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Will Fly BS: Wining & dining in Glasgow (12) BS: Wining & dining in Glasgow 02 Oct 18


We're travelling back from Glasgow to Sussex today, with an overnight stop near Lancaster to see my sister. Had a great time and reminded myself of all the places I knew as a kid in the late '40s/early '50s. And pigged out!

La Lanterna, near the Kelvin Bridge, was a great experience with plenty of delicious food and a friendly atmosphere. We ate there many years ago when it was La Parmigiana- it was good then and even better now. My linguine pescatora was stuffed full of monkfish, prawns, mussels and scallops, and Madame's crab ravioli was enormous.

We went up to Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond on Friday, and enjoyed sunshine before enjoying a lobster salad in the Luss Seaford Bar! Lovely food and friendly service.

Saturday saw us at the Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane, where we ate last in 2001. We had good memories of it but, alas, they'd crammed in more tables, it was incredibly noisy and the food, though good, was overpriced. Scallops followed by venison. The staff were very efficient and gave excellent service, so - a mixed experience.

Sunday we ate in the hotel - One Devonshire Gardens - seafood again, and pricey, as you might expect from a West End hotel. The hotel has a huge selection of malts, and a 12-year old Jura (double) helped it all along.

Last night we ate at a tiny place - Number 16, in Byres Road. Gorgeous food - scallops followed by halibut. Superb flavours and lovely staff. Number 16 was the high spot, followed by La Lanterna. Not to mention the Willow Tea Rooms.

Just hope the car's suspension will take our weight...

Anyway, apart from eating, we enjoyed the Kibble Palace (beautifully restored), the Hunterian, and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Sauchiehall Street was in a mess, just like 2001, and we mused on the immense pile of scaffolding that is the School of Art.


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