At 5pm we are used to amazing value offers at quality restaurants but some of the offers on Dine Out Scotland surprised even us. For £15.95 - three courses and a glass of wine and a tea and coffee? At a restaurant the critics are falling over themselves to rave about? Dine Out Scotland runs until the 4th June so don't miss your chance to take advantage of these fantastic dining opportunities. Here's our picks for the best value £15.95 offers on Dine Out Scotland.
Antipasti is a firm 5pm favourite and for good reason; it serves delicious, traditional Italian dishes at excellent value prices. Its Glasgow city centre location and conscientious service helps too. Antipasti is offering an incredible three courses with a glass of fizz for £15.95 as part of Dine Out Scotland and the menu has a wide range of dishes, including: 8oz rump of lamb with grilled mediterranean vegetables, buttered new potatoes, tomato and onion gravy; lobster Ravioli with seared king prawns in a parmesan, white wine and cream sauce with cherry tomatoes and garden peas; and aubergine and roast pepper parmagiana with penne pasta, oven finished in foil with buffalo mozzarella and a parmesan crust. There's also plenty of options on the starter and main course section, like minestrone, bruschetta, cheesecake of the day and warm chocolate fudge cake.
£15.95 for 3 courses on celebration menu + glass of fizz at Antipasti during Dine Out Scotland.
Ian Brown Food & Drink
Ian Brown Food & Drink may be slightly out of the way in East Renfrewshire's Giffnock but it has developed such a stellar reputation people regularly travel to the area to dine it in. Food critics have lavished the restaurant with praise and 5pm diners love it too; recent 5pm reviews say "GO HERE!!!... you will not get better in Glasgow" and "Just brilliant! Food was perfect... will go back as soon as I get the chance." Ian Brown Food & Drink is run by the award-winning, eponymous chef and his wife and local sourcing is central to the kitchen with every dish cooked from scratch. The menus change with the seasons and produce available but you can expect dishes like chicken and bacon skewers on herb cous cous with orange sauce, aubergine, tomato and feta cheese crumble, and cabbage and savoury rice parcel with red pepper sauce. Ian Brown Food & Drink's Dine Out Scotland offer is excellent value for money - £15.95 for three courses with a glass of wine or fizz.
£15.95 for 3 courses on set menu + glass of wine or fizz at Ian Brown Food & Drink as part of Dine Out Scotland.
Ingram Wynd is a contemporary Scottish restaurant on Ingram Street in Glasgow's stylish Merchant City. The restaurant's menu features delicious updates on traditional Scottish dishes like pan fried lambs liver with mash, crispy bacon, caramelised onion and red wine jus, and roast chicken breast with haggis fritters, chive mash, vegetables and peppercorn sauce. The Scottish influence extends to the starter and main section too, with dishes including black pudding and tomato bruschetta, haggis bon bons, Scottish ice cream and berry cranachan.
£15.95 for 3 courses on pre-theatre menu at Ingram Wynd as part of Dine Out Scotland.
29 - The Grill At The Square
29 - The Grill At The Square is a huge favourite with 5pm Dining customers (it currently has 3967 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 stars out of five) and has a distinguished spot on Royal Exchange Square overlooking the neoclassical columns and canopy of fairy lights. The Grill At The Square is located within 29, the swanky private member's club which has welcomed guests like Alex Ferguson, Rod Stewart and Olly Murs among others, but the restaurant is open to all. Dishes on its Dine Out Scotland menu include Scottish salmon steak with a sweet pea, bacon and shallot butter sauce and maple glazed bacon loin with black haggis and Arran mustard. The delicious desserts include crème caramel bavarios with butterscotch sauce and mini marshmallows, and tipsy laird classic Scottish trifle with fresh dairy cream.
£15.95 for 2 courses on dinner menu + glass of wine at 29 - The Grill At The Square as part of Dine Out Scotland.
Taisteal might be located in Edinburgh's fashionable Stockbridge but its exotic menu takes influences from around the globe. Its chef proprietor has travelled extensively and worked in Michelin star restaurants has used these experiences to create an adventurous, refined menu with dishes including sesame crusted pork belly with butternut squash gnocchi, and miso glazed aubergine with lotus root and aubergine and tomato puree. Desserts include the passionfruit mousse with mojito sorbet and blackcurrant and vanilla panna cotta. Scottish food critics love Taisteal and the restaurant has received many rave reviews from broadsheet newspapers.
£15.95 for 3 courses on market menu at Taisteal as part of Dine Out Scotland.
Indigo Yard has been keeping it fresh since 1996.
Indigo Yard, on Charlotte Lane, just off Queensferry Road, has a cosy mezzanine and a dining area with comfortable booth seating, as well as a covered outside terrace, perfect for this weather we are enjoying just now. Up-cycled and reclaimed materials give it all an enjoyably rustic edge but, underneath the stripped walls and wooden boards, this is a sleek, professional operation. Indigo Yard's showcase is their spit roast chicken but they also serve a variety of dishes created from Scottish produce, like the Orkney steak burger served with beer braised onions, tomato relish, smoked bacon, craft beer and chipotle rarebit and fries, and their steamed Shetland mussels with white wine, cream and garlic. Yummy desserts include the treacle tart with Arran dairies vanilla ice cream and the white chocolate, strawberry and elderflower cheesecake.
£15.95 for 2 courses on lunch menu + drink + tea/coffee at Indigo Yard as part of Dine Out Scotland.
The Cellar Door
Tucked under George IV Bridge, The Cellar Door in Edinburgh is a stylish place to dine, with a slick, modern take on Scottish decor – think muted tones and a wooden carved stags head rather than red tartan and an actual stags head. They make Scottish produce their focus and their dishes, which change with the seasons, include North Atlantic beer battered haddock and hand-cut chips with pea puree and tartar sauce, and ham hough terrine with apple and apricot cinnamon chutney and crostini.
£15.95 for 2 courses on 5pm set menu + glass of Prosecco at The Cellar Door as part of Dine Out Scotland.
Metro Brasserie Grassmarket
Located in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Metro Brasserie is a cool, contemporary restaurant and bar offering an eclectic range of dishes from around the world. Their menu includes hearty favourites like Scotch beef burger on a toasted bun, with gem lettuce, tomato, red onion marmalade with seasoned fries, and battered haddock, handcut chips, minted garden peas & fresh tartare sauce. Its central location in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket makes Metro Brasserie ideally located for a bite to eat while on a summer day out in the capital.
£15.95 for 2 courses from the set menu + drink at Metro Brasserie Grassmarket - Apex as part of Dine Out Scotland.
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