La Bonne Auberge

La Bonne Auberge
161 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RL
  • Box office 0141 352 8303
  • General enquiries 0141 352 8310
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10.30am–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight Closed
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 12.30pm–10pm
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.15pm, 5–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–2.15pm, 5–10.00pm; Sun 12.30–3.00pm, 5–9.00pm
  • Pre-theatre times All week, all day
  • Average price £16.95 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £18.95
  • Email
  • Website www.labonneauberge.co.uk
in association with
Birra Moretti

Bistro-style restaurant adjoining the Cowcaddens Holiday Inn offering various menu deals as well as a pricier core list.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

It’s easy to banish all hotel restaurants to the sin bin of culinary experiences, but La Bonne Auberge is a little different. Attached to a Holiday Inn for the last 20 of its impressive 40 years of life, the number of solo diners at tables proves the hotel’s close presence, but the restaurant also remains popular with clientele keen to check out the nearby culture (the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are within talking distance) before or after their dinner. Its interiors may feel a little corporate, with brick cladding and fussy artwork on the walls, but its food features plenty of skilful cooking and dainty, attractive presentation. A pretty plate of cured smoked salmon with horseradish and cream cheese works well, as does confit duck with poached egg, and a main course of Scotch lamb comes brilliantly pink and expertly seasoned. La Bonne Auberge’s prices are at the higher end of the scale, but there’s a decent prix fixe menu served all day that allows diners a choice of most of its accomplished dishes.

  • High point: Meat is cooked with flair and precision
  • Low point: Restaurant lacking a little soul
  • Notable dish: Loin of lamb with roasted pepper and haggis truffle

La Bonne Auberge Glasgow Theatreland takes pride in being one of the few Glasgow restaurants to still be going strong after 40 years. The original La Bonne Auberge first opened its doors on Bastille Day in 1975, and it's had something to celebrate ever since. Glasgow?s original Mediterranean brasserie continues to thrive and innovate under the guidance of award-winning executive head chef, Gerry Sharkey. Using only the freshest ingredients, the menus offer excellent value for money and tantalising cuisine inspired by France and the Mediterranean. La Bonne Auberge has been awarded an AA Rosette every year since 1997.

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  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 113
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Post-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Instrumental / relaxed music
  • Live entertainment: n/a
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 90
  • Open since: 1975 (different venue, opened in current venue in 1997)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £18 per bottle