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October 3, 2017
Glasgow food news
Glasgow food news: The finishing touches are being put to Nam Tuk which opens on Wed 4th October. Pic: [Facebook][1].

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Following up on from this blog in September, the Nam Tuk Tram Stop has announced that they will launch tomorrow, Wednesday 4th October.

The Partickbridge Street promises fresh pan-Asian food and cocktails such as the intriguingly named Sake Foo.

You can peruse the menu here. Put us down for the beef noodle soup followed by the crispy, fried and spiced duck breast. And, if we can fit them in, we might try the unagi – eel- nigiri as well.

Alternatively, diners can try their hand at cooking their own Korean BBQ at the table.

Glasgow food news: The Square

In the same blog, we mentioned The Square which has now opened on Norby Road in Broomhill.

It is an independently owned and operated bar and restaurant. Open from morning to late, The Square is a neighbourhood place where customers can meet friends for a coffee; schedule a working lunch or unwind over dinner and cocktails.

Using seasonal, local ingredients, the chefs at The Square offer everything from lunchtime open sandwiches to 40-day dry-aged steaks sourced from the award-winning Rogers Butcher.

The menus’ simpler dishes include the burger of the week and the Square macaroni cheese made with a four cheese sauce. More complex starters might be the seared king scallops with celeriac purée, crispy Parma ham and scallop salt.

You can book in via 5pm Dining and enjoy great offers. For example, book in with 5pm today and you can benefit from a 20% discount on the lunch or evening menu.

Rab Ha’s on 5pm Dining

Also new on 5pm Dining is Rab Ha’s.

The Merchant City institution is back in business after new owners gave the restaurant, bar and rooms a refurbishment.

The very opposite of a bland chain, Rab Ha’s is an independent, family-run with business with oodles of character. Visitors can look forward to a cosy and tranquil space with stripped stone walls, an open fire and wood paneling.

Whoever wrote the menu had their tongue firmly in their cheek. The veggie haggis referred to as the grass-eating variety while chips are, perhaps inevitably, known as Glasgow salad. The hummus and pitta starter is marked as ‘for keep fit types’.

Check it out with this Big Deal on an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two.

Champagne Central bar: new look

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Champagne Central bar has a sleek new decor.

Over at The Grand Central Hotel, the Champagne Central bar has been given a new look, new cocktail list and menu.

The rather lovely bar has long been a hit with 5pm diners who are partial to a top notch afternoon tea. Perhaps with a glass of something chilled and fizzy.

We’re looking forward to seeing the new booths, marble tables and extended bar.

And on a completely different tip, Koelschip Yard has opened on Pollokshaws Road.

We understand that it is the first Glasgow venture from the team behind Edinburgh’s excellent Salt Horse bar and bottle shop.

Great beer is the name of the game here.

Apparently, visitors can expect ‘fourteen keg and three cask lines featuring some of the best beer being made in the world’.

There are spirits and wines plus bar snack such as Scotch eggs from Aye Love Real Food and salami from Cannon & Cannon.

Keep checking back for more Glasgow food news from the 5pm Dining blog.

Glasgow food news
Koelschip Yard: a beery haven for the discerning and drouthy.