It’s been a busy period for me over the past few weeks – holidays, work, travel. So I thought that this time around I will do a double bill and combine my eatings out in one article, since actually I haven’t really been eating out too much. We only have four entries during the past two weeks and they were all good, dare I say! Starting with trying Six By Nico’s New York menu and having a pre-Easter dinner at Nam Tuk Tram Stop last week and visiting one of my favourite West End cafes, Kaf for a Monday brunch (gotta love a long weekend) and having a fabulous meal with some brilliant ladies at Rishi’s on Friday in week #2.
Dinner at Six by Nico – New York Menu (Finnieston)
I have written about Six by Nico twice already (full review and in a previous My Week Of Food Post) and I will probably never stop raving about this fantastic restaurant. Managed to catch this menu in its final days and I’m really quite glad that we did. It’s not the best ever that’s come out of the Six by Nico kitchen (Illusion is still my favourite) it was still amazing. That’s the thing about Six by Nico – any menu that you catch will offer outstanding food which has imagination and fantastic flavours. It really never disappoints. This menu was inspired by New York (as the name suggests) and each dish played tribute to this colourful city. From the delicious mini salmon bagels we started with to the Big Apple dessert which definitely stole the show. A cheesecake shaped in a red apple? Just one of the interesting things you can find in Six By Nico. The food was fantastic as usual and I pretty much can’t fault them for anything – flavour, presentation, imagination, service and value. It’s all there!
- ££: £25 per person for a six course menu without drinks. Very good value for money!
- Good for an occasion or when you want to get the fine dining experience for a better price.
Dinner at Nam Tuk Tram Stop (West End)
This is one of the newer additions to the West End food scene. Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of change in this location on Dumbarton Road but Nam Tuk Tram Stop seems to have bedded in well. The restaurant offers Pan Asian food so you can expect to find Chinese, Korean, Japanese and other Asian dishes. A four of us visited on Saturday before Easter and we managed to try a few different dishes. The friends we visited with all quite liked the food, but I am not as sure as them about it. It was okay and it will be fine if you like Pan Asian food. I found it a bit too salty and didn’t like all the flavours on offer, but it wasn’t bad. For me the décor was the highlight of the visit as I really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant! I should mention that the staff were also fantastic and actually went above and beyond during our visit.
- ££: Around £20 per person. We had a variety of dishes so we mixed and matched. Good value for money.
- Good for: One for the Asian food lovers!
Brunch at Kaf (Partick)
I’ve already written about Kaf in a previous post and nothing much has changed since the last time I visited – it’s still the lovely little charming spot in the West End. It’s always a treat paying Kaf a visit and I can always be certain that I will get a decent cup of coffee and some delicious food. If you haven’t yet been, you should absolutely visit this little gem of a café in Partick!
- ££: About £8 for a breakfast dish. Good value for money and great portion size!
- Great for: brunch and coffee.
Dinner at Rishi’s Indian Aroma (City Centre)
If 5ft Dosa is your thing then Rishi’s is the right place for you. Rishi’s is one of the best South Indian restaurants Glasgow has to offer (in my humble opinion). This is my second visit to the restaurant and their dishes were really without fault. Since it was five of us, we decided to go for it and order the Family (5ft) Dosa on offer which basically took over the whole table. We also shared a number of curries and sides for a delicious Indian meal. Perhaps the only thing I’m not a fan of at Rishi’s is the service – not very friendly or polite. However the delicious food made up for it so based on that I’d say it’s definitely one to visit when you are in the city centre.
- ££: Bill came to around £15 per person, and considering how much food we had that was great value!
- Great for: South Indian food – definitely order a dosa when you are there!
So here it is – you have two weeks worth of food to read about. Slightly shorter post today but I felt like keeping it that way after the marathon writing I had to do for my much much longer post of a Menu for 10 people!