- Telephone 0141 636 6955
- Seasonal times Open Sun if special occasion, eg Mother's Day
- Food served Mon–Sat 10am–10pm Closed Sun
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 5–6.30pm
- Average price £9.90 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.90
- Website battlefieldrest.co.uk
Southside restaurant serving modern Italian dishes with a Scottish slant, in iconic and elegant surroundings.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The iconic striped tiles in olive and cream on the outside of this former tram waiting room instantly conjure up the romanticism of a bygone era, lending a unique charm to this Italian–Scottish bistro. That’s not to say that Battlefield Rest is in any way old-fashioned. Its stylish interior is elegant yet relaxed, and the menu offers an up-to-date take on traditional Italian offerings. Bubbling pot gambrizo sees juicy king prawns infused with flavours of chilli, garlic and rosemary, served with delicious homemade focaccia to mop up the addictive sauce. Pan-fried fillet of sea bass arrives on beautifully pillowy sea bass and ricotta ravioli, with peas and asparagus adding uplifting freshness. Spaghetti carbonara highlights the enjoyment of a classic well done, with al dente pasta in a not too creamy sauce. Desserts are mainly variations on ice-cream sundaes; those with a serious sweet tooth can indulge in a Regent Moray – tablet ice-cream with shortbread and honey cream. If you’re more into savoury, a cheeseboard of Isle of Mull Cheddar, black crowdie and dolcelatte is another great example of their Scottish and Italian blend.
- High point: Interesting and stylish setting
- Low point: Not much selection for dessert
- Notable dish: Sea bass
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: different jazz playlists
- Live entertainment: no
- Capacity: 82
- Largest group: 40, or 82 for a private function
- Open since: 1994
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £15.90 per bottle
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