The Glasshouse Restaurant and Bar
- Telephone 01698 333888
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.30pm
- Website alonahotel.co.uk
Only fifteen minutes from Glasgow and set in the heart of Strathclyde Country Park on the banks of Strathclyde Loch, the Alona Hotel has an envious position enhanced by the atrium-style Glasshouse restaurant with a view over the loch itself. The food is sourced from local suppliers for a menu which adjusts to take into account what’s seasonal, although the emphasis is very much on what’s most crowd-pleasing: for example, smoked haddock with spring onion mash, steak pie with potato and vegetables and a breast of chicken in mushroom tarragon sauce. Also emphasising the trad but popular ethos is a high tea menu of fish and chips, steak pie or cold meat and potato salad served with soup and a scone (£11.95; Mon-Fri 3-6pm), and an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scone and cakes served with tea or coffee (£7.95), while special function buffets can also be arranged.