Halloumi | Review – Why Have One Big Meal When You Can Have Seven Small Ones?

I’ve never been one to turn down trying new food (unless it contains mushrooms). So when I saw a new Greek restaurant was opening in the city centre, I had to try it!

The menu has plenty of small plate options (mezze) and they recommend 3 dishes per person. Between three people we ordered seven dishes and it was just the right amount. I loved the small dishes, each different along with some new foods. Given the mixed reviews I had read, I went in expecting it to be good, but nothing special. Thankfully, expectations exceeded me and if it’s okay, can someone send me 20 boxes of their Halloumi fries please?

FOOD

So as per the spoiler above, I loved the Halloumi Fries – I could have eaten them all day. The batter was lovely, light and crispy whilst the Halloumi inside was light and soft whilst not being ‘squeaky’ or chewy.

The Houmous and Pitta Bread were amazing. It contained fresh garlic, olive oil & lemon juice which was lovely and probably the best I’ve ever had. It was also topped with (what I assume to be) Paprika which was different and added a nice touch rather than the plain Houmous you’d eat at home.

Next up is the Halloumi & Pomegranate salad on a bed of leaves followed by a Grilled Swordfish Steak, marinated in lemon juice and fresh garlic served on a bed of asparagus.

I loved the Pomegranate salad as it was fresh and they gave you thick slices of cheese rather than thin slices I would have expect to get. That was one of the reasons I was sceptical of going here but despite them having small plates, they give you great portion sizes.

The Swordfish was lovely, soft and fell apart nicely. I had never had it before so it was something new!

I wasn’t too keen on the next dish – Pan Fried Scottish Scallops in an anchovy butter. They were soft and cooked very well but I didn’t actually taste the anchovy butter. It’s a shame as this dish could have been so nice but lacked flavour for me.

Wow – these look and tasted amazing. It was a bit tough to cut but wasn’t tough to eat. For me, it also lacked flavour but still tasted good.

AND FINALLY THE LAST DISH…


This is a dish called Spanakopita – a filo pastry with a Spinach and Goat’s cheese filling. This was lovely as it wasn’t sweet, bitter, heavy or overpowering. For the price it could have been a bit bigger but overall, another great dish!

THE OTHER STUFF…

The staff were very friendly and we waited approximately five-ish minutes before getting our first dish as they all come when they’re ready. I love how you can see into the kitchen as they’re freshly preparing your meal. It’s not a loud place either as there is nothing worse than trying to hear everyone talk to each other over loud chatter/music. However, the dull lighting took away from the atmosphere which made it hard to get good photos.

The prices for the individual dishes were decent but as mentioned, some are a little pricier than I would have liked them to be. When added up of course, it’s rather expensive but if you think about your average lunch such as a burger, etc…that could be £10/15 for one person, plus drinks – so it’s probably around the same price as any other meal out.

***

Three favourite dishes:

Halloumi Fries

Houmous & Pitta Bread

Spanakopita

Least Favourite:

Scallops

***

Location: Glasgow

Food: 5/5

Staff: 5/5

WaitingTime: 5/5

Atmosphere: 4/5

Value For Money: 4/5

OverallRating: 23/25

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16 Comments

  1. September 26, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    This place looks so quirky and the food looks delicious even though I am quite a fussy eater!

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

  2. September 26, 2017 / 10:02 am

    This post is making me hungry! I love “nibbly” meals so much – perfect for having a variety of flavours in one meal!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • September 27, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Exactly!! So worth the little meals vs. bigger ones!

    • sophielouise14
      September 26, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      You do – its soooo good!

    • September 27, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      They’re the best! Surprised there isn’t more x

  3. September 24, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Oh my goodness this sounds like my type of restaurant. I wish I lived somewhere near a Greek restaurant. Halloumi fries oh my word!

    • September 24, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Genuinely need a whole box 🙌🏽🙌🏽😂 they’re fab!

  4. Chloe
    September 24, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I do love meals like this! I love snacky, nibbly meals almost as much as a roast dinner or a pizza!

    • September 24, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      I’m the same 😀 love these tapas like dishes x

    • sophielouise14
      September 26, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Same – small plates trying a little bit of everything is amazing x

  5. September 24, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I absolutely hate hallumi but this place looks cool, my mum and boyfriend would be obsessed with it hahaha!! Great review!!x

    • sophielouise14
      September 24, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, some people I know can’t stand it because it’s squeaky 😀 x

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