Dakota Hotel, Deluxe Bar and Grill
- Telephone 0141 404 3680
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 6–10pm; Sat 12.30–3pm, 5–10pm; Sun 12.30–3pm, 6–9.30pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 6–7pm; Sat 12.30–6.30pm
- Pre-theatre price £21
- Website glasgow.dakotahotels.co.uk
A sophisticated and nurturing restaurant where classic, locally sourced ingredients are brought alive with inventive modern twists.
Hotel restaurants with a standalone identity aren’t much of a thing in Glasgow. But Dakota is keen to engage with that idea. It’s an impressive place, clearly with one eye on the surrounding financial district and the corporate credit cards that bring much of the custom. Down the stairs and into the mighty space, the weightiness of wooden booths and champagne bottles is what strikes you. Nearly half the menu is seafood — a decadent lobster macaroni with a bisque that cuts through the cheese, or thoroughly impressive halibut with caviar, atop a light mousseline that’s enlivened by shreds of lemon. Very nicely done. Steaks and lavish cuts of Scottish produce (venison, duck) complete the spread, all cooked with the requisite skill. If the occasional dish doesn’t exceed the sum of its (admittedly expensive) parts, overall the standard is still very high. Posh riffs on the classics continue into dessert, where the fragrancy of a vanilla pavlova, and the caramelised crunch of banana tarte tatin, stand out. The market menu offers pared-down dishes at a fantastic price considering the surroundings, and there are over 30 wines and champagnes by the glass.
- Private dining: Up to 12 covers
- No. overnight rooms: 83
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: playlist hand picked by Ken McCulloch the manager mainly low key jazz and easy listening
- Capacity: 84
- Largest group: 12
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £22 per bottle
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