In theory a good idea, as pasties are a bit of a break from thre norm, and there's a huge selection. The problem comes with the fact that pasties actually don't taste particularly good. In essence they're dense pastry filled with potatoes and meat, and i just don't think potatoes and pastry go. £2.80 for what is in effect a potato filled sausage roll is hardly good value either, and is evident in the lack of queues at this outlet.
However, their breakfast rolls are absolutely outstanding. Still expensive, but a Cumberland sausage and bacon bap simply has to be tasted. So on that note, four stars.
This is easily the least popular foodstand at Glasgow Central. I don't know why, because the smell from here is amazing!
£2.80 will get you a medium pasty, filled with steak, potatoes and turnip. Although it's pretty fattening, it just feels more wholesome than any of the other options nearby. A cup of potato wedges is £1.20, which I would say is a bargain for the amount and quality.
Try it and see!
There are a few of these around, mostly in train stations, and possibly in airports (I could possibly have made that last one up though). So its all pasties? So what? Well you get all sorts of other things like steak and stilton pasty! Lamb and mint! Pork and apple! Chicken Balti! So its not quite as plain as potato in a pastry, there is a bit of flavour in the thing. This is not all there are many different vegetarian ranges too. The pasty is a good idea, but so so fattening and not full of much of anything nutritious. The staff at these West Cornwall Pasty stands are usually a bit cold, and lack a bit of personalisation which is true of this place but it doesn't really matter when you are only in for a few seconds.
There are quite a few other bits and bobs you can buy too, such as brekkie stuff, hot drinks, rolls and pizza.
This place ticks me off everytime I go past it.
The pasties look so good - sitting there - their brown rumpled crusts tempting me.
You get them though and the taste never lives up to the initial gaze. But somehow a Steak Bake from Greggs always tastes like it should (good or bad). Maybe I am not fussed with turnip in a hot meat pie. No idea.
So, here we go - a word to the gullible - when you see it at the end of the big platforms - keep walking. There are better things out there.
Save your money and appetite for a somerthing other than a pastry bundle of disappointment.
I was cold, the train on which I had just travelled to Glasgow Central had suffered a failure in its heating system, and I had already waited some time on the platform before it arrived at the station from which I would set off.
I was hungry. I had expected to arrive in Glasgow in good time for lunch, but the delayed departure of my train and further delays en route meant that I was late.
The aroma of hot fat hit me whenever I stepped from the train. The West Cornwall Pasty Company was calling me to its stall. The trek down from one of the unfashionably high numbered platforms gave me time to think; would I have their classic pasty, or a more exotic one? Would I have a sausage roll?
Arriving at the counter I was disappointed to find that others had beaten me to the draw; the choice was limited and I took the last sausage roll. It was neither as delicious as I had expected nor as full of sausage as it ought to have been.
Okay but not special; even for a chilled traveller.
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