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December 3, 2019

Good food. Good wine. Good company. Christmas sorted.


Serving Scottish cuisine and seafood, Rogano is situated on Exchange Place in the city centre and is Glasgow’s oldest surviving restaurant. With its Art Deco style and carefully curated 1930s ambience this established restaurant is elegant and relaxed, with staff dedicated to ensuring your dining experience is a memorable one. 

Ewan MacGregor, Robert Carlisle, Kylie Minogue and Jude Law have all recognised the restaurant's appeal and eaten here.

Menus at Rogano are awash with luxurious classic seafood like lobster, oysters, scallops and more. For those who prefer turf to surf there are also plenty of meaty delights such as the Ardgay Venison with salt baked celeriac, cavolo nero, boudin noir and pickled bramble. Steak lovers may opt for the restaurant’s  fillet of Scotch beef with oxtail boulangère, braised carrots and a Béarnaise sauce.

New Head Chef Martin Connor has recently added his own touches including a variety of sushi and sashimi selections.

You can book into the restaurant at Rogano here.

Private Dining Experience at The Grill Room at 29

Flying in a private jet is a luxury few of us will have.

By contrast, all of us can get a taste of the high life with today’s Big Deal on a private dining experience at The Grill Room in 29 Private Members’ Club.

Occupying two floors of a stunning 19th century sandstone building on Royal Exchange Square, 29 Private Members’ Club offers a smart, fashionable spot in which to enjoy a splendid meal.

Right in the hub of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan city centre, it is well known for its fantastic service, glamorous décor and award-winning food.

This private dining experience would be perfect for a birthday or anniversary meal with family; a business meeting or simply a great meal out with friends.

Available seven days a week from the 3rd of January to the 28th of February 2020 (14th Feb excluded), the Big Deal is for eight to twenty people to have a four course meal in one of the venue’s sumptuous private dining rooms.

Priced at £25 per person, the offer requires a minimum of eight and maximum of twenty purchases to validate.

Taken from the a la carte menu, the exact dishes will change according to the ingredients in season.

Now, that private jet trip may be a very long way off.

However, you can enjoy a fine meal in the luxurious surrounds of a private dining room at 29 by simply bagging this Big Deal.

4 Courses, Cocktail and Coffee at Glenskirlie Castle

A cocktail made with a healthy dash of fizz is one of the best combinations to ever fill a glass. Pretty fine by itself, it reaches another level when it is the prelude to an exquisite meal.

Don’t take our word for it – try it yourself with today’s Big Deal with Glenskirlie Castle.

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Glenskirlie Castle is located near Banknock.

Located just twenty minutes from Glasgow, forty from Edinburgh and fifteen from Stirling, it is very convenient for anyone in the Central Belt.

The award-winning kitchen prepares everything fresh and in-house with Scottish ingredients taking pride of place on the menus.

Starting with a refreshing fizz cocktail, today’s Big Deal is for a four course lunch or dinner for two from the market menu at Glenskirlie. A pre-dessert is included in the four courses.

The dishes on the menu change regularly depending on what is in season, but typical main courses might be the confit duck with apple gel, roasted courgette, herb crushed potatoes and red wine jus or the fish of the day served with garlic quinoa, butternut puree, celeriac and butternut and pink grapefruit butter sauce.

This offer would make a great treat for a friend or relative. Fizz cocktails and a lovely lunch or dinner in sumptuous surroundings – what could be better?

Valid from early January to the end of March (13-16 Feb, 22 Mar excluded), this Big Deal is £39.99 for two people to have a four course lunch or dinner from the set menu plus a fizz cocktail and coffee. Book here.

Dining Experience with Champagne in Cristal Restaurant at Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort

This Big Deal is for a Champagne dining experience for two beneath the sparkling chandeliers in Mar Hall's flagship Cristal Restaurant.

Built as an Edwardian mansion and tucked away in its own 240-acre woodland estate, five star Mar Hall is one of the most elegant country house hotels in Scotland.

