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Two courses and a drink for £10

The Shandon Belles has a new offer on. Check out the menu here.

It’s running from 12-3pm from Sunday to Thursday (excluding March 30th). If you’ve got to stick to a schedule or just fancy a quick lunch why not give it a try?

Phone on 0141 221 8188 and ask for The Shandon to book a table.

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La Bonne Auberge

THE AA rosette La Bonne Auberge brasserie at Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland has introduced delicious new menus offering diners a fresh selection of exceptional French Mediterranean cuisine. Conceived by award-winning executive head chef, Gerry Sharkey, the restaurant’s new prix fixe menu offers starters of: chef’s freshly prepared soup; pressed seafood terrine and rich chicken liver parfait. Mains include: leek and pepper and goats cheese tartlet; pan fried cod loin; pan fried chicken breast and grilled Gressingham duck breast. The desserts on offer on the menu prix fixe are: vanilla crème brulee; warm pecan nut tart and La Bonne Auberge sundae. La Bonne Auberge menu prix fixe offers two courses for £18.95 (£16.95 before 6.30pm) or three courses for £24.95. And its new a la carte menu features such starters as: twice baked cheese soufflé; McSweens haggis bon bon; La Bonne Auberge fish soup and home smoked duck breast. Main courses include: warm chick pea, corn and herb potato cake; pan fried salmon; choucroute La Bonne Auberge; chargrilled honey and thyme poussin; fillet of lemon sole and loin of venison, whilst its celebrated grill menu feature rib eye, sirloin and fillet steak. And desserts include: fresh fruit salad; sticky toffee pudding; warm pecan nut tart; vanilla panna cotta and a selection of cheese. Alan Taylor, general manager at La Bonne Auberge, said: “Using only the freshest ingredients, our new menus have been conceived to offer both value for money and exceptional cuisine in a venue perfect for pre-theatre and à la carte dining.”

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Souter’s Inn

SOUTER’S Inn, the popular destination eatery at Kirkoswald, near Turnberry in the heart of Burns Country, has risen from the ashes and reopened to the public following a devastating fire. Having opened six years ago as Souter Johnnie’s Inn on the site of the former schoolhouse attended by Robert Burns, the popular inn was devastated by a fire two years ago prompting owner, Bill Costley of Costley & Costley Hoteliers’, to pledge to fully restore it to its former glory. Whilst the resurrected Souter’s Inn has retained its traditional thatched exterior, inside, the former traditional pub has been given a distinctly contemporary feel, with exposed brickwork and oak featuring throughout. This fresh modern outlook is reflected too in its menu. Bill Costley said: “I’m pleased to be able to make good on my promise to reopen Souter’s after the fire forced its closure. We may only have just reopened, but already Souter’s has exceeded our most optimistic forecasts and we’re delighted with the response and support we’ve received from locals and tourists alike. “With a strong emphasis on the quality of our food offering, customer service and contemporary design, Souter’s is ideally located to cater for a brief lunch or refreshment before or after a round of golf, or a sightseeing trip to Burns Country and the many attractions of the West Coast.” Souter’s is populated by warm and friendly staff offering menus designed to ensure that there is something to tickle everyone’s taste buds with rustic menus featuring popular staple dishes complemented by a range of hand-made cakes, pastries, chocolates and ice-creams. “The difference between us and other food retailers is that we produce 100 per cent of our own produce – and customers can really taste the difference,” said Costley. With capacity for 130 diners, Souter’s is adjacent to the old graveyard where the world famous drouthy cronies, Tam o’ Shanter and Souter Johnnie, are buried. A unique destination, the inn sits alongside a garden centre and a tea room, with other retailer outlets due to be announced in the coming weeks.

