We had the pleasure of being invited along to try out the new menu at Chillies West End recently. I have a friend who is a huge Chillies fan, so I was intrigued to find out what he loved so much.
I somehow have managed to never go to Woodlands Road, despite being in the West End a lot (and we got married at Park Circus). Seems like a really nice area so I’m keen to venture back. Chillies had quite a decent sized dining space so it wasn’t crowded and we were able to relax without feeling rushed. The waiter also told us that they don’t have a liquor licence, but we were welcome to pop along to the bottle shop and get some wine if we liked.
I was driving, so had a strawberry smoothie (I can’t remember the exact name). The waiter was really helpful and made sure it didn’t have milk in it so I could drink it without feeling sick.
We then started on the tapas menu. As I’ve said before, tapas really suits me as I like eating lots of different things (short attention span!). We ate all of these:
We easily ate all of it! The only thing that I didn’t love was the last dish, but I think it was just my tastebuds as Graeme liked it. The butter chicken was delicious and we were fighting over it. The standard Indian dishes all exceeded expectations – like the pakora and the tandoori. I also thought the food was really good value – all of the above comes to around £22 which is great value for a dinner for two.
The restaurant itself is really nice inside. It’s quite casual but without a cheap feeling to it. It was busy for a Saturday night and the tables were getting turned over quickly – not that the staff made us feel rushed.
I would much rather make the effort to eat here than phone a takeaway. I think that Chillies was a great restaurant, and I can see why it has a good reputation with my friends!
The Glasgow Food Blog dined as guests of Chillies West End and were not asked to write a positive review in return for the meal.