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November 19, 2014

Amarone Glasgow


In prime location on the corner of Buchanan Street and Nelson Mandela Square, Amarone Glasgow is a modern stylish Italian restaurant and perfect for a meal after Christmas shopping or before Christmas entertainment in the city centre.

Here’s what one 5pm diner had to say:

“A brilliant restaurant. It was full from the time we arrived at 5.30 until we left. The place had a modern romantic feel to it. My husband and I went before going to the Concert Hall which is 2 mins walk away. The food was so well prepared and tasted amazing. It was hard to choose from the well selected menu. We visit a lot of Italian restaurants but my husband said the Tiramisu was the best he’d ever had. We will be going back soon.”

£19.95 for 3 courses on Festive lunch/pre theatre menu / £32.95 for 3 courses on Festive dinner menu – available here

Tempus – Grand Central Hotel

Tempus at Grand Central Hotel

Tempus in Grand Central echoes the opulence of a by gone age but with a modern interpretation.

During renovations two stunning Murano chandeliers were discovered and now hang beautiful in the restaurant.

Warm tones, beautiful original features and an elegant style complement the Scottish food that uses the best in local produce.

Here’s a growing review from 5pm diner Anne:

“Great family night out, the food is to the highest standard we have ever experienced on a Glasgow night out. The restaurant fulfilled our request we put on 5pm booking form, for extra room for a couple joining us later for a drink, but due our high praise for the beautiful food they had dinner too, without the 5pm deal.”

£18.95 for 2 course lunch from Christmas Menu + fizz (£21.95 for dinner) – available here. 


A steakhouse on Byres Road, Bo’Vine has a stylish decor with soft leather booths, chesterfield sofas and cow hide wall covers.

With delicious steaks, it’s a meat lovers perfect option for a festive treat.

5pm Diner Diann says:

“Just go – I won’t even try to describe how good this place is – the steaks are amazing. The Market Menu is the best value for money in the West End.”

£26.95 for 3 courses on the Festive menu – available here




Ristorante Piccolo Mondo

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Offering a more traditional, sophisticated style, Piccolo Mondo on Argyle Street has been a stalwart of  Glasgow Italian dining for decades.

It receives high praise for its food so if you’re looking to impress an Italian food fan this Chistmas, this is a great choice.

5pm Diner Gordon left a five star review after his experience:

“Food is absolutely fantastic, waiters nice and friendly and stunning decor inside.”

£17.50 for 2 Courses on festive early evening menu or £30 for 3 courses on festive celebration menu + drinks – available here.