This restaurant has ceased trading.

Alea Glasgow, Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow, G5 8NP
  • Telephone 0141 555 6144
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 6pm–5am
  • Food served Mon–Sun 5–11.30pm
  • Email
  • Website www.tasty-at-alea.com
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A colourful giant of a restaurant, based in a casino with a set menu that features Scottish ingredients cooked in European style.

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Hidden upstairs in a casino in the commercialised depths of Springfield Quay, you’ll find the colossal Tasty. After toying with an adventurous Asian-fusion style, Tony Singh settled for a European menu, which casino regulars apparently feel more comfortable with. However, hints of Asia can still be seen in the colourful, contemporary, up-market décor, especially in the plush bar area. On weeknights, the cavernous restaurant might feel empty and void of atmosphere, though apparently the ‘big players’ fill it up during weekends, to coincide with the set menu (there’s no à la carte here) leaping up in price. Starters include prawn marie rose wrapped in smoked salmon, or Singh’s signature haggis pakora, though if you are happy paying a supplement, try the starter of scallops and chorizo, which come beautifully presented. For mains you can upgrade to a rack of lamb, or one of the steaks sourced from Shaw’s Fine Meats. The assiette of pork from the standard menu is good, with a tender rare-breed pork steak, juicy pork belly and a petite but intense black pudding bon-bon.

  • High point: Dazzling views across the Clyde
  • Low point: Comatose atmosphere
  • Average price: £14.95 (Sun–Thu)
  • Private dining: Up to 18 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Generic pop which is piped in from the casino
  • Live entertainment: Singers in the Long Bar at the weekends, which is in a different area from the restaurant, and DJs until 5.30am
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle