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Highlander House, 58 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
  • Telephone 0141 204 3444
  • Food served Mon–Tue 6.15am–6pm; Wed–Fri 6.15am–9pm; Sat 10.30am–9pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times 5pm–7pm
  • Average price £7.95 (set lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95
  • Email
  • Website www.operettaglasgow.co.uk
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Operetta is a smart, large restaurant and café, which by day bustles with office workers grabbing soups, sandwiches or a quick pasta. In the evening the restaurant suffers a little atmospherically from its daytime existence – the large self-service counters are empty and music radio plays on the stereo. To start the fritto misto featured a lovely finger of tallegio cheese, a king prawn and some calamari all breaded and deep-fried. It is tasty and well cooked as are the prawns in garlic and chilli. The steak tips pappardella main features pasta with slices of quality fillet steak in a rich creamy sauce – perhaps a little too rich as it is in danger of overpowering the steak. The meringue – the only home-made dessert on offer – to follow was generous and gooey rather than chewy in the middle. It can all be washed down with a glass of decent house wine from a pretty good wine list featuring big hitters like Barolo at good restaurant prices.

  • High point: Large bright clean space
  • Low point: Atmosphere not quite right at nights
  • Average price: £7.95 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: None - Mainly delivering during the day to the office trade
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Magic Radio - Pop music
  • Capacity: 145
  • Largest group: 85
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle