December 27, 2013 Review of the Year No Comments

March was lightly peppered with very good places, including Elbow, which was also the busiest post of the month. I went there for Sunday lunch, and have subsequently returned to try their burger. Both visits were excellent, with real quality and value on offer.

Roast from Elbow

Roast from Elbow

I visited Michael Neave’s Whisky Bar and Kitchen twice in March, and was highly impressed on both visits. Their lunchtime offering is particularly high value, so has grown to be a real favourite with a number of people.

Rafael’s was another highlight, with a really beautiful meal, carefully prepared by a warm and amiable host.

I was really impressed with Glasgow’s Riverhill Coffee, which brought together excellent coffee and delicious savoury treats, for a highly accomplished café experience.

I thought Crombie’s, Kweilin and the now closed Russian Passion were all very good, too.

The only lowlight was Ashoka, on Hanover Street. My visit resulted in a letter to the management, rather than a review. Rarely have I visited somewhere so comprehensively poor, so I’d say it’s best avoided in 2014.

Written by BKR