March 12, 2016 Glasgow, Malaysian, Thai 1 Comment

Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn

On a suitably tiki, sun-kissed Tuesday, the Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn on Bath Street seemed the appropriately bartley location for a replenishing lunch.

Rendang and squid

Rendang and squid

I was joined by first time questers Jane and Kevin, both of whom had visited Tiki before. They were full of useful advice and recommendations about the dishes on the menu, which drew together pan-Asian dishes from the likes of Thailand and Malaysia.

The lunch deal of two courses for £8 sounded impressively good value so we all plumped for that.

Spring rolls and noodles

Spring rolls and noodles

I opted for the salt and pepper squid then the rendang beef, Kevin started with spring rolls then followed with veggie pad Thai, and Jane chose the chicken satay and the pork fillet with jasmine rice.

Dishes arrive altogether and looked hearty, with lovely fresh aromas to the fore. With contented noises emerging around the table, I tucked in.

Satay and pork

Satay and pork

Both of my dishes were very good indeed. The squid was lightly battered, smartly seasoned and really nicely cooked. It was a really good example of a dish I eat quite often, done with considerable flair.

The rendang was similarly flavour-packed with tender chunks of beef and aromatic rice. This was an enjoyably hearty eat.

So overall, I was really impressed with the Tiki Bar. With Tretchikoff on the walls, it lived up to its kitsch name, and service was friendly and prompt. It provided us with a very enjoyable and good value lunch, so it’s definitely a place I’d recommend.

Blythe scores Tiki
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

Today’s questers were: Jane, Kevin, Blythe

We ate: spring rolls, chicken satay, squid, veggie pad Thai, pork fillet, beef rendang

We drank: water

We wore: Tiki shirt, lei, flip-flops

Total bill: £24

Address: 214 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HW

Written by BKR