I used a Groupon voucher for an early evening pub meal at Glasgow Mansion House, which cost £18 for a main course and a soft drink for four, in June 2012. I received credit from Groupon to select and roadtest a variety of their offers.
I was impressed to receive an email confirmation after making my booking by phone. It was quite confusing on arrival at tne Mansion House as there are several entrances to various venues.
Mansion House Glasgow
Cecilie (left) & Linda (right) at Mansion House Glasgow
It was so refreshing that there weren’t any exclusions on which main course we could order from the menu, after an unpleassant experiences at The Italian Job restaurant in Glasgow the previous day when we were unable to order two of the main courses that we wanted when using a Groupon voucher.
Cecilie had a Steak Sandwich which she thought was rather overdone. Linda and I had Steak Pie, while the pie was good, the accompanying mashed potato was very bland and not properly heated throughout. I also thought that some veg, such as carrot or peas. should have been served with the Steak Pie We all reckoned that Simon’s Chicken Fajita was the best choice.
Chicken Fajita at the Mansion House Glasgow
The Mansion House could improve their food by ensuring that items are appropriately cooked/reheated and by serving some veg, apart from potato with pies, as the quality of the food was fine.
From my recent Groupon experiences, the Mansion House in Glasgow are one of the few establishments doing things right; other suppliers offering Groupon deals could learn a lot from them.
- They confirmed the booking by email.
- There were no exclusions from the menu.
- The Mansion House offer did represent a money saving offer; with main courses priced around £7-8, getting 4 main courses and soft drinks for £18 was a bargain, in contrast to the Glasgow Thistle’s Afternoon Tea which stated a hugely inflated standard price to make the deal sound like a bargain.