Competition – new dishes on Halloumi Spring menu

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

Curdle up a little closer, lovely mint

Halloumi is the bright Greek-Cypriot restaurant on Hope Street, named after the famous cheese from Cyprus which is usually made from a mix of goat and sheep milk. The finished “squeaky” product is typically garnished with mint for flavour and longevity, which is then grilled or fried rather than eaten raw. It’s also one of Mr Foodie’s favourite cheeses!

Halloumi, the restaurant that is, always seems to be busy and we haven’t heard a bad word about it.  It’s the kind of catch-all eaterie that is perfect for a quick lunch, a night out with friends or for couples on a date.  We were invited along to a press night to see what was new on the menu for Spring.

The dishes

Spinach and feta croquettes (V)

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu
Bundles of creamy cheese and spinach in a thick coating.  No greasy croquettes here.

Crab salad

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu
Fresh and surprisingly spicy. Crab with spring onions, avocado and chive and a dose of chillies.  Mouth warming stuff.

Goats cheese tart with red onion chutney and balsamic vinegar (V)

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

Grilled swordfish with tomatoes

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

Really meaty fish, grilled tomatoes and a good sprinkling of salt.

French cut roasted chicken breast in a mushroom and Metaxa brandy and red wine sauce

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu
A French-style dish given the Halloumi treatment with the addition of Metaxa brandy! Perfectly-cooked succulent chicken in a rich peppery sauce with mushrooms that looked deceptively like the meat you’d get in a steak pie!

Halloumi fries with fresh mint, yoghurt and pomegranate
Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

Perfect squeaky cheese with a fruity Mediterranean accompaniment.

Chocolate Brownie
Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

A sweet chocolately final food course. Maybe not the most Cypriot or Mediterranean but who doesn’t love a good brownie?

Lovers Delight cocktail – vanilla Stoli, white chocolate and Amaretto
Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

A far too easy to cocktail, which tasted a bit like a boozy latte with sprinkles and edible hearts (aww) but watch out as you can feel the effects after just one glass!

Hymettas cocktail – Hendricks Gin, elderflower and lemon

Halloumi Glasgow new spring menu

Named after a mountain range near Athens, this tart, citric cocktail is served in a martini glass and garnished with edible flowers. Lovely stuff!

 

WIN

How do you fancy a choice of five mezze and two cocktails from the folks at Halloumi?

To enter, all you need to do is tell us below what your fave dish is from their menu (Click here for Halloumi menu).

Closing date 7th March 2018

Where

Halloumi, 161 Hope St, Glasgow G2 2UQ

How to get there

Halloumi is on Hope Street (where Le Bistro Beaumartin used to be) between West George Street and St Vincent Street. For public transport plenty of buses travel up Hope St and both Queen Street Station and Glasgow Central Station train stations are only a five-minute walk away. There is limited on-street parking and the nearest multi-storey car park can be found at NCP Car Park Glasgow Mitchell Street.

Disclaimer: We were given VIP treatment by the lovely folks at Halloumi but Fred says that we haven’t embellished our visit as the food really is great and any exaggerations on our part will be dealt with by a swift pair of murder mittens to the face.

fred purr of honour

 

 

 

Emma

Emma

Hello!

I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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8 Comments

  1. Hayley Tait

    My fav dish are the halloumi gyros!!

  2. Paul Donnelly

    Spanakopita- Savoury pastry perfection!

  3. Paula MacGregor

    That swordfish looks divine!

  4. Carole Paton

    The Stivado is amazing. Mouth watering just thinking about it!

  5. Aly Findlay

    Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise – vegetarian, gluten-free and delicious!

  6. Laura Cameron

    Feta tempura sounds like a revelation!! My two favourites combined- mind officially blown…

  7. Nicola McC

    I love their chicken souvlaki!

  8. Joanne Welsh

    Chicken souvlaki, because chicken is just my favourite food, and sometimes, keeping it simple is the way to go!

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