s really good and interesting to visit.

More Info Here

Jesolo Lighthouse : 

Not a special thing to do, but a nice walk to see and take photos. Every year I visit Jesolo, I leave the room early (before breakfast) and take a nice long walk down to the Lighthouse. Its very relaxing and a lovely walk as the sun is just coming up and the beach is at its quietest.


Tours :

One of the biggest attractions Jesolo has for me, is how close it is to a lot of nice places to visit.

Venice :

Venice for me is a magical place to visit, its like stepping back in time. Yes, its busy, but if you go at certain times of the day it won’t be as bad. One thing I keep hearing people say is “Venice ohh its smells,” every year I visit Venice and only maybe twice I have smelt it bad but the reason was the weather was very warm and they were cleaning a canal out. So don’t listen to what people say.

I will be doing a blog post on Venice soon keep watching out for that.

Verona :

You can visit Verona as part of a joint tour, the Verona Lake Garda excursion. I have done this three times now and enjoy every moment.

Most of you will know Verona for one reason, Romeo and Juliet as this is where their famous balcony is.

You get about two and a half hours here, the first part you follow the tour guide and the second you get to do what you like. Since I have been a few times, I just go off and enjoy the full time to myself.

Lake Garda :

As I have said above this is part of the joint excursion.

Well, Lake Garda has to be seen in person to appreciate the beauty of the location. On arrival you see the sea view and this is amazing, you can if you like go out on a boat for a little time with a guide and see it from there. I have done this once and it was nice, but it does take up time you could spend at the shops.

There is not really a lot to do here, but it is worth a visit. It’s a very relaxing place to visit, and one maybe at some point I would like to stay for a long weekend.

Overall : 

As you can see from all the above text and photos, Jesolo offers a lot to do. You can go and relax or go and see sights or a little of both. The above is just a little of what Lido di Jesolo has on offer so check out the website link below.

If you do visit Italy try and see a few sights, and also try some of the local food and ice cream.

For more information on what you can find on Lido di Jesolo visit and select the language you want the page to be presented in.


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