The Giffnock Ivy
- Telephone 0141 620 1003
- Food served Tue–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Sun 12.30–9pm. Closed Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat 5–6.45pm, Sun 12.30–6.45pm
- Average price £11 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £14.95
- Website www.giffnockivy.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Sharing the name of a famous London restaurant, The Giffnock Ivy is setting its standards high with such a name. Inside it's modern, intimate and welcoming, with white tablecloths and plush red seating. The menu is deceptively simple with comfort food on offer but look closer and there is fine dining to be found. Set on the edge of the city, it brings elements of fine dining to suburbs. The clientèle is mostly older folk and the odd young romantic couple. The pan-seared king scallops with black pudding, chorizo, peas and garnished with red chard is a truly beautifully cooked dish. For mains, the roasted cod fillet is served on an island of creamed mash, surrounded by a leek broth with mussels. It all melts into a fishy, potato experience. For afters, the ginger pudding consists of soft sponge and a sticky spicy middle, served with rich ice-cream. Equally fine, is the tiramisu, made to order.
- High point: The subtle and delicate flavours of the scallops
- Low point: A lack of art on the walls
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- Private dining: Up to 6 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Katie Melua, R&B, Easy Listening
- Capacity: 46
- Largest group: 46
- Open since: 2008
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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