Thursday, 9 June 2016

Breakfast at Bell & Felix, Shawlands, Glasgow

It was the bank holiday weekend and both Mr EmmaEats and I were free on the Monday so we decided that we would do some more sightseeing around Scotland. My OCD personality generally means that I organise all our excursions however, I decided that I would let Mr EE take the reigns for a day. Which meant that I didn't know where we were going but I was told that the Southside would be suitable for breakfast. I've been to Bell & Felix for dinner before and loved it - you can check out my review by clicking HERE. I had heard great things about their breakfast/brunch so I decided that we would pop in there to fuel up for the day.

We arrived at about 9.15am on a bank holiday Monday morning so as you can imagine the place was quiet(ish) but to my surprise there were other diners there. We had the choice of tables so I took a seat down the back underneath the Bell & Felix sign. We were given our menu's by a very friendly waitress.

We were given the weekend brunch menu and there was lots of variety on it from scones; rolls; porridge; eggs (done loads of different ways); pancakes and the Scottish breakfast. I decided to go for the free range three egg omelette with mature cheddar & cherry tomatoes - however I asked for this without the cheese. Mr EE went for the porridge and french toast with bacon - very unusual for him but he had had a fry for the last two mornings so he was going for something healthier ;-). Our food came out nice and quickly which suited us as Mr EE had the day planned with military precision (I thought I was the one with the OCD tendencies) and we didn't have time to sit over a long lazy breakfast. My omelette was cooked to perfection, it was light and fluffy and not oily at all. I do find when I eat omelettes out they tend to be oily but not here. Mr EE enjoyed his porridge and thought that his french toast was really tasty. Food rating:- 4/5.

Once again the service here was brilliant. The waitress was very friendly and she seemed to make time to have a few words with all of the customers which I thought was a really nice touch. Service rating:- 5/5.

The last time I was here I said that there was something missing but that I couldn't put my finger on it. I'm still not sure what it is - I like the vibe of the place and much preferred sitting at the back of the restaurant this time but I still think it lacks something and I wish I could put my finger on it. There were a few people coming and going which I was surprised at given that it was very early on a bank holiday Monday morning. Atmosphere rating: 4/5.

Our meal came to £24.30 and this included 3 dishes (as Mr EE's had 2), 2 americano's and 1 cappuccino. For the quality of the food and the friendly welcome that I've received every time I have been here I think this price is very reasonable. Price rating: 4/5.

Last Words
Once again I was impressed with the food and service in Bell & Felix. On both occasions the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. It is certainly a great neighbourhood restaurant and a spot that I can see myself going back to again and again. Total rating: 17 out of 20. 

Date Visited: 30 May 2016

Restaurant Details:-
Bell & Felix,
248 Kilmarnock Road,
G43 1TT.

Website:- None
Telephone:- 0141 649 1684

Thanks a mil for reading.

Emma Mai xx

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