With the return of culinary master Brian Maule after a long stint working in some of the best kitchens in France and London and the formation of the Glasgow Restaurant Association, the Glasgow food and wine scene is buzzing. Comparable to shopping in London, it is now agreed that Glasgow can be recognised as the best dining scene in the UK outside of London. With its' trend-setting ways, let us explore the places you need to be when in Glasgow. Summer months provide warm, long and sunny days, so it is only natural that the alfresco option makes your list. Cobbled streets of the West End, Merchant City, Buchanan Street or the Royal Exchange Square are all places of perfection. Being the retail hub, it will especially entice the shopaholic in us and is ideal for that shopping/lunching combo.
As previously mentioned, the culinary expert Brian Maule arrived back in Scotland with some flourish. For the fine dining experience, his restaurant Chardon D'Or holds title for glamour. With the option for a tasting or a la carte menu, you can indulge in fresh produce guided by the twists and turns of French inspiration, with the wine list encompassing the globe, highlighting France Location details: 176 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4RL.
Heading now to something with a traditional brasserie feel is Malmaison, which is a part of an extremely chic and elegant hotel erected from an old church in the middle of the city. Low, mood lighting and little booths gives a warm and cosy feel, with the menu offering a bounty of fish, steaks and salad. Excellent espresso accompanied by a small pot of chocolate mousse, this is the perfect choice for a pre-theatre meal. Location details: 278 West George St, Glasgow
When having a casual night out on the town for drinks and nibbles, you can only head to the best wine bar in Glasgow of course! Boudoir Wine Bar has fantastic, knowledgeable service and great choice of vino and cocktails. Choices from pastries and antipasti, this laid back and classy type of atmosphere will allow you to put on your best dress and enjoy yourself. Location details: Unit E/Merchant Square/Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1LE
From Scottish to Indian, tapas to sushi and whisky to vino, this is only a small fraction of the huge variety of food and beverage delights available. Be sure to make use of the city's diverse selection of bars and restaurants on your visit. Auto Europe has over 60 years' experience sourcing rental cars across the globe for our valued customers. For more information give our experienced reservations staff a call on 1300 656 601 or simply book online!
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