The 5pm Sale means you can enjoy meals at your favourite 5pm restaurants without checking down the back of the sofa for lost fivers.
Not many of us feel flush in the first few weeks after Christmas. Happily, the 5pm Sale is one way to beat the post-Christmas blues.
With the 5pm Sale you can enjoy two or three course meals -sometimes with a drink – in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s top restaurants for just £12.
Browse £12 Sale offers for whatever date you’re looking for, find the restaurant that suits you best and book in. It’s as easy as that!
Here are six Glasgow restaurants that will brighten up your dining dates over the next few weeks. You can browse all the sale offers here.
Three Courses + Prosecco Cocktail at Alla Turca
Alla Turca is a Turkish restaurant in Glasgow’s city centre. It is so authentic that professional restaurant critics have compared it to the mezze bars of Istanbul. A family-run concern, Alla Turca is popular with couples, groups, lunching workers and, given its proximity to the King’s, lots of theatre fans. Thanks to its Turkish cushions and ornamental hookah pipes, Alla Turca certainly looks the part, with unobtrusive live music provided by the house guitarist adding to the atmosphere.
Rated a strong 4.2./5 by 5pm Dining customers, Alla Turca attracts comments like this: ‘Best Deal in Glasgow! Absolutely fabulous meal, service and ambience. Delightful staff.’ Rating 5/5
With the 5pm Sale, you can book in for three courses and a Prosecco cocktail at Alla Turca for £12.
Two Courses from Pre-Concert Menu at Yen Rotunda
Yen Rotunda is a pan-Asian restaurant in the Finnieston area of Glasgow’s West End and serves Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Located on Tunnel Street on the first floor of the historic North Rotunda building, the restaurant is adjacent to the Hydro, Clyde Auditorium and SEC.
The chefs at Yen Rotunda use only fresh and carefully sourced ingredients in their cooking and pride themselves on the wide range of pan-Asian dishes on offer. The restaurant is child-friendly and offers free on-site parking.
Typical main courses on the pre-concert menu at Yen Rotunda include the basil duck, the chicken katsu curry and the seafood pad Thai.
The offer is £12 for two courses from the pre-concert menu at Yen Rotunda and can be booked via 5pm Dining.
Two Courses on Seasonal Menu + Glass of Wine at Antipasti City Centre
Opened in Glasgow city centre in 1997, Cafe Antipasti’s menu has made it a busy little place over the last two decades. A relaxed, friendly restaurant, Cafe Antipasti makes the most of its Sauchiehall Street location by drawing in visitors to the nearby theatres, music venues and Glasgow’s top selection of ever tempting shops.
Although it is right in the middle of Glasgow, warm, curved wooden furniture and spiralling metalwork, designed by Scottish craftsman Paul Hodgkiss, give Cafe Antipasti a comfortable almost rustic look.
The food in Glasgow’s Cafe Antipasti is as Italian as the green, white and red of its flag although it does admit the occasional outside influence such as the Italian style nachos. More representative is the extensive selection of pasta and pizza dishes.
On the seasonal menu, main course options include the salmon piccata with pea and mint pesto and Tuscan roast potatoes; penne arrabbiata and a variety of stone-baked pizza.
With the 5pm Sale, two courses and a glass of wine are yours for £12.
Two Courses on Pre-Theatre Menu + Drink at Bar Soba Mitchell Lane
Discreetly tucked away down Mitchell Lane, Glasgow’s Bar Soba manages to be a cool restaurant and bar without having to try too hard.
Split over two levels, Soba features a trendy ground floor bar and a comfortable dining space downstairs. The award-winning pan-Asian restaurant knows how to make sure that its customers are having a good time whether they have come for some fresh food, a cocktail master class or simply for a drink and some top tunes at one of the regular Bar Soba club nights.
Popular main courses on the pre-theatre menu at Bar soba include the Thai red chicken curry; the crispy Shanghai pork and the buttermilk fried chicken katsu bun – crispy fried chicken in buttermilk with katsu sauce and cucumber in a brioche bun with Thai fries and curry sauce.
The 5pm Sale offer is for one person to have two courses from the pre-theatre menu plus a drink at Bar Soba on Mitchell Lane. Book in here.
Three Courses from the Set Menu at Babu Bombay
Located at the Bythswood Square end of West Regent Street, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen is a quirky and colourful basement diner. Grown from a street food operation that continues to pull crowds at farmers’ markets and other outdoor events, the mix and match decor is in keeping with the laidback and friendly ambience.
Babu Bombay Street Kitchen may not be first choice for a posh anniversary dinner but it is a warm and inviting space for a quick and spicy breakfast, tasty lunch; evening dinner with friends, low-key date or a catch-up with a pal over a mug of chai and a slice of cake.
As the name suggests, Bombay street food is the name of the game here and it comes in the form of home-style cooking, family recipes and street snacks with the occasional Scottish flourish.
From the set menu, we would have the tattie patties followed by the special chicken dish of the day with the ginger cake and kulfi to finish.
Book in via the 5pm Sale and bag three courses from the set menu at Babu Bombay.
Three courses on Sale Menu at Grosvenor Casino and Grill Merchant City
Grosvenor Casino and Grill – Merchant City is a grill restaurant within the Grosvenor Casino on Glassford Street. Relaxed and informal with the excitement of the casino floor never far away, it specialises in steak, fish dishes and salads, and offers round the clock dining with food available 24 hours a day.
The Signature Grill Range is right at the heart of the menu. Dry-aged, grass-fed and fully traceable; all the steaks are carefully chosen from farm assured cattle within the British Isles.
As well as the grill section, the menu has a wide selection of dishes which showcase flavours from around the world. From Chinese sea bass and Singapore noodles, to Cajun salmon and hand rolled pasta, the menu is truly international.
The Casino operates a strict Challenge 25 entry policy. Those who appear to be aged 25 or under will be asked to show ID in the form of a passport or drivers licence.
Starters on the Sale Menu include the shrimp cocktail; spicy chicken wings and garlic ciabatta topped with spicy tomato bravas sauce and grilled cheese.
As well as a rump steak and frites, main course options include the cheese and bacon burger or the salmon Nicoise salad.
The veggie option is Singapore noodles – broccoli, mushrooms, peppers and onions stir-fried with spicy noodles in a fragrant soy and sesame dressing.
Book in with the 5pm Sale and you can tuck into three courses from the sale menu for £12 a head.