Following my disastrous meal at Oregano at the Eagle Lodge last night myself and a friend decided to hit the city and head into Glasgow.
As the sun was shining my friend suggested eating on the river bank so we headed to the City Cafe at the Hilton Garden Inn.
As usual I checked the reviews on Trip Adviser which were mixed, with several contributors complaining about the portion size and billing issues. However the thought of sitting outside on such a beautiful day was more appealing so we thought we would give it a go.
On arrival we were welcomed and offered a choice of tables, all with nice views overlooking the river and our drinks arrived within minutes.
The choice on the menu was small but adequate. I'm always suspicious when there are too many options on a menu as it usually means that the meals are pre-cooked or frozen. This was certainly not the case at the City Cafe.
Our waiter was friendly and helpful and as we were feeling rather hungry he suggested ‘The Finnieston Crane’ Burger at £12.00, which consisted of, double beef burger with chilli cheese, smoked bacon, onion rings and salsa. (check out the photo)
The wait for our main was minimal and when served looked sensational. Everything tasted fresh and home made. Even though it looked a bit of a challenge to get through, we finished it and enjoyed every bite.
I recalled someone complaining about the quantity of chips, so we ordered a portion on the side. The bowl was full to the brim and we were unable to finish them so no complaints here.
The dessert choice was small but adequate and reasonably priced. We just had no more room and instead finished with a coffee, which unlike a previous contributor we could not fault. It was freshly made and hit the spot perfectly.
If you fancy a day out at the river, accompanied by good food at reasonable prices you could do no better than going along and giving it a try.
We will certainly both be returning to check out some of the other offerings on the menu.
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