325 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3PT
  • Telephone 0141 353 1500
  • Opening times Mon–Fri noon–midnight; Sat/Sun 10am–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–11.45pm
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–9.45pm; Sat–Sun 10am–9.45pm
  • Pre-theatre times 4–6.30pm
  • Average price £9.95 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
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Bar and restaurant taking the name, inspiration and a fair amount of produce from the west coast peninsula for its Scottish dishes and drinks.

Scotland’s west coast peninsula Ardnamurchan looms large at this bar and restaurant. From the name and the logo depicting the lighthouse designed by Alan Stevenson (uncle of Robert Louis) to venison and whisky from the rugged outcrop, it’s a culinary springboard to the wider Highlands and Islands. What might seem a touch trite in say Edinburgh sits happily in a city that doesn’t much do tartan-tinged dining. It’s fairly subtle and well considered here in a pleasant, contemporary set-up – a thistle on the table, fiddly background music, a splash of tartan among the leathery browns of banquettes and booths. A more bistro-style affair surrounds the good-looking bar housing national spirits, plus there are thoughtful cocktails in a drinks menu that warrants a contents page. The food menu reads like a hymn to west Scotland’s produce – langoustine landed on South Uist, Isle of Mull cheddar, smoked fish from Tobermory, a punchy salad of Herbridean blue cheese with blackberries and walnuts. Haggis is here, with neeps and tatties or in a risotto, alongside comforting food aplenty – chicken breast comes with a more-delicate-than-it-sounds truffle and honey mustard sauce, with clapshot that is so buttery you can smell it coming. Blackberries appear again atop a well-executed crème brûlée to finish with aplomb.

  • Average price: £9.95 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle