- 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
- Website ardnamurchan.biz
Bar and restaurant taking the name, inspiration and a fair amount of produce from the west coast peninsula for its Scottish dishes and drinks.
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.
- 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
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Best restaurants in Glasgow for good pre-theatre deals31 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.