The resort boasts gorgeous views of the River Clyde and Kilpatrick Hills, so you could make a day of it and take a stroll through the scenery.

Needless to say, the hotel has picked up multiple awards plus a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

You will be dining on a gourmet, three course set menu meal, with a chilled glass of Champagne each.

This offer is available Monday to Saturday from 6th January until 31st March 2020 (14/15th Feb excluded), with day and evening dining slots available.

Menus shift with the seasons at Mar Hall, but typical main courses might be the slow roasted Blackgate Beef with foraged Scottish mushrooms and parsnip purée or the Barra cod loin with charred gem lettuce, bacon, mussels and peas.

Everyone has at least one foodie in their life who would adore a fine dining experience as a Christmas present.

With this Big Deal, they can relish three gourmet courses and a glass of Champagne in the setting of an elegant five-star hotel.

So why not upstage Santa this year and treat them to a fabulous Champagne meal at Mar Hall at £49 for two?

With any luck, they’ll take you along with them.

3 Course Fine Dining Meal + Glass of Fizz at The Western Club Restaurant, Glasgow

Not to be confused with Glasgow's wonderful Grand Ol' Opry, cowboys, ten gallon hats and six shooters are seldom found at The Western Club Restaurant.

However, you will definitely find gourmet food, elegant surroundings and polished service. Today’s Big Deal gives you the chance to experience it for yourself with a three course fine dining meal and glass of fizz for two.

This would either make a perfect gift or meal with your other half.

The Western Club Restaurant in Royal Exchange Square has been a Glasgow institution since Regency times when Glasgow was the second city of the Empire and many a local merchant or adventurer would pop in for a little refreshment.

These days The Western Club combines its refined heritage with an airy and bright modern ambience.

The restaurant in the Club Dining Room on the first floor offers a sophisticated and welcoming environment for superb fine dining.

Available Sunday to Friday throughout January 2020, today’s Big Deal invites you to a three course meal for two at The Western Club Restaurant.

A glass of specially selected Western Club Fizz for each diner is included.

Menus at the Western Club combine the finest seasonal Scottish produce with classic French cooking techniques. Maybe that’s why The List Eating and Drinking Guide described it as ‘precise, satisfying food’.

At £45 for two people, this Handpicked Deal at the Western Club is the perfect choice for a special occasion meal.

Private Dining Experience in Tempus - Grand Central Hotel

Frank Ocean has said that ‘The Internet made fame wack and anonymity cool’.

Our number one album remains as far away as ever but, much like Mr Ocean, we can appreciate the value of a little privacy from time to time.

Make your special occasion memorable with today’s Big Deal on a private dining experience at Tempus in the gorgeous Grand Central Hotel.

Perfect for a family celebration, an important anniversary or a birthday bash, today’s Big Deal is for eight to sixteen people to enjoy a three course meal in the hotel’s sophisticated private dining room.

Beautifully renovated and re-opened in 2010, the Grand Central is one of Glasgow’s landmark hotels and it has welcomed everyone from Churchill to Frank Sinatra.

With today’s Big Deal, you and your friends, family or colleagues can enjoy a luxurious private dining experience at Tempus, the hotel’s restaurant.

As well as beautifully dressed tables, the offer includes chair covers and personalised menus, all in your own private area.

Each guest will be served a three course dinner from the market menu, freshly prepared by the award-winning Tempus chefs.

The menus at Tempus always feature locally sourced seasonal ingredients so the exact dishes available may change due to seasonal availability.

Typical main course choices might be the roasted pork loin, pearl barley arancini, beetroot, honey and cider sauce; the thyme and honey-roasted butternut squash, orzo pasta, baby spinach and Dunlop cheddar; and the 8oz sirloin steak, fries, house salad and peppercorn sauce. Some dishes may incur a supplement.

The offer includes a half bottle of wine per person with tea, coffee and tablet to finish.

