At 5pm we love the NHS and we appreciate everyone who works so hard to keep it running successfully. The doctors, nurses, surgeons, administrative staff, cleaners... We want to let you know we appreciate everything you do: the nightshifts, the ever increasingly workloads, and the times you go above and beyond to give your patients the best care.
So for two weeks, starting from today, we're giving you a gift - an exclusive offer only available to NHS staff! All you need to do is show your NHS staff card when you dine. The offers run from today until 2nd September and can be used at all the restaurants listed below. There's 14 to choose from so make sure you take advantage.
Here's a list of the restaurants taking part and their offers exclusive to NHS staff.
Located on the first floor of Merchant Square, Metropolitan has balconies with panoramic views of the twinkling lights and cobbles of the square. Inside the restaurant is a sophisticated piano bar and cocktail lounge. The menu is made of Scottish and classic bistro style dishes.
Windows - Carlton George
Windows at the Carlton George Hotel in the city centre is Glasgow’s only rooftop restaurant. If you're quick (and if the weather plays ball) you might be able to snag one of the outdoor tables. The menu changes with the seasons and made include dishes like twice cooked cider braised pork belly and wild mushroom gnocchi.
Bar Soba - Mitchell Lane
Bar Soba, tucked just off Buchanan Street in Mitchell Lane, pays homage to the street food artists of South East Asia’s bustling night markets. Expect Asian flavour bombs washed down with imaginative cocktails, while local and international DJs play diverse beats in the background.
Bar Soba - Byres Road
Bar Soba is so well loved in Glasgow it has three restaurants. The latest to open is at the quarter of Merchant Square and has the same formula of Pan Asian street food and punky interior that proved so winning in the Mitchell Lane and Byres Road restaurants.
Corinthian Club has one of the most spectacular dining settings in Glasgow. The Merchant City restaurant, a former bank, has elaborate cornicing, amazing gold leaf work and a dazzling glass dome. Their menu serves bistro style dishes made using locally sourced ingredients.
The Kelbourne Saint
A former church in the West End's Queen Margaret Drive, The Kelbourne Saint is best known for being the location of the famous Trainspotting scene where Begbie threw a pint glass into the crowd (fear not, the pub has gone through many incarnations since then and is now very far removed the pub it was in the film). These days it is family friendly, with a large beer garden which has its own kids’ play area, deck chairs and heated huts, a giant beer tankard filled with the pub's own Apache Pilsner, and a menu of bistro style dishes.
The Crafty Pig
Billed as a brewhouse and smoke pit, The Crafty Pig is a neighbourhood bar at Kelvinbridge, Great Western Road. The kitchen at The Crafty Pig takes its cue from the southern states of the US and dogs, ribs, wings, burgers and Tex Mex faves are the mainstays on the menu.
Walk through the door of Arta and you immediately feel like you’ve been transported from Glasgow’s Merchant City to a courtyard in Mallorca. The listed building, which was a cheese market in Medieval times, is a vast space of stone pillars, lush flowers arrangements, and sweeping staircases and balconies that look like they’ve been transported from a film set of Romeo and Juliet. The menu serves Spanish tapas made with Scottish ingredients.
Tucked away in rural Lanarkshire, within the picturesque Clyde Valley, The Opal is part of the Radstone Hotel. Large glass panels framing fantastic views of the Clyde valley make every meal there a scenic experience. The menu at The Opal takes influence from the Mediterranean.
Bar Soba - Edinburgh
Inside Edinburgh's Bar Soba you'll find a manga and graffiti-splashed interior and an imaginative Asian fusion menu of small plates and mains hot from the wok. Highlights include the teriyaki beef noodles, the crispy Shanghai Pork and the buttermilk fried chicken katsu curry.
When Tigerlily launched in 2006, it arguably kick started the renaissance of George Street as the capital’s most fashionable area for eating and drinking. A 2015 refurbishment ensured that the boutique hotel, bar and restaurant stays at the head of the pack.
Part of the award-winning Montpeliers group, Indigo Yard is a welcoming bar and restaurant on Charlotte Lane, just off Queensferry Road in Edinburgh’s West End. Spit roast chicken is Indigo Yard’s speciality but it also serves a range of dishes like burgers, roast salmon and cous cous.
Stylish Rabble has an outdoors-but-indoors feel with a glass roof and plants which fill almost every space of the restaurant. The Josper and Robata grills are at the heart of the menu; carefully selected meat and the finest seafood are cooked low and slow over white oak charcoal to produce signature dishes such as the 60-hour rubbed beef short rib or the grilled cod.
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