Dunya, Duke Street

Hello! My head’s stopped working. I’m not sure if this is what one would call “writer’s block”, and to call this “writing” is I suppose factually accurate, if not a particularly great example of the oeuvre. I’m not even sure that oeuvre is the right word to use? Is oeuvre even a word? Doesn’t it […]

Turkiye, Candleriggs

Evening! I’m gonna keep this one uncharacteristically brief, folks – for no other reason than I’m absolutely bank-holidayed out. Decided it was a nice day for a walk, and because I’m an idiot, I decided to embark upon a 10 mile walk in the 21° sun whilst wearing a jacket. In fairness, I have a […]

Mrs Falafel, Woodlands Road*

Hi! Shawarma Police reviews these days have been a bit like buses; you wait ages for one to turn up, and then it turns up. Used to be three but because of Covid, it’s just the one. And you’ve waited ages. Unlike buses, Shawarma Police won’t charge you £2.50 to go three stops down the […]

Shawarma Grill, Paisley Road West

Hello, good evening, WELCOME! So I ran a poll (see last post) asking which eatery I should review next – the choices were Shawarma Grill, in the city’s sexy southern district, or The Partick Kebab Van, in the city’s up-and-coming “west end”. The poll was close, but here was the final result, and the vote […]

German Doner Kebab, Glasgow

Howdy! The wait, as they say, is over. They’ve been threatening to open for ages, and now they have – but is it as good as we’d hoped? Well, we’ll get to that. It wouldn’t be a Shawarma Police review unless I veered massively off topic to begin with, would it? So let’s get to […]

Pizza Punks, Glasgow

Hi! The more observant of you, dear readers, will have noticed something unusual about this review, and that’s no mean feat, considering we are less than 50 words in. The word “pizza” appears in the title. Pizza? On a blog, ostensibly about grilled meat? What’s that all about? Well, guess what. I am an adult. […]

The Glasvegan, St Enoch Square

Hello! In a recent discussion with a vegan about this very blog, he was very complimentary about the writing (yeah, it’s alright, I guess, but won’t win any awards or nothing) but lamented the fact that, as things had to die in the making of the foods that I eat and then loosely write about, […]

Lazord, Glasgow

Oi Oi! Before we get going on today’s excellent “content”, let’s delve into the Shawarma Police fan mail, shall we? “Dear Shawarma Police, I don’t think you’re a real policeman, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re exposed as a FRAUD and a PHONEY. Yours faithfully, Reginald Hollis” Well Reginald, that was insightful. […]

Shawarmarama, Platform @ The Arches, Glasgow

Hi hi hi hi hi, hi. Once upon a time there was a nightclub. This nightclub lived below a mainline railway station, and had many adventures. Then, one day, the Police got involved and said “Excuse me, Mr Nightclub, but you can’t have any adventures any more”, and shortly afterwards it shut down. This made […]