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December 1, 2014

This week our roundup focuses on festive dining offers in Glasgow’s West End, a lovely part of the city to plan your seasonal dining.

Cail Bruich West

Cail Bruich
Cail Bruich

On Great Western Road near the corner with Byres Road sits Cail Bruich West a Scottish restaurant that makes the most of seasonal local produce.

Its Christmas menu changes daily but will feature delicious dishes like a starter of beetroot cured salmon, heritage beetroots, preserved lemon, crème fraiche, horseradish and mains like Perthshire venison, black pudding, Jerusalem artichoke, sprouts, blackberry.

£27.95 3 courses on festive lunch menu (£36.95 or dinner) – book here

Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen


A hop, skip and jump from Kelvinbridge subway is the basement bar and kitchen, the Lansdowne.

Casual dining with a great atmosphere in the evenings, their Christmas menus feature the classic prawn cocktail starter for traditionalists and a lovely seasonal veggie main mushroom, brie and cranberry wellington – sautéed mushrooms, hazelnuts and cranberries topped with brie and encased in puff pastry.

£20.95 for 2 courses festive menu – book here.

Hillhead Bookclub

Attracting a younger crowd attracted by the music, atmosphere and ping pong tables, Hillhead Bookclub serves rustic bar food and its Christmas menu features starters like goats cheese, beetroot & walnut tart with truffle oil and spiced onion chutney and mains like braised brisket of beef with pancetta, baby onions and red wine.

They’re Christmas desserts are worth a look too or as they call them ‘the belt busting, scale shaking final course of Christmas’ – we’d go for the homemade gypsy creams with ginger pouring cream.

£20 for 3 courses on Christmas menu (£27 for dinner) – book here.