Six by Nico

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Six by Nico
1132 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Telephone 0141 334 5661
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon-10pm. Closed Mon.
  • Email
  • Website sixbynico.co.uk
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A clever, creative six-course tasting menu that changes completely every six weeks.

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The six-course tasting menu at Six by Nico changes every six weeks, delivering an entirely new dining experience, or ‘story’ as they like to call it. There’s no choice – although there is a full vegetarian version and plenty of opportunity to substitute or remove ingredients that don’t agree with you. Themes since the March 2017 opening have included The Chippie, Picnic and The Forest. New York delivered an extraordinary deconstructed reuben sandwich as the main course. This unctuous combination of 24 hour-cooked beef brisket with smoked barley risotto followed witty takes on the salmon-and-cream-cheese bagel, buffalo chicken with gorgonzola and pickled celery, eggs Benedict with a miso and brown butter hollandaise, and a punning dish of cod with fregola pasta and pesto christened the Codfather. Dessert was a Big Apple of gravity-defying spherical cheesecake injected with green lemon curd. The next scheduled story – Vietnamese Street Food – could hardly present a greater contrast. This is seriously creative, show-off food that could fall flat without exemplary cooking and astute pairing and blending of flavours. In reality it’s an absolute delight – six delicious, surprising, fun things you’ve never eaten before, one after the other, and all for £25 – plus there’s a drinks flight for the same price.

The List's rating
9

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Martin Cross visited Six by Nico on 21 March 2018
  • High point: Exciting, creative and above all delicious food
  • Low point: Tables in the window are a bit cramped
  • Notable dish: Confit chicken, gorgonzola mousse, pickled celery
  • Average price: £25 (set lunch); £25 (set dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: 80s/90s pop, soul, soft rock
  • Capacity: 38
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

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