Transeurope cafe review (Glasgow)

Trans-europe cafe is a nice little cosy place for breakfast. It serves gourmet sandwiches and excellent sunday brunches.

We decided to try trans-europe cafe after a recommendation from a friend. 

As it is an open kitchen, yes your clothes will smell.

Prices are reasonable. Not too expensive.

Had my all-time favourite drink – hot chocolate and this was pretty good.

My friend had a latte…which looked very presentable. Haha…cannot comment about the taste as I didn’t taste it.

Love the egg benedict. Eggs were perfectly cooked and well presented. First impression was how is it that the hollandaise sauce looks so watery. I thought this was not going to turn out so well as the hollandaise sauce looked different from the normal hollandaise sauce I know. But it worked. Sauce has a slight mustard taste to it so gave a bit of a kick to the tastebuds.

My friend had a sandwich but I think I prefer my egg benedict more than anything else!

Overall, a wonderful experience. Nice environment to meet up with friends. I think the group of 6 of us were really lucky though to secure a place as it is quite a small restaurant with limited seats! Would come back someday for the hot chocolate and the eggs again.

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Cafezique Glasgow review

Breakfast is one of the meals I really look forward to on a weekend or post-nights.

My favourite is poached eggs, whether it be eggs royale, eggs florentine or eggs benedict..

It annoys me when the poached eggs is not perfectly done, especially in the restaurant.

I tried Cafezique in Glasgow 2 months ago….

We sat at the top which apparently is the better seating area as it does not smell as much.

I thought their hot chocolate was really good. Not too thick. Good enough for my liking.

My eggs royale. Poached eggs were perfectly cooked. Not overdone. Love how the poached eggs were on a single muffin rather than 2 separate muffins.

French toast, banana. A bit strange that the banana was lying at the side of the french toast. Not quite what I expected it to be.

My friend had a B.L.T which was pretty ok.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience here and would love to come back again for the eggs royale. Definitely met my expectations! Prices are not too expensive either. Food presentation was pretty good. Would love to have more!

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Number 16 Restaurant review

8 months ago, I moved to Glasgow from Leeds.

Initially, I was a bit afraid to venture out as I didn’t know where’s the best place to eat in Glasgow. I read a lot of reviews on trip advisor yet was apprehensive on the thought of trying out restaurants. I spent the first 5 months in Glasgow cooking in my wee humble kitchen before I thought it is time to visit some restaurants – Number 16 was one of the first few restaurants I tried.

First impression was very good.

I love michelin star restaurants. But I cannot afford to eat in Michelin star restaurants too frequently.

Number 16 is definitely good enough to satisfy a fine dining craving. The food served was pretty good to the extent I visited Number 16 3 times altogether in a week. The good thing about Number 16 is that they accommodated me even though I told them that I was coming alone. I am saying this because I know of michelin star restaurants who shun me away just because I was going solo.

Ranked top 7 on trip advisor with many good reviews. Definitely got to try.

Warm bread. The dipping oil that accompanied the bread was good.

Starter: Pan fried fillet of rainbow trout with lemon, crab and potato creme fraiche and sauce vierge.

Rainbow fillet was not overcooked and was just nice. Skin was crispy. Not too sure about the crab, couldn’t really taste it.

Main course: Slow braised ox cheek, roast garlic and parsley mash, root vegetables, parsnip puree and wild mushrooms.

Lovely dish. The braised ox cheek was so tender and MOIST (as some places that i know braised meat till the meat taste dry) that the meat melted in the mouth. Vegetables was not overcooked and just nice. Everything was well seasoned and blended well together.

Dessert: Lemon and coconut tart. Passion fruit sorbet.

Nicely balanced dish as well. I was initially a bit worried that the dish may turn out sour if not done properly. But everything tasted just perfect. Tart crust had a crunch to it and not soggy wet. Would love to have it again. They also gave quite a generous portion of passion fruit sorbet.

Hot chocolate was ok.

Overall very good experience. Friendly and attentive service staff. Food was fast and well prepared. Starters came out within 10 minutes of ordering and main course followed 5 minutes after I finished my starter. Not michelin star standard but definitely above average in Glasgow.

Will recommend to others and definitely worth coming back again and again.

 

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