A’Challtainn opened in the Barras Art and Design site in the East End.
Pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton, it is a Scottish seafood restaurant.
The decor has a sort of upcycled, post-industrial feel which suits the creative vibe of the place. You could easily imagine the dining room being used as an artist’s studio.
The restaurant itself is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.
Finest Scottish fish and shellfish
Serving the finest Scottish fish and shellfish, alongside carefully crafted meat and vegetarian dishes, the kitchen at A’Challtainn takes great pride in their sustainably sourced seafood.
Beautifully presented, the dishes range from simple oysters and plates of langoustines to options like the pan-seared hake with mango, red onion and coriander salsa. From the starters, the charred octopus and the Cullen skink are always popular.
Of course, neither vegetarians or carnivores are overlooked. The pulled shoulder of lamb with Israeli cous cous, harissa, pomegranate and mint will please the latter. Beetroot gravlax or confit leeks with kimchi and kohlrabi dressing and wasabi mayo might appeal to the former.
A’Challtainn runs regular offers for customers who book through 5pm Dining. Book in today with 5pm and you can enjoy two courses from the a la carte menu plus a glass of wine for £18.
New restaurants on 5pm Dining: Raja RaniMoving out to Bearsden, Raja Rani is an Indian and Pakistani restaurant on Kirk Lane.
Open barely a fortnight, it has already racked up great reviews from its customers.
If you want a lamb bhuna, chicken pasanda or prawn jaipuri curry then Raja Rani’s chefs are happy to produce all the well-loved classics.
And, for those who prefer to explore off the most well beaten menu tracks, Raja Rani has lots to offer. From southern Indian stuffed dosa pancakes to street food like the filled paratha kathi roll, there are lots of less obvious choices.
One example is the lamb rara – a slow-cooked, North Indian dish that combines lamb pieces with lamb mince in a highly flavoured sauce.
There is also an extensive selection of dishes cooked in the tandoor oven. And, if you must, there are a number of East meets West dishes for those yet to be convinced by Indian cooking. Vegetarian diets are very well catered for.
Offers on 5pm Dining
Raja Rani also runs regular offers on 5pm Dining. Two people can book in via 5pm Dining today and have poppadams with a chutney tray, two starters, two curries and two side dishes from the a la carte menu plus a bottle of house wine or Prosecco to share for £49.95 per couple.
As we said at the beginning, there are always new restaurants on 5pm Dining. Keep checking back for more.