Alla Turca has become a favourite Glasgow restaurant for many over the years with its welcoming atmosphere, traditional Turkish food and great location in Glasgow city centre.
Here are three reasons why we think Alla Turca has become a Glasgow institution.
1. The food
Alla Turca’s menu is rich in Turkish favourites. A range of meat, fish and vegetarian meze using Scottish ingredients suit all tastes. From classic meze like humus and tabule to ‘wild’ meze like Scottish fillet of beef carpaccio rocket and Parmesan and seasonal melon, feta cheese and mint salad.
Lots of the menu, as you would expect, centres around the restaurant’s grill. The mixed grill is a meaty plateful featuring a fillet of lamb, chicken, a lamb chop and kofte shish. Another favourite is the fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef cubes on a skewer with roast chestnut casserole and beetroot salad.
Also not to be missed from the grill is the barbequed sword fish shish with roast Mediterranean vegetables, Alla Turca roast tomato sauce and rocket.
2. The location
The restaurant is on Glasgow’s Pitt Street, between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street. It’s easily accessible to people from across Glasgow.
It’s the perfect pre-theatre destination with the King’s Theatre only a minute away and The Theatre Royal a five minute walk.
3. The offers
Alla Turca always has a fantastic offer on 5pm giving diners amazing value for money.
Right now you can get a two course express lunch for only £5. At dinner, you can get 3 courses on the set menu and a prosecco cocktail for £12.95. If you want to pick from the full a la carte, they’re offering a 10% discount on 5pm Dining.
If you’re still not convinced, just read some of the reviews 5pm diners leave, here’s a sample (get more here):
“From walking through the door we were treated like royalty. Got to taste different Turkish wines before ordering a drink (skip the Pinot and try the Turkish wines and beer!) and got some good advice about what to order from the menu. The food was brilliant recommend the meze starter for 2,the swordfish and the creme brulee with berries and Turkish delight. The restaurant doesn’t look the most inviting from the outside but is lovely inside,very Turkish in decor but the service on the day was second to none. Had such a lovely,relaxed lunch that I almost thought I was back in Belek. Highly recommend and will return” – 5pm diner Mary
This is one of best restaurants I’ve been to. Presentation of food top class, service super will definitely return – 5pm diner Tracy