The deal is available until the end of January 2020 (seasonal shut-outs apply) from 5pm to 8.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, and 4pm to 8.30pm, Friday or Saturday.

Priced at £30 per person, the offer requires a minimum of eight and maximum of sixteen purchases to validate.

This Big Deal at Tempus would be perfect for a big family celebration or a special night out with friends.

The food served by the Tempus chefs is pretty special but the private dining experience will ensure that your big night out is remembered for years to come.

Snap up this Big Deal with The Grand Central Hotel and discover how private dining can turn a meal into a memorable event.

3 Course Steak Dining Experience at Rogue, St. Andrews

Steak makes for a very special meal.

And St. Andrews makes for a very special place.

So here’s a bright idea – why not combine them both with this Big Deal on a decadent three course steak meal for two at one of the town’s most stylish restaurants?

Based on South Street, Rogue is a chic hangout close to both Blackfriars chapel and the university. The golf course is just a few minutes’ drive away.

Rogue specialises in steaks, seafood and cocktails, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It also distils its very own brand of small-batch gin.

With this deal, two people can enjoy a sumptuous three course sirloin steak meal at Rogue. 

It’s a very flexible offer, as you can enjoy your meal seven days for lunch or dinner from 3rd January to 3rd March 2020. Excludes 14-16th Feb.

Between the university, beach and Blackfriars, there’s plenty to see and do in St. Andrews. In other words, you can definitely work up a hearty appetite for steak.

With this in mind, why not enjoy a wee jaunt to the Fife coast after Christmas?

As this Big Deal is so flexible, you could enjoy it as anything from a special dinner to a hearty lunch after Saturday golf to a slap-up Sunday feast.

The offer is £49 for a three course steak dining experience for two at Rogue, St. Andrews. Book here.

5 Course Tasting Menu for 2 at Taisteal, Stockbridge

A contemporary Scottish restaurant on Raeburn Place, Taisteal is Gaelic for journey.

Buy a round the world ticket for your taste buds with today’s Big Deal at this well reviewed, family-run restaurant in Edinburgh’s chic Stockbridge neighbourhood.

As well as extensive stints in numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, the chef proprietor has travelled widely and absorbed culinary techniques from all over the globe.

He brings all of these experiences to bear on the menu at Taisteal.

It obviously works. As well as great 5pm reviews, Taisteal has been included in the Michelin Guide, AA Guide and The Good Food Guide.

Available Tuesday to Friday until the end of March 2020 (festive exclusions apply), the Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a delicious five-course tasting menu at Taisteal.

The kitchen likes to use the best Scottish produce, prepared using techniques, recipes and flavours from around the world.

The tasting menu changes from time to time but this is typical:

Gazpacho and toasted almonds

Duck mousse with gingerbread, duck haggis and pineapple salsa

Crab cannelloni, brown crab biscuit and tomato mousse

Roast rump of lamb, cherry tomatoes, courgettes, red pepper coulis and lamb tortellini

Rhubarb custard, ginger bread, raspberry sorbet

Priced at £55 for a five course tasting menu for two at Taisteal, Stockbridge, this offer would make a tasty Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. Buy it here.

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens

The Restaurant at One Devonshire Gardens, is an elegant affair. Oak panelling and glittering chandeliers are paired with sophisticated cooking and a serious wine list. The sommeliers are always on hand to advise or recommend the perfect wine for your meal. Service is relaxed and friendly yet professional and knowledgeable.

Led by Head Chef Gary Townsend, the talented kitchen team in the Restaurant at One Devonshire Gardens are passionate about using produce which is fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and, wherever possible, organic. The food at the Restaurant is always impeccably sourced, carefully prepared and beautifully presented.

Typical starter dishes from the sample a la carte menu might be the ravioli of West Coast crab; the Gigha halibut ceviche or the duck liver pâté.

Popular main courses include the Goosnargh duck breast with sand carrot, apricot and Scottish girolles or the monkfish with a lentil dahl, masala onions, carrot and yellow pepper and coconut sauce.

You can book in here.