Mojo Troon

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2015 at 12:06 am

On Friday and Saturday evenings Mojo is doing two courses for two people for £12.99 so we decided it would be rude not to try it.

The two courses have to be starters and mains and there was certainly quite a range to choose from. I had the potato skins which have been a great favourite of mine since I lived in the US. My companion had soup. The Moroccan chick pea soup looked thick and tomato based and wasn’t too spice apparently.

For mains we stuck to fish and chips and linguine carbonara with garlic bread.

There is no doubt that the two courses were a bargain for what amounts to £6.50 per head. By the time we added in drinks it came to just over £21 without the tip. Everything seemed fresh and flavoursome. I just wish it hadn’t been such a cold day as we would have stayed longer if I’d felt warmer.

I suspect the place is very busy in the evening after 6 but we went before the normal rush hour in restaurants. The piano in the corner is a reminder that there is often live music in the evenings and this must lead to many a pleasant get-together.

Give it a try.

Rogano – Glasgow

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Yesterday we went to Rogano in Exchange Place in Glasgow and had the pre-theatre menu which has the offer of a free starter or dessert included in the price of your main if you leave before 7.45. This allows them to fill the cafe twice over in the evenings and is a small price to pay, literally and metaphorically.

We had two cocktails – a Bellini and a Margarita – and sparkling water. The menu has changed slightly since we were last there and sirloin is no longer on offer. Rib eye is a modern favourite but there is nothing to beat a juicy thick sirloin in my opinion. My companion had the Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Parfait with Arran oatcakes and apple & pear purée. We both plumped for the salmon special which came with crushed potatoes and tomatoes roasted on the vine. I had the Chocolate & Orange Brownie with mascarpone ice cream. With coffee, tea and macaroons to follow the entire bill came to around £60. The service was friendly and efficient apart from a small error of serving the coffee before the dessert rather than as requested as an accompaniment. The art deco look continues to enhance the ambiance and I will definitely go back.

Address: 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 3AN
Phone:0141 248 4055
Hours: 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm

The Dying of the Light

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Abruptly the power stopped
Obsidian pitch as far as the eye could peer
Drapes drew back to pick up ephemeral head-lights
Scattering illumination
The Christmas candles, long abandoned, languished on the dining table
Without a single match in a smoke-free house to dispel the murk.

No heat, no phone and worst of all, no internet
The dying devices waned without even a “Goodbye World”


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