Moyra Janes @ 20 Kildrostan Street
Went with a mate to Moyra Jane's last night for a bite to eat. I've walked past the place hundreds of times and until then had only ever had a couple of slices of cakes and never a proper meal.
We'd spotted that they are currently doing a deal during the week of 2 courses for £11.95 and 3 for £13.95 so thought we'd give it a go. We also thought we'd take advantage of the last remenants of the summer and sit out side where they have three small tables for two. Thankfully, unlike lots of other places with outdoor tables, the pavement is nice and wide and the road is very quiet. It was pretty pleasent sitting outside and watching others wander by, including spotting a few people who we knew. Made it feel a more sociable event, shame we don't have the sun all the time.
I've got to apologise as I was starving when we sat down so I didn't really take many photographs of our food before it was all wolfed down. I started with a goats cheese and caramalised pear dish served on a toasted cibbatta with freash salad. Not something I would normally order but I have to say it was delicious - I'd have happy eaten a bigger version for my main course as well. My mate had the Arbroath Smokie (pictured above) which he said was great but he did voice a preference for their Cullen Skink which he'd had the last time.
For the main I fancied some comfort food and was thinking about choosing the burger until I discovered they didn't serve it with chips. Instead we both went for the macaroni cheese with chorizo sausage. It was tasty too, though I think we should have ordered some garlic bread on the side, as a full bowl of macaroni on its own takes some eating.
By this point it was starting to get chilly so the waitress showed us to a table inside. The cafe is really nicely decorated inside with dark wood panels, tasteful lighting and black and white photos of the staff on the walls. It feels very comfortable and friendly. We both ordered desert of their inhouse made honey comb vanilla ice-cream. As readers of the blog will know I'm a big ice-cream fan and this one passed my taste test. Its light, creamy and very, very sweet. Maybe a little too sweet for some as the lumps of honeycomb get stuck in your teeth but I was a fan.
All in all, including drinks it was just £15 each which for the quality of the food was fantastic. I really, really liked my goats cheese starter - so much in fact I'm thinking of trying to make it myself tonight.
20 Kildrostan Street
Glasgow, G41 4LU
Phone: 0141 423 5628
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