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May 13, 2013
[The Plum Tree deli platter][1]
The Plum Tree deli platter

The 5pm blog would like to give a big welcome hug to The Plum Tree, a new deli bistro which recently opened its doors on Wilson Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Open from 8am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sundays, The Plum Tree starts the day with range of top notch brekkers. Think along the lines of several types of French toast; a number of eggs Benedict variations and, of course, the all day Scottish breakfast.

Deli platters

Deli platters to share are a big thing at The Plum Tree as are the classic deli sandwiches. Topped up with an ever changing line-up of daily specials, the bistro selection is short but sweet. We’re talking 1/2lb gourmet burgers; bowls of chilli, spicy beef or veggie nachos and the tart of the day.

Steak nights

Friday and Saturday nights are steak night. For £30 per couple, you can tuck into a bottle of house wine; two rib eye steaks, baked flat cap mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, roast potatoes and your choice between a peppercorn and Diane sauce.

You could also step back to the Seventies and share a Swiss cheese dipping fondue. Walk into The Plum Tree and £30 buys the fondue; crusty, farmhouse bread; assorted crudites, gherkins and a bottle of house wine to share. Book it through 5pm and it’s yours for £25.99.

Scottish produce from artisan local producers is high on the agenda at The Plum Tree and this includes a fine range of Scottish craft beers to drink in or take away.

Lovely old technology

There’s a record player in house (FAO younger readers, this is what the olde worlde used to play music up until the turn of the millennium) and diners are welcome to bring in their own vinyl for a spin.

When the weather is sunny, diners can sit outside and enjoy their victuals. When the weather isn’t sunny, The Plum Tree provides blankets to help ward off frost bite.

[For the benefit of younger readers, this is a record player. Lovely, isn't it?][3]
For the benefit of younger readers, this is a record player. Lovely, isn’t it?