- Telephone 0141 334 4040
- Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri–Sat noon–midnight
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6pm
- Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.95
- Website www.bothyrestaurant.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
Nestled down the cobbles of Ruthven Lane, The Bothy forms part of the G1 group’s portfolio, which boasts over 40 pubs, clubs and restaurants around Scotland. From kilted waiting staff to thistle wallpaper, it’s all very twee, although cosy and comfortable with large armchairs for relaxing in and open fireplaces to warm beside. Menu wise, there are not many surprises but it is an appealing selection none the less with a variety of meats and fish such as scallops and sea bass through to lamb and duck. Start with scallops and Stornoway black pudding, the seafood could be fresher but the portion is huge and the pudding cooked well – a decent apple sauce brings the dish together without making it overly sweet. For main course, try the Ayrshire lamb rump, served pink and given a lively kick from paprika-laden chorizo, while crisp new potatoes add texture and another layer of flavour. Service can get a little stretched and seem a bit absent-minded at times, though there seems little complaint from their customer base of mostly tourists or students, enjoying their reasonably priced ‘braw deal’ menu.
- High point: Scottish and proud
- Low point: Service a little brisk
- Notable dish: Roast rump of Ayrshire lamb
- Private dining: 24 / 8
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Scottish Artists
- Live entertainment: Acoustic guitar music on Fri/Sat nights
- Capacity: 130
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2004
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £17.50 per bottle
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