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help with dinner

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help with dinner

Trying to recover from a recent sudden family bereavement, my husband and myself would like to go for a nice evening meal in Glasgow.(city centre) Not too expensive, not too Posh, just somewhere we can chill, cheers in advance.

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1. Re: help with dinner

http://www.list.co.uk/restaurants/index.php

Having a look at the list may get you started - its got reviews and lists restaurants by type. There are probably a few Ta members who've got more experience than me at eating out in Glasgow. Di Maggio's off Buchanan Street is a regular for me, but perhaps something with a comfortable bar to chill out after the meal might fit the bill a bit more than such a small place.

Hope that helps a little bit.

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2. Re: help with dinner

Hi

If you like italian, I like Paperinos on Sauchiehall street - good pizza, pasta, just nice and relaxed.

I've heard great things of one of the restaurants in Langs hotel, so that is somewhere I aim to try - but haven't yet.

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3. Re: help with dinner

Yes Langs next to Buchanan Bus Station is getting pretty good reviews right now, particularly because of the outstanding breakfast it serves.

However, as it's more of a hotel atmosphere it's probably not what you're looking for.

If you're looking to chill out there are many options in the City Centre. My first suggestion would be that you look into booking a table at Esca. It's based just of Argyle Street at the Tron and to book, the number's 0141 553 0880. It's small and very relaxed & cosy in there, and serves up a decently-priced but delicious meal. To get there if you don't know the centre very well, just jump a taxi. The address is Chisolm Street in the Merchant City.

Hope you enjoy it!

Scott

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4. Re: help with dinner

madpixie,

I am a devoted follower of Oshi at Langs hotel and can tell you the food is superb. It's not expensive and you can do it really cheaply - if you book on 5pm.com you get a free champagne cocktail and two courses for about £12.00.

After 7.00pm, it's the normal prices but even at that it's not over the top.

It is totally relaxed and the staff are so nice and friendly. I like to sit near the window and watch the world go by.

Another place I really like is El Sabor in the Merchant City - fantastic tapas and really relaxed. Very authentic because their chef is from Gran Canaria. And cheap as chips!

A little bit more pricey, but another favourite is Amber Regent which is Chinese. Gourmet starter is a total must. They bring you a platter with a selection of all different starters, with all the wee dippy bits served in hollowed out peppers - seriously, seriously fantastic.

Italian - got to be Trattoria Trevi on Great Western Road. I know it's a bit out, but you can take the tube to Kelvinbridge and it's just a short stroll from there. My favourite pasta - Fusilli Campagnola! Tomatoey, mushroomy, gorgeousness!

Had lunch the other day at House for an Art Lover at Bellahouston Park - it was historic! I know it's a bit further away but honestly, the food was amazing.

Also, noticed Tam Cowan gave rave reviews to Catch 22, fish restaurant in the 'toon'. Haven't been yet but it is on my list.

Yours seriously starvin'

Emelda

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5. Re: help with dinner

Thanx everyone for the prompt replys, very much appreciated .I'm spoiled for choice now word of mouth is always better. Cheers mags.

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6. Re: help with dinner

I can also recommend Paparinos. Very relaxed, excellent Italian food and value for money

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7. Re: help with dinner

I too would recommend Paparino's - or Di Maggios (but that's a bit noisy).

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8. Re: help with dinner

A few of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow will fit the bill nicely. Red Onion on West Campbell Street has a good choice of menu, the setting is quiet and refined and the prices are very reasonable. The City Merchant in Candleriggs has a menu specialising in Scottish produce and seafood served in a lovely dining room. Again, the prices are quite reasonable (unless you order the lobster!). The Bastille Taverne in the Argyle Arcade also offers lovely food in a quiet setting again at very reasonable prices.

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9. Re: help with dinner

hi

I always like gandolfi for a relaxed meal - good food and good wine - not too pricey...also there is a small bar upstairs, also serves food or just for a drink. The stravaigin on gibson st in the west end is great - I always eat in the bar, the food is really good lots if choice - however avoid wknd evenings as it gets busy

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10. Re: help with dinner

A post script on the Bastille Taverne. I booked through 5pm.co.uk for lunch last Sunday but when I got there it was closed. Not sure why. Ended up having a delicious Japanese lunch at Ichiban instead. Not really an intimate environment though.

Alternatives in the area are The Italian Kitchen on Ingram Street for authentic pasta and pizzas (one of the few Italian restaurants in Glasgow that serves genuine Italian food) and Smiths in Candleriggs for great Scottish food with a French twist.