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November 14, 2014


We chatted to Billy from The Pacific restaurant in Glasgow’s West End, about his perfect Christmas.

Anyone familiar with The Pacific will know that it’s all about sunshine and the sound of surf and it brings a Polynesian, Thai and Mexican spin to its Christmas menus.

Forget turkey and try the Pacific Christmas meatloaf,  ground chuck pork, onions, mixed peppers and their own Pacific blend of seasonings served with a dijon mustard mash, winter vegetables and red wine jus. Their Christmas Thai curries are sure to warm you up too like the Massaman beef curry, a southern Thai dish, muslin in slow cooked beef, potatoes and peanuts, served with Jasmine rice.

The Pacific does bring some traditional festive flavours to their menu like the warming ginger in its spiced Jamaican ginger cake served with toffee sauce and banana and lime ice cream.

If that’s putting you in the mood for a tropical Christmas The Pacific has some Christmas offers on 5pm Dining available from 1st December – £19.95 for 3 courses on Christmas dinner menu (£16.95 for lunch).

So what does Billy from The Pacific’s perfect Christmas look like? Read on – his favourite part of Christmas is giving us the festive glow!

Quick fire Christmas

Real of fake tree?


Favourite Christmas culinary treat?

Definitely cheese and port.

Present giving or receiving?


Mince pies or Christmas pudding?

Oh we love a good mince pie.

Top Christmas cooking tip?

Prepare as much as you can the night before, even set the table, make sure the chef gets to enjoy Christmas too!

Favourite Christmas tipple?

A warm Kopperberg Spiced Apple Cider, just what you need to get the heat back in your bones.

Favourite Christmas carol or song?

A rendition of Bob Marley’s White Christmas always gets us in the festive spirit.

Favourite part of Christmas Day?

When you’ve finished all your tasty food and look around the table full of people you love, and feel that cosy Christmas glow (or maybe you’re just really full …).