Mira Mare, 82 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh

Mira mare, Helensburgh, food and drink Glasgow blog
Mira mare, Helensburgh, food and drink Glasgow blog
Outside the Mira Mare Restaurant in Helensburgh.
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We were in Helensburgh for a jazz night and decided on a wander about to find somewhere which attracted our interest. The Mira Mare Italian Restaurant on the waterfront certainly did. With it’s kitsch old style signage we knew we had found somewhere interesting.

Stepping inside was like stepping back in time. 80’s decor, furnishings and cutlery. We settled down to check out the menu. Good basics listed with something different too. It’s the kind of place you could safely take the whole family. In fact later a few whole families came in. From Bolognaise to Wild Boar burger – something for everyone.

Mira mare, Helensburgh, food and drink Glasgow blog
Interior of Mira Mare, Helensburgh
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Mira mare, Helensburgh, food and drink Glasgow blog
Specials menu Mira mare, Helensburgh.
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We decided on the burger and pasta on the specials menu.

Pasta at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Pasta at Mira Mara, Helensburgh.
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Parpadalle pasta with shrimps and crab meat and some chilli. Tart lemon squeezed on to of this light but zingy dish. Lots of crab and perfect pasta.

Garlic bread  at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Garlic bread at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Fluffy, sliced bread with garlic butter still moist and not dried out. Could’ve been stronger with garlic for me however crisp one side and soft on the other.

Burger at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Burger at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Meaty and filling burger. Strong tasting meat with a light spice from the chorizo. Home made chips too!

Italian Cider at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Italian Cider at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Fermented in Italy and packaged in UK. Light, sweet cider.

italian beer at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Italian beer at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Strong and easily quaffable beer.

Bicerin italian liqueur at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Bicerin italian liqueur at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Chocolate liqueur. Thick and creamy.

Cafe Coretto with Amaretto at Mira  Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog
Cafe Coretto with Amaretto at Mira Mara, Helensburgh. © food and drink Glasgow blog

Strong shot of espresso with an added shot of Amaretto.

We were too full for dessert (!!) but with ice cream, tiramisu and afogato on offer, these do sound good.

Spotless toilets, old style decor with friendly service and good basic italian food. Ideal for the family, or pre theatre/lunch.

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