Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, with plenty of grill dishes, close to the King's Theatre.
In recent times businesses on and around Sauchiehall Street have experienced all manner of stormy waters. Yet for years Alla Turca sailed serenely through it all and in its new incarnation makes a pit-stop across the Ionian sea to Italy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Turkish side of the menu offers a surer touch, starting with delicious fresh Turkish bread. Kebabs come served fit for a sultan, arriving atop ornate trays still skewered on gleaming blades. There are some upmarket grilled options of which the pistachio lamb kebab is a creative mix of flavours. Over on the Italian frontier, there’s a selection of standards ranging from pizza to pasta. The spaghetti and meatballs prove to be a satisfying, if safe, spot to land on. Of course, the proximity to surrounding theatres and cinemas make it a great place to enjoy a meal before digesting some of Glasgow’s culture. A fact that is reflected in one of the better value pre-theatre menus in the city centre.
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Turkish classical
- Capacity: 100
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: July 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £19.95 per bottle