About Under the Grill

With Under the Grill I haven’t set out to educate food lovers in the West of Scotland, it’s simply an honest comment on my eating out experiences which cover restaurants in Glasgow and Ayrshire with a few geographical wild cards flung in for good measure. I don’t pad out reviews with meaningless pics and prefer to concentrate on hard facts about the quality of the food in relation to whats being charged and the overall experience
I’ve tried to restrict reviews to places I have visited in the last eighteen months as you will be well aware a lot can change in eighteen minutes in any culinary establishment! Your comments and recommendations would be most welcome.

Word On The Street

Kail Yard Tarbolton (pronounced Tarboutin’) review now up

Battlefield Rest

I rave about the Battlefield Rest but it would appear that others do too!….Not only has “The Rest” been nominated in the 2014 Scottish Italian Awards 2014 but yet again they have also been nominated in the National PAPA Awards in both incidences for their pizza which I adore. Owner Marco Giannasi chatted with me last weekend and it seems apart from making the headlines with the restaurant’s reputation for great food they (Marco and his wife Yellena) also find time to be tortured by taking part in an ice bucket challenge on Sunday 26th October at the restaurant. The Rest isn’t normally open on a Sunday however to coincide with this fund raiser for McMillan and Marie Curie charities there will be drinks and anti pasta for an entry ticket price of £10 all of which is going to the good causes. I promised Marco I wouldn’t mention the fact that he and Yellena are going to be on The Antiques Road Show in the near future so Marco I wont mention it…..or the makeup!!!

Competition Time!

Country Living Magazine’s Christmas Fair will be held at the SEEC Glasgow on Thursday 30th until Sunday the 23rd November and Under The Grill has a pair of complimentary tickets for the event (worth £28) for the winners of our
Xmas Cracker Quiz question!…………..just send an email telling UTG why holly is associated with Christmas time to underthegrill@aol.com. More information on the fair which includes festive eatables can be found at http://www.countrylivingfair.com

Free Beer For The Workers!!
Clockwork Beer Co are giving punters the chance to brew their own grog when they take part in a competition to “Name That Beer”……see http://www.clockworkbeercompany.co.uk/clockwork-beer-co/our-brewery/win-the-chance-to-byob.html

Ravenous!
Was back at the Raven in Renfield St for dinner last week and it’s just gotten better if that was at all possible.Tried a beer called Glad Eye for the first time and was super impressed with that both in the bottle and on draft.(young lady that served me didn’t know what a glad eye was…..I had to put her straight and no I didn’t mention a Japs Eye!)

Gordon Jack/scotimage.com 19/06/14 - raven, renfield street, glasgow

Great to see a place like the Raven doing so well having barely opened to the public two months ago, it honestly felt that it had been there for years and the staff had been working together for a lifetime. I spoke with one of the servers and I was asking how things were now the rose tinted specs were gone and she said truthfully…. “I like coming to work…. it really is a team effort and unlike other places I’ve worked I enjoy what I do”…….I think that says it all!

791101 GPDC Maclay Raven Menu A4 110614 v16

Having experienced the platter before in preparation I didn’t have a great deal of lunch however lets just say………….I didn’t leave hungry!!

10 out of 10 on all fronts………..well done!! See my earlier review at http://underthegrill.co.uk/2014/06/26/the-raven-renfield-st-glasgow/

Review for the Akdeniz Turkish Restaurant in Glasgows High St now up!!

Wee Gurkha Nepalese & Indian cusine East Kilbride review now up.

Ivy India at what was the old Malletsheugh closes and reopens as Indian Platform (amateur hour I’m afraid!….very very poor)

Under the Grill Glasgow restaurants

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