The Living Room, St Vincent Street, Glasgow – January 2013

We two bloggers (@glasgowfoodie and @ananyah) fancied a natter and some food, we didn’t think twice about The Living Room, mainly due to the amazing Pork and Chorizo Burger that we had tasted blindfolded!

We started with a couple of cocktails from their seasonal menu

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Mixed berry and honey Amaretto sour for me (which was a bit of a wait but I did get a sorry)

2013-01-23 18.47.07Creamy, almondy with a fruity zing.  Loved it.

and  Winter Berry French Martini  then onto

teriyaki chicken skewers with satay sauce £5.75

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Creamy satay sauce, not overpowering or sticky.  Sesame seeds added to the teriyaki sauce gave this favourite another flavour.

thai fish cakes with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce  £6.00

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Spicy little blighters, loved them.  Just the right sized for popping into your  mouth after dipping into the tangy, sweet sauce.  Lots of spice in these bites.

Pork and Chorizo burger with smoked paprika alioli on a brioche bun with chips £10.25

Unfortunately my photograph for this was very dull due to the lighting.  The burger was moist, full of chorizo taste and the fluffy brioche with the smoked paprika alioli worked with the layers of flavour.

The Living Room Burder topped with Emmental and crisp pancetta, served with homemade relish and chips £10.25

2013-01-23 19.32.05 Good chargrilled taste, cheese was melted to perfection, my only gripe was the one slice of pancetta.  The accompanying sauce added some flavour to this huge chunk of burger.

A sharing board of desserts for £12 kept us very happy

2013-01-23 20.16.17Creme Brulee with passion fruit and coconut and Eton Mess were parts of this platter.  Special mention to the Chocolate Brownie/Cake slice – melt in the mouth.  I think if you ate more than this slice you would have to lie down for a week!

Excellent stuff again, two happy food bloggers.

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WIN Christmas Giveaway Day 1 – Antipasti Platter for Two at Billington’s of Lenzie

Find out about Billingtons of Lenzie and WIN

We love Billington’s.  Its a foodie tardis, with a cosy seating area at the front of the shop serving everything from brunch to cocktails (menu here) and they have cold meats, baking, chocolates, ice cream and a tempting selection of craft beers (even Mr Foodie finds beers here he hasn’t tried!)  speciality spirits and fine wines. In fact, it has everything you need.  Hence our love (and the staff are all lovely as well).

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They have just launched a new website where you can buy all sorts of goodies from beer to wine to macarons.  A handy section for Christmas is their Hampers & Gifts page.  Billington’s staff will make bespoke hampers or you can order them online.  As the wee meerkat says, simples!


It’s located a mere 2 min walk from Lenzie Railway Station, so it’s a short skip really by train, or car, from Glasgow.  Since opening in 2012 they been named the winner of the BBC Good Food ShowGlasgow’s Best Deli’ twice, in 2013 and 2014 – as well as being voted ‘Best Independent Retailer 2015’ at the East Dunbartonshire Business Awards.

Billington’s of Lenzie, 114 Kirkintilloch Road, Glasgow, G66 4LQ,

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Today\’s prize is a meal for two at Bella Napoli

Located in the heart of Shawlands, Bella Napoli has been around forever, but it\’s not one of those jaded Italian restaurants. Owner Domenico obviously loves his bling and style. Have you seen their 24K Gold covered pizza oven?

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The restaurant is in two parts with the front area containing cosy booths, bar area as well as take-away area. (try stopping yourself buying some of the cakes to take home!)

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Its the kind of place that is comfortable to pop into for a coffee, a quick lunch or a full blown family celebration (Italian restaurants are good for that aren\’t they?)

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