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September 17, 2012
Le Bistro Beaumartin

According to his restaurant review on Saturday, The Daily Record’s Tam Cowan was well chuffed by his visit to Le Bistro Beaumartin, a French restaurant on Glasgow’s Hope Street.

He was particularly taken with the boeuf Bourguignon – ‘The slow-cooked beef – ­marinated for 48 hours in Burgundy red wine – was genuine melt-in-the-mouth stuff and it was served in what’s apparently the traditional manner with buttered macaroni.’

He concludes that ‘There’s a really nice ­atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and all the food is cooked to order (they politely request 20-25 minutes to prepare some of the main courses). Prices? The a la carte seems very reasonable for Glasgow city centre.’

As it happens, 5pm Big Deal are running an offer with Le Bistro Beaumartin tomorrow. The full details will be here from tomorrow morning but essentially the deal is £10 per person for two courses from a special 5pm Big Deal menu.

There is also an in-depth piece in The Scotsman about Neil Forbes, head chef at Cafe St Honore and winner of The Scottish Chef of the Year Award at the Scottish Restaurant Awards a couple of years back.

Keen readers may recall that, ten days or so ago, we blogged about Cafe St Honore being given the highest rating possible by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

The piece talks to Neil about sustainability in the restaurant trade. Neil points out that while sustainability is very much a buzz word now, it’s just what our grandparents would have practised forty or fifty years ago.

The piece also talks to Tom Aiken, the Michelin-starred chef who has appeared on the Iron Chef TV show. Aiken is the star of a six course dinner taking place at Glasgow’s Blythswood Square on the 14th of October.

The chef is cooking up a feast of Scottish produce and will be chatting to guests about his work. Tickets are £130.

Alternatively, check out the 5pm offers which are currently running at the Restaurant at Blythswood Square.