We’ve got two new Glasgow restaurants for you to get your teeth into. Say ‘Bon appetit’ to Leiper’s Attic and Madha.
Both are available to book on 5pm Dining.
Leiper’s Attic is a new Scottish restaurant in the upstairs space above Cottiers bar, theatre and wedding venue.
The Hyndland Street restaurant takes its name from William Leiper, who in conjunction with Daniel Cottier, created the spectacular church building that is today known as Cottier’s.
It is an atmospheric space which works well for romantic dinners and family celebrations. And, if you really want to celebrate, they sell a range of Cuban cigars.
Leiper’s Attic is a showcase for the glories of Scotland’s natural larder. In particular, the chefs use wild fish, game and beef which is dry-aged in the restaurant’s own special lockers.
The menus are highly seasonal. Sample starters might be the hand-dived scallops with lemon, whisky, baby capers and sea herbs or the beef tartar served with with roasted bone marrow, wild mushrooms, white onion and soda bread.
Fillet and sirloin steaks, a cote de boeuf cut and whole lemon sole all feature on the grill section. Other main course options might be the wild sea bass, pheasant or a roasted venison loin with butternut squash, kale, celery, wild mushrooms, honey and five spice sauce.
To finish your meal, dessert could be a dark chocolate ganache, sticky toffee pudding or a selection of Mellis cheeses.
New Glasgow restaurants: Madha
Just opened, Madha is a contemporary Indian and Pakistani restaurant on Albion Street in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. The bright, open dining room that looks onto the street gives way to a larger space tucked away beyond the bar.
Madha is pleasingly different from traditional Anglo-Indian restaurants and offers an intriguing range of dishes which would not look out of place in Jaipur or Kochi.
Madha’s menu does feature familiar dishes such as tandoori chicken, veg samosa and lamb rogan josh. However, if you want to explore further away from the best known dishes, Madha has much to offer.
From roast duck in a peppery, spice gravy to southern Indian dosa and idli cakes, there are lots of choices that cannot be found in other Indian restaurants in Glasgow.
Naturally, the staff are more than happy to guide diners who are dithering between the sweetcorn and spinach shorba or the kanava – pan-fried baby squid in aromatic spices and tapioca. If chicken tikka masala no longer cuts the mustard for you, Madha has plenty of more exotic alternatives to try.
The menu is adaptable to any dietary requirement and even offers vegan wines, if required. They also have a full and separate veggie menu.
Keep checking the 5pm Dining blog for new Glasgow restaurants.