22 Bridge Street, Glasgow, G5 9HR
  • Telephone 0141 258 2326
  • Opening times Tue–Sun 5–9.30pm.
  • Food served Tue–Thu 5.30–9.30pm; Fri/Sat 5–10.30pm; Sun 5.30–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5–7.30pm; Fri/Sat 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
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An enchanting Egyptian restaurant just south of the Clyde dishing out champion tagines and more.

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Set over two floors – one a mezzanine with low tables and cushions – Nur’s lovely, ambient interior gives you the impression that you’ve just stumbled upon something quite special. The lush, silk fabrics draped around the dining area, shisha pipes, low lighting and delicious smell of sizzling spices dancing through the air, make you feel like you’ve travelled to somewhere exotic. The food is full of Egyptian flavour – try the fava beans with spicy sausage and tomato sauce to start, or the smoked beef cooked with scrambled eggs – or go for one of the dips, like baba ganoush. For mains, try a big tagine, full of slow-cooked ingredients, such as huge, soft chunks of chicken that fall apart when touched, in a thick, spicy spinach sauce. Or get something off the grill, such as minced lamb koftas or succulent chicken kebabs, coated in rich herbs and spices, and come with lots of fresh salad and homemade flat bread. With BYOB, occasional belly dancers and unusual desserts such as rose ice-cream with chocolate, this place is worth a visit if you fancy something different.

  • High point: Lovely, warm authentic vibe
  • Low point: Tatty toilets
  • Notable dish: Chicken and spinach tagine cooked with onion, garlic, split peas and fresh herbs
  • Average price: £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 24 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Egyptian music
  • Live entertainment: Belly dancer on last Saturday of the month, occasional harp player
  • Capacity: 60 (14 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2009
  • BYOB: £3.95, 75p beer corkage