June 7, 2014 Burger, Glasgow No Comments

Exterior

Exterior

Having visited Wee Guy’s Cafe for breakfast, a few months ago, I made a note to give their “big” restaurant a visit when next I was around the Merchant City. Today was the day.

I’d heard good things, particularly in relation to their lunchtime and pre-theatre menus offering excellent value. With two courses for £9.95 in a rather stylish bar and restaurant setting, I was impressed from the outset.

Caponata

Caponata

Service was warm and welcoming. I was seated at a table of my choosing, which was just near the bar. The cheery and attentive waitress brought menus and ran me through the specials. I liked the sound of the burger so made a note to order that. I quickly settled upon the caponata to start, so once she had returned with my sparkly water I swiftly ordered.

The starter soon appeared packing a very attractive look and taste. The mix of aubergine, grapes, olives and pine nuts in a richly fruity sauce was really nicely judged.

Burger and chips

Burger and chips

The main course wasn’t quite so good, but was still good quality, hearty fare. The burger could have used a little more fat in the mix to give it better succulence. The bacon and cheese in the topping were both very good, though, and the chips though a little peely-wally were very tasty.

So overall, I really enjoyed my trip to Guy’s. I’d be happy to come back for another visit as the value on offer is impressive. I’ll order differently, next time, and expect to find rich pickings. It’s a lovely little spot that’s well worthy of your attention.

Extreme burger close-up!

Extreme burger close-up!

Scores
Blythe scores Guy’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: caponata; burger

I drank: sparkly water

I wore: blue shirt

Total bill: £12.30

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Written by BKR