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November 24, 2014

On Friday, we pointed out that Kari Restaurant and The Mad Platter have joined the ranks of Glasgow’s restaurants.

Today, the 5pm Dining blog takes a little look at The Market Kitchen which has just opened on West Nile Street on the site previously occupied by Velvet Appetite.

Best of Scottish larder

Chef Ian Hoey is the man with the plan in the kitchen and he promises to dish up the best of the Scottish larder.

As well as lunch, pre-theatre and a la carte menus, the restaurant is running a couple of nifty, crowd-pleasing promos on select nights of the week.Market kitchen logo

At The Market Kitchen, Thursdays are not just Thursdays.

They are ‘awesome rump steak Thursdays’ when £35 will buy you two 35 day, dry-aged rump steaks from the Borders; a bottle of house wine; chips or mash and your choice of a pepper sauce, Béarnaise or garlic butter.

Tuesdays are lobster versus burger days. For £29.95 per couple, diners can choose between half a fresh, Scottish lobster with rocket and skinny fries or a 35 day dry-aged burger and skinny fries. The price includes a bottle of house wine.

Soft shell crab

The a la carte has lots of appealing choices from Cumbrae oysters and crispy fried soft shell crabs to braised ox cheeks served with white chocolate horseradish mash!

The cocktail menu also has its attractions.

We liked the sound of the Green and Amber, a rather racy mix of vodka, single malt Scotch, honey, lemon, and Japanese green tea.

Check back on Wednesday for news on the recently opened Loks Bar and Kitchen.