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January 24, 2018


The 5pm Sale means you can enjoy meals at your favourite 5pm restaurants without checking down the back of the sofa for lost fivers.

Does this happen to anyone else? Pre-Christmas, the bank balance looked OK. After Christmas, it doesn’t. In fact, it looks as though there has been a smash and grab on my account.

Happily, while money may be tight around about now, there is no need to miss out on eating out.

And, wth 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.

5pm Sale: browse and book

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.

When writing this blog on Tuesday, these offers were all available for Thursday 25th January. However, tables get booked. Offers sell out and new ones are added.

Keep checking back to find the 5pm Sale offer that suits you.

You can browse all the sale offers here.

A’Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

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A’Challtainn at Barras Art and Design offers moules frites or fish and chips plus a drink as part of the 5pm Sale.

A’Challtainn is an award-winning seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Barras Art and Design at the Barras. It is pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton. As well as being the name for this part of Glasgow, it also means the hazel wood. The restaurant is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.

Serving the finest Scottish fish and shellfish, alongside carefully crafted meat and vegetarian dishes, A’Challtainn takes great pride in their sustainably sourced seafood. Beautifully presented, the dishes range from plates of langoustines to options like the pan-seared hake with mango, red onion and coriander salsa plus peppered rocket leaves.

The 5pm Sale offer is £12 for moules-frites or fish & chips + a beer or wine.

Mango Restaurant and Bar

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Mango brings the Latin passion to Sauchiehall Street.

Mango Restaurant, Bar and Club is a late night entertainment venue on Sauchiehall Street. Three levels of brightly decorated fun, it serves a mix of main courses and tapas from all over South America. And salsa classes, club nights, open mic nights, live bands, DJs plus all the Copa America games ensure that there is never a dull moment.

Book in via the 5pm Sale and £12 will buy you a main course and dessert from the a la carte menu plus a frozen margarita. We’re torn between a fajita and a burrito.

10 10

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10 10 makes the numbers add up with the 5pm Sale.

Formerly Monty’s, this Radnor Street venue relaunched in early 2018 as 10 10. Aiming for a chilled, laidback atmosphere, it has an airy ground floor and a spacious mezzanine. It is equally welcoming whether you want to pop-in for morning coffee or an evening of steaks and boozy shakes with friends. Part of the buzzy Finnieston area of Glasgow, it is handy for the Hydro, SEC and Clyde Auditorium. 10 10 is pooch-friendly.

As well as an all day brunch menu, 10 10 specialises in burgers with just over twenty varieties available. All of which can be customised with a dozen or so sauces and toppings. Most of the burgers are based around a beef burger with plenty of lamb, chicken and veggie options taking the supporting roles.

£12 will see you sitting pretty with a burger, fries and a beer with the 5pm Sale.

Hillhead Bookclub

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Hillhead Bookclub: catch up on your reading (not really) in this popular West End venue.

Formerly a cinema, Hillhead Bookclub is now a beautifully restored, charmingly bohemian bar and kitchen on Vinicombe Street. Just off Byres Road, the Hillhead Bookclub is a multi-level venue that pairs good value, rustic food with a ping pong table, hip music and cocktails served in gramophones.

You can enjoy two courses from the Bookclub set menu plus a glass of wine or a soft drink for £12 on the 5pm Sale.

The menus change regularly but we are eyeing up the crispy chicken wings with sriracha sauce to start. Perhaps followed by the roasted beetroot risotto, topped with goats cheese and beetroot crisps.

The Mallard

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Don’t let your feathers get ruffled. Chill at The Mallard.

The Mallard Bar is on Great Western Road in Glasgow’s West End. Decked out with neat mix of bare bricks, chunky wooden furniture, Harris tweed and a gorgeous copper-topped bar, it’s a stylish neighbourhood hangout for a bite to eat or a nifty cocktail. On sunny days, the outside tables are much in demand from customers who want to sip on something frosty while watching the West End street life.

The Mallard are offering a main course each for two people when booking with the 5pm Sale.

As always, the kitchen likes to keep the menu fresh so dishes do change regularly. However, typical main course choices might be the roast chicken supreme with fondant potato, peas, bacon and gem lettuce or the Andalucian fish stew with chorizo, potato and tomato broth.

Da Luciano

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Da Luciano serves classic and contemporary Italian dishes in Bothwell.

Da Luciano is a contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar on Bothwell’s Silverwells Crescent. As well as a bar lounge and the Bothwell Dining room, there is a bright conservatoire dining space. Da Luciano has a popular sun terrace for al fresco dining. Although admittedly, the opportunities for using the terrace over the next few weeks may be limited. The restaurant has its own free parking while the nearest train stations are at Uddingston and Blantyre.

The decor is as smart as it is welcoming and attracts a strong following from local residents including Glasgow’s footballers. Classic and contemporary Italian dishes ranging from pizza and pasta to osso bucco populate the various menus.

The 5pm Sale offer is for two courses plus a glass of Prosecco.