- Telephone 0141 333 1788
- Opening times Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 2–11pm.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 2–11pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6.30pm
- Average price £8.95 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.90
- Website www.sichuanhouse.co.uk
Smart city centre restaurant offering a rare chance to try a sizzling regional Chinese cuisine.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Sichuan-style cooking is most noted for the heat derived from the unique taste of the south-west Chinese region’s chillis. In the only restaurant dedicated to bringing these provincial tastes to the city, dishes here showcase them in vibrant red colours – which can leave a little sweat on the brow. Cumin beef is in tender strips with crispy chunks of grilled onion, and there is plenty of spice in the hearty hotpots combining chilli oil with a variety of meats. While it could be overpowering for some, there’s no denying the dishes are packed with flavour. Those seeking something milder will find plenty to choose from in an extensive menu featuring traditional dishes, such as spicy sea snails, or popular favourites such as roast duck and steamed sea bass. Despite the luxurious seating and stylish décor, there’s a little intimacy lacking – perhaps a result of the bright lighting or simply the location on bustling Sauchiehall Street, it's an upmarket experience that could benefit from a homely touch or two.
- High point: Chance to try regional cuisine
- Low point: Quality aspects don't quite knit together
- Notable dish: Sichuan-style sea bass with chilli oil
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: trance
- Capacity: 100
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £15 per bottle