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
  • 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.

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A relative newcomer opened in the spring of 2017, Ardnamurchan is unquestionably a looker with its retro cocktail-bar booths and banquettes, parquet flooring and smart sea green tiling. Set on a lesser-trodden stretch of Hope Street adjacent to the Theatre Royal – for which it has been pitched to serve – value for money is the restaurant’s other USP. Their pre-theatre deal in particular offers a carefully calibrated ratio of quality to cost. Whipped goat’s cheese is jumbled together with thin slices of beetroot carpaccio, roast squash and toasted pumpkin seeds in a simple, refreshing cold starter. Co-owner Julie Douglas’s family go back ten generations on the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the restaurant maintains good supply links with its namesake estate – for instance when it comes to sourcing the venison that goes into their winter-warming stew (they’re also an exclusive stockist of Ardnamurchan spirit, which will come of age as a whisky by 2020). 45-day dry-hung Speyside sirloin steak justifies the modest price supplement. Sticky toffee pudding with candied pecans and vanilla ice-cream rounds-off a solidly satisfying meal worth sampling whether you’re dashing off to the theatre afterwards or not.

The List's rating






Malcolm Jack visited Ardnamurchan on 14 March 2018
  • High point: Your new go-to for a good-value early-evening meal in the city centre
  • Low point: Overdone chicken
  • Notable dish: 45-day dry-hung Speyside 9oz beef sirloin steak
  • 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

Reviews & features

Best restaurants in Glasgow for good pre-theatre deals

31 May 2018

Including fine dining and small boutique style restaurants

Whether you're after a quick pre-show drink and a bite to eat or three courses at a price that won't break the bank, Glasgow has plenty of pre-show dining deals so you don't have to go to the theatre on an empty stomach.