Beaumartin - The Cottage
- Telephone 0141 258 1881
- Food served Tue 5pm–11pm; Wed–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 12.30–4pm. Closed Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Wed–Fri noon–8pm; Fri–Sat noon–6pm.
- Pre-theatre price £17
- Website www.beaumartinthecottage.co.uk
A cosy new location in Bearsden for the French-Scottish team previously behind Bistro Beaumartin and Le Chalet Beaumartin.
French restaurateur Richard Dupupet and Scottish chef Andrew Stott’s distinctive offering of hearty Scottish-Gallic cuisine served in quirky cosy surrounds never seemed quite comfortable in its previous airy city centre premises. They look far more at home in the Cottage – literally a little old white cottage in Bearsden close to Hillfoot Station, which for 21 years prior was a dress shop. A gas fire crackles in the corner, tables for just 32 covers are packed in tight, there’s a tartan drape behind the front door to keep the draughts out. Warming you from within are Stott’s traditionally minded kitchen creations that come lovingly and unhurriedly crafted. Dishes are manifestly made from fresh and thoughtfully selected seasonal ingredients, and are rich in textures and flavours for it. Leek and goat’s cheese tartlette with a warm potato and herb salad makes for an auspicious start to their lean seasonal menu. Confit duck leg meat slips satisfyingly off the bone, and comes complemented by a white bean ragout and celeriac mash. Chocolate fondant with ice cream is a simple dessert flawlessly done. Dupupet and Stott may not bring curious diners flocking out to Bearsden from the city with their classic and homely offering, but locals have landed a new potential favourite.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Inaudible
- Capacity: 32
- Largest group: 17
- Open since: 2017
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £17 per bottle