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The Indian Platform

NASREEN Aksi, a former Scottish Asian Businesswoman of the Year, has opened a new Indian restaurant above her popular Italian Bistro in Glasgow’s West End. Called The Indian Platform, a name inspired by its location, which originally housed Kelvinside Railway Station, the new restaurant introduces high quality Indian cuisine to this part of the West End for the first time. Nas said: “Glaswegians are renowned for their love for both Italian and Indian cuisine, so it’s great to be able to offer both from the same building! “The Indian Platform has its own kitchen and dedicated chef who is introducing a range of fresh tandoori and speciality dishes to this part of the West End. Our diners will enjoy a taste of exotic Indian cuisine in a fresh and luxurious environment inspired by the building’s railway heritage.” Whilst The Indian Platform’s menu includes an extensive tandoori selection, including such dishes as: murgh tikka; tandoori jhinga and tandoori machi, its house specialities include: murgh palakdaar; roshan lal; ginger chicken and saag; keema mutter; karahi king prawns; lamb rogan josh; biryani; machi masala and south Indian chilli garlic chicken. Set back from the main road and sheltered by trees, The Indian Platform is located in a distinctive and stylish historic building on Glasgow’s Great Western Road, providing a stylish and contemporary dining atmosphere. Originally home to Kelvinside Railway Station, the charming building is of a finely detailed Italianate villa style. Located directly above The Italian Bistro, The Indian Platform offers an 80 cover restaurant, a private bar and a large sun terrace. Tables can be booked now by calling 0141 339 5575.

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Red Leaf Restaurant at Alea

MUMS can dine for free in the award-winning Red Leaf restaurant at Alea Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest gaming venue, this Mothering Sunday 30th March. With a kitchen brigade run by Scots-born chef Jamie Walker, formerly of the Dorchester Hotel and Mosimann’s in London, Red Leaf features stunning views of such famous Glasgow landmarks as the Armadillo and the Squinty Bridge. Paul Rety, managing director at Alea Glasgow, said: “If you want to give your mum a real treat this Mother’s Day, then bring her, and the rest of the family, to Red Leaf for a delicious meal. “The best of Scotland’s seasonal larder is always on the menu at Red Leaf where Jamie creates innovative dishes from the freshest local produce.” Red Leaf’s exclusive private dining room comfortably seats up to 20 guests and has a private balcony over the river. It is open daily from 5.30pm until midnight. To make a reservation call 0141 530 6129. With show stopping live entertainment, a luxurious casino, gaming floor and three cool bars, Alea casino on the Clyde at Springfield Quay has a package to suit everyone and every budget. It boasts 16 gaming tables including Punto Banco, Roulette, Blackjack and 3 card poker, as well as daily poker tournaments and cash poker tables.

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Mussel Inn

AWARD-winning Scottish seafood restaurant, Mussel Inn, has refreshed and enhanced its menu so that it now means much more to diners than mere mussels. The new menu has been developed in response to last summer’s heat wave which caused naturally occurring toxic algae in Shetland, requiring the restaurant to temporarily remove mussels from its menu. Whilst mussels remain a staple of Mussel Inn’s menu, the restaurant now offers a broader selection of fresh Scottish seafood dishes than ever before. Matt Johansson, food and beverage manager at Mussel Inn, said: “Despite our name, we’ve always served up a broad selection of seafood options, with scallops, oysters and king prawns amongst our more popular regular dishes. But now we have significantly extended our seafood offering to present our customers with a fresh selection of dishes and introduce new flavours.” With starters including seafood chowder, whitebait, fish cakes, grilled queenies, crab salad, Piri Piri prawns, hot smoked salmon, oysters and queen scallops, new main dishes include: a hot seafood platter of king and queen scallops, tiger prawns and mussels poached in seafood sauce topped with grilled sea bass fillet and cream fraiche; pan fried or char-grilled king scallops, spiced fish stew and shellfish pasta with mussels, prawns, queen scallops, crayfish tails and fettuccini in a shellfish bisque. Other dishes include: crab pasta; tiger prawns; sea bass and a surf and turf option comprising a 6oz Orkney rump steak, three tiger prawns and three half shell queenies served with a seafood sauce, new potato, rocket and cherry tomato salad. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s mussels, grown on ropes in sea lochs on the West of Scotland and the Shetland Isles, remain available in kilo and half kilo pots with a selection of popular sauces, including shallot, roasted peppers, Moroccan and blue cheese. Located at 157 Hope Street, in the heart of the city centre and just a five minute walk from Glasgow Central Station, Mussel Inn is renowned for its passion for its offering of delicious locally sourced fresh seafood, providing excellent value for money and a quick and friendly service. To book a table at Mussel Inn call 0141 572 1405 or log onto www.mussel-inn.com for more information.

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