I first spotted Eusebi Deli when I was coming out of Kelvingrove Park at Gibson Street and Bank Street last week. The corner unit there had been vacant for as long as I can remember (at least 10 years!?) so I was a bit surprised to see sparkling white paint, loads of windows and people bustling about inside.
I was intrigued. I had to check it out.
The first thing I did was press my nose to the glass to see the menu (I had to get home to cook dinner and I had a sleeping lady on my hands so didn’t go inside). Luckily I’m no shrinking violet since my nose print must have alerted someone to my presence and I was handed a menu by a super efficient staff member.
We got to chatting and as can be expected, we chatted kids in the Deli. Yup, kids are welcome and yes, there’s a baby change facility. They have high chairs and I was told they even fit 3 prams in a corner once. So, way hay! Large parties of mums welcome.
As for a kids menu, nothing official. But, the guy did say there’s pasta with sugo (pasta a tomato sauce), pasta with polpette (pasta and meatballs) and a special pizza just for kids (pizza with chips and hotdogs).
Armed with this information and very excited to try a new restaurant in the ‘hood, we set out this past weekend to test run the place for ttt.
We probably didn’t choose the best time to set out for our lunch (1.30pm on a Saturday). But, despite being packed to the gunnels, and after only a moderate wait, we got a seat (a comfy hybrid booth seat big enough to fit my big bum and the lady).
The atmosphere was nice (but very busy) and though we ordered our food fairly promptly, it took a while to get it. Saying that, the food was definitely freshly made, so you could almost forgive the wait.
What would I say about it? Well, the food was delish, but not sure I would pay what they’re asking for for the adult portions. It seems a bit pricey with pasta dishes starting at £9.
The kids portion on the other hand was amazing value. The lady had the sausage and chips pizza (mostly so we could try it) and it was half the price for the exact same amount of food. I think if we go again, I’ll just be sharing a pizza with the lady since there was plenty of food for both of us!
Overall service, well, prompt enough to get us to the table and to take our order, but slow to deliver the food. As I said before, you could almost forgive them for this since it was very fresh. However, when you’re ordering for kids, especially during hungry times of the day, you just want the food to come AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! (you all know what I mean!). So if they could give you some bread while you wait or something totty that would do me fine.
As for paying, well, it was like they didn’t want us to leave. It took an age to get a bill, and even longer to get access to the card machine. I should say the staff looked run off their feet, and maybe that was because it’s so new open and they’re just working through teething problems…one hopes.
Overall, tasty. Very busy and expensive. But excellent value for the kiddy-winks.
Would I go back? It’s a big perhaps. Watch this space!
Have you been? What do you think about it?