279 Cafe Bistro (West End, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

I always just passed here when I was in the West End, and always thought it looked nice.

Today I finally took a visit and checked out what they have and the atmosphere.

The Lunch

French Toast £7
Bacon & Maple Syrup

As you all know by now I have a sweet tooth, so when I spotted this on the menu I knew I had to order this as it sounded too good not to have.

On arrival, this looked and smelled really good, so after a few quick pics, it was time to pour the syrup and dig right in.

This tasted as good as it looks, and the french toast was the best I have had and it all worked really well.

I could easily have had more of this today, but I didn’t want to come over like a pig 🙂

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Today’s visit was very nice, the cafe has a very relaxing atmosphere and the menu choice is very good.

I will be going back, as I would like to try a few more dishes so keep watching and if you are in the area do check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ziques (West End, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

The guys at Ziques invited me to come for breakfast or brunch, so we set a date and I took a visit.

When I stayed in the West End I always passed here, but never went in and always wanted to and today I am glad I did.

I loved the little outside part, this would be nice when the summer hits or on warmish evenings.

Entering this had a really nice and modern look, and I was greeted and shown to my table which was upstairs.

The Breakfast

Benedict – bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise, sourdough £n/a (normally £9)

I saw a few things I would like to have tried but settled on this as it’s been a while since I last had one.

On arrival this looked really good! my mouth started watering instantly.

I wanted the perfect bite, so I made sure I had a bit of everything and then tasted it.

This was so good! the sourdough worked extremely well with this, the bacon was cooked perfectly with a little crispness to it and the egg and sauce mmm so good.

This is the best Eggs Benedict I have tasted in a long time!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Ziques for my invite, I will be adding here to my to my top spots page as I enjoyed my visit and the food very much.

I will be back again soon as I want to try a few other dishes so keep watching this blog.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Joia Italian (West End, Glasgow) 2021: Review

The Visit

I recently visited a lot of Italian restaurants, and had really great meals and said I would be back…I always keep my word and today I was in the West End and decided to visit one of them.

The Food

I really enjoyed what I got at my last visit, I had to order it again.


Olive Ascolane £5.95
Deep Fried Stuffed Olives / Truffle Mayo / Pulled Beef & Pork

On my first visit here which was also my last, I had these and instantly loved them.

The slight crunch then the burst of flavour followed by the slight olive after taste it was perfect and extremely moreish!

So I had it again at tonight’s visit.

Tonight it was exactly as my first time, and highly recommended.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rigatoni Carbonara £11.95
Rigatoni Pasta/Black Pepper/Egg Yolk/Pecorino/ Guanciale

This was anther dish I had last time, and loved it so much I had to try it again tonight.

This was exactly as I remembered, the pasta perfectly cooked, and the guanciale just melted in my mouth and added massive amounts of flavour.

This is now one of my favourite pasta dishes.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pannacotta £6.95
Bone-Marrow / Saffron / Red Wine Caramel / Cherries

I said to the guys here last time that on my next visit I would try this….and I kept my word

I have never tasted bone-marrow before so I didn’t really know how this would taste but its always fun to try something new.

hmm ok so it was a nice taste but different…I think its one you either will love or just think is so so.

Would I have it again? hmm maybe but I will try some of their other dishes next time.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

As I said I had visited a few Italian restaurants recently and all had great food so I thought I would pop back to them all and share their great food with you.

Tonight’s visit was very nice, the staff very friendly and the food was amazing.

I am adding here to my top spots page!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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