23 Oct Festive Dining
West End Dining At Christmas
With our 10% off Sunday and Monday bookings available now, there’s no better time to book a festive break away to Glasgow. We want you to make the most of your visit and one of our city’s favourite past-times is, quite simply, eating. Yep, we love our restaurants almost as much as we love a good swally (a drink, to those not in the know). Glasgow is one of the most culinary diverse cities in the UK and has the menus to prove it. Here, we give you a quick rundown of our favourite spots for festive dining this Christmas season, so read on to see where you should be reserving a table to make the most of your holiday.
If you’ve managed to pronounce the name correctly then ten points to you! This fine dining institution is situated on the quaint cobbled streets of Ashton Lane, just a few minutes’ walk from our front door. Dishes are made from the best local ingredients with a focus on fresh Scottish seafood. Current menus offer Eyemouth crab with elderflower yoghurt, soused mackerel and Kingdom of Fife wood pigeon to set your taste buds alight. Veggie options are pretty decadent too, with foraged mushrooms and globe artichoke with buckwheat granola making appearances.
Bistro at Hotel Du Vin
The elegant hotel opens its doors for diners aplenty during the Christmas season and it’s not difficult to see why. The set menu is from just £32.50 and includes pumpkin risotto and smoked salmon terrine to start, along with pan-fried seabass and traditional, slow-roast turkey as mains. The classic crème brulée is just one of the desserts on offer and the menu even includes mince pie and coffee to finish.
For a true taste of Scottish Christmas, head along to Ruthven Lane -just off Byres road – to The Bothy. Festive dinners are just £32.95 per person, and with a choice of five dishes per course, there’s something for everyone. Our favourites include smoked duck breast, slow-braised shin of beef and chocolate delice.
Masala Twist West End
If turkey isn’t your thing then try something a little different at Masala Twist. The restaurant is known for its spicy cuisine influenced by dishes from around the Indian Subcontinent, with the festive menu featuring classics like South Indian chili lamb, and Bombay Aloo. There’s Gulab Jamin with ice cream for dessert and three courses is just £22.95.
Back over the other side of the globe, Café Andaluz has been serving up Andalusian delights for a number of years now. Christmas menu meals are served tapas-style taking in vegetable dishes, meat and fish, and are best shared with a table full of loved ones. You can expect classic patatas bravas, tagine of lamb shoulder, grilled goats cheese and traditional Spanich trifle for pud – mmm!