Everything in the world is either a potato or not a potato
First of all, top marks for the location of this cracking Scottish restaurant. When I googled the Ardnamurchan Restaurant in Glasgow, it said it was a 3-minute walk from our flat. Which wasn’t planned. But worked out perfectly. We stayed at a Glasgow City Flats Apartment on Cowcaddens Road. Ardnamurchan restaurant is around the corner on Hope St. Which also meant that there wasn’t far to roll back after scran. Ardnamurchan is directly across the road from the Theatre Royal. A pre-theatre din-win methinks!
I never used to be that person who Googled a menu before I went for food. Because it’s a very sad pastime. But over the last year, I’ve Googled every menu. Ardnamurchan touched a sweet spot for both Scott and I. The menu for this restaurant, which celebrates Scottish produce, is the best we’ve come across to date. Which is no mean feat. We’ve eaten heaps.
Ardnamurchan Restaurant Menu
Oh me lord. Everything on this super tasty menu is Scottish. Scallops, venison, langoustines, the whole shebang! And it was far too difficult to decide on food. If I had it my way I would have ordered a fillet of venison dressed with steak and scallops. With a langoustine sauce. On halibut. Ardnamurchan is a fantastic accolade great Scottish produce.
We received a lovely warm welcome and were sat by the window. It was a cracking day in Glasgow and the sun shined down on the streets as enjoyed a daiquiri and a pint of Heineken. I had the daiquiri. Straight-up. My favourite. We eventually decided on scran. Scott had North Uist landed grilled langoustines to start with. I cleverly ordered langoustines for my main so I could analyse how Scott ate his scallops. Eating langos is a messy job but someone has to do it. They were presented in a garlic butter alongside rocket. And they were a 12 out of 10.
For starter, I had Isle of Mull scallops because, for some reason, I can’t seem to tear myself away from scallops. Scallops are everything. They were served with curried cauliflower puree, black pudding crumble and pea shoots.
For main, Scott had Oven Roasted Fillet of Scottish Halibut with brown crab, white wine and dill cream, thyme butter barley and tenderstem broccoli. With chips. Because how could one possibly go for dinner without ordering a side of chips?
Pudding It Out There
Scott described my Bramble Almond Blondie as a health food. And I wish that was the case. But the brown sugar, ice cream and gin coulis definitely told a different story. If only all health foods were so luxurious. Scott had the Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta, dulce de leche, demerara shortbread and chocolate soil. And I stole some before it had even it hit the table. Dulce de leche is everything by the way. Gimme it all.
Ardnamurchan restaurant in Glasgow exceeded my expectations. The restaurant proudly promotes locality and serves the best Scottish produce. There are some great offers at the restaurant and the menu is fabulous. You can check out the a la carte menu here.
Our meal was gifted but as always, all opinions are our own.