Bianco e Nero lunch review
After first visiting years ago, our editor Robert Blair was delighted to find out that Bianco e Nero has only gone from strength to strength.
Since opening it doors as the town’s regeneration was kicking into high gear, Bianco e Nero quickly asserted itself as one of the finest lunchtime eateries that Paisley has to offer.
Anchored around a welcoming yet innately sleek feel that could be found in any urbane district of a big city, the Gauze Street locale’s eclectic menu has allowed them to excel at both the old favourites and the adventurous with the same hallmark of quality.
Tastefully decked out in muted colours and comfortable seating, the café offers picturesque views of Paisley Abbey while its rear room provides a more secluded experience and provides scope for larger gatherings.
Whether you’re convening with a club or getting together with the extended family, their expansive repertoire and amiable atmosphere means that there’s something for everyone.
During my visit, I got things underway with a soy-milk latte (£2.40). Rich in flavour and expertly presented, there’s a real artisanal quality to their coffee that speaks to the level of assiduousness that they put into selecting their produce across-the-board.
Eternally armed with a big appetite, our designer Paul wasted little time in tucking into his Jamaican Jerked Chicken pizza. Considering how quickly it was devoured, it came as no surprise when he informed me that he’d loved each well-marinated bite.
As for me, I opted for a halloumi and sweet chilli baguette (£5.50). Accompanied by a vibrantly tasty side salad and slaw, the baguette itself saw the two flavours intermingle wonderfully, ensuring that one never threatened to overpower the other.
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If you’re familiar with our reviews, you know that we always have ample room for confectionary. Much to our relief, this is something that Bianco e Nero can satisfy with aplomb.
After marvelling at the selection and mentally whittling down our options as fast as we could, we opted for a generous wedge of Victoria sponge and a caramel granny apple cake respectively (£3.70 and £3.50).
To my delight, the addition of a dollop of whipped cream complimented the indulgent flavours of the sponge while Paul was quick to compliment the sumptuousness of the caramel and the crumbly base that went with it.
A credit to Renfrewshire’s culinary sphere, Bianco e Nero has continually upped their game at every turn. Exhibiting no signs of plateauing any time soon, Paisley residents can rest assured that they’ll be able to watch this café continue to evolve in real time for years to come.
Bianco e Nero, 27B Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1ES, 0141 887 3870, website. This review was published in Mill issue 10 September/October 2020.