As you know I love eating out almost as much I love cooking at home. However, this blog is more about inspiring you to cook at home while also giving you some ideas of where you can eat out in Glasgow. Over the past few months, I felt that My Week of Food posts were almost as frequent as my recipe posts so I took a wee break from them and concentrated on posting more recipes. I wanted to keep blogging about new stuff I try so I’m going to continue posting about new places I try and do a monthly or bi-monthly update (depending on how much new stuff I try). This is the first a new breed of posts and I’ve split into two parts because I managed to try quite a lot of new places in April!
Revolution de Cuba – Brunch – City Centre
Revolution de Cuba launched their brunch menu back in April and it’s actually a pretty good deal. For £15 you get a brunch dish, a glass of prosecco and a brunch cocktail. Very decent eh? I met some blogger pals to give it a try and we all left pretty satisfied. We didn’t try the cocktails on that occasion but I will definitely be back to give them a shot too. I had the breakfast burrito and a latte. The burrito lacked a bit of spice and was a bit dry but overall wasn’t bad. It’s not the best brunch in town, but it’s pretty decent.
- Price: £ – most breakfast dishes were around £8, and the brunch deal for £15 is pretty decent!
- Good for: The food is okay and the atmosphere is nice. It’s a good spot to meet friends.
Smashburger – Dinner – City Centre
Smashburger opened on Sauchiehall street a few months ago, and it’s one of the newest burger joints in town. It’s a fairly large chain but I hadn’t come across it before. Glasgow is already quite crowded when it comes to good burgers so my excitement was limited about a new chain restaurant opening. However, I wanted to give it a try since I do love a good burger. It’s pretty standard when it comes to the interior – a standard fast food package. As for the food, there is a good variety of burgers to chose from. I went for the Triple Double which comes with two smashed burger patties, triple cheese and the usual suspects (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion). My friends had the Bacon Cheeseburger and we shared a portion of Smashfries, Sweet potato Smashfires and Fried Pickles. As far as fast food goes – it was alright. As far as burgers in Glasgow go… well I’d say that our little independent joints have a lot more to offer.
- Price: £ – Burgers are around the £6-8 mark, sides around £3.
- Good for: Fast food burgers with a good choice of toppings.
Tuk Tuk – Dinner – City Centre
Tuk Tuk has now been in Glasgow for a wee bit and they also have a longer standing spot in Edinburgh. They offer Indian food served in small dishes so it’s perfect for sharing with friends. In my humble opinion, it’s one of the best places to have quick, no fuss, tasty Indian food in Glasgow. The restaurant on Sauchiehall Street is also well decorated and creates a really nice atmosphere when dining there. Their curries pack a lot of flavours and spice (menu options specify which dishes are for the spice lovers) and really do Indian food right. Also, they serve the best garlic naan you can find in Glasgow (though don’t worry, I will continue test tasting this for you…). The Railways Station Lamb is one of my favourite dishes there, along with the Lamb Lasooni, but almost everything I’ve tried in there has been excellent. Do pay them a visit on Sauchiehall street when you have a chance.
- Price: ££ – small dishes are priced around £6, and you will need a few to share.
- Good for: Indian food, sharing plates, small dishes.
I hope you will enjoy visiting some of these places. If you do, let me know what you thought in the comments below! You can now read Part 2 here.