9 Gorgeous Graduation Menus in Glasgow
You only graduate for the first time once (after seeing these menus, you’ll probably want to ‘graduate’ at least a few times to try all the dishes) and after all that hard work, and the long day of wearing slightly daft robes, you’ll be ravenous. We’ve put together a list of some of the finest-looking grad menus Glasgow has to offer to help you make the perfect choice. Congratulations!
If you’ve got a big gathering and you want to up the style factor, then Hutcheson’s is a strong contender. Voted Scotland’s most stylish restaurant in 2015, this three floor restaurant has a sumptuous menu to match the decor. The salmon cured with treacle, fennel and coriander sounds perfect, whereas the juniper and garlic roasted loin of Scottish venison sounds like a grad meal to remember.
The Honours – £25.00 for 3 courses with fizz and canapés
Where better to celebrate your honours than The Honours? With Michelin-starred Martin Wishart at the helm, you can be guaranteed an incredible experience here. Rabbit Papardelle for the adventurous types, and The Honours Sundae sounds like a suitable graduate dessert.
The Ubiquitous Chip – Various Menu Options
Possibly the best-known grad lunch destination in the West, and with good reason. The Chip always deliver, and this menu is no different. Well, these three menus, we should say. Want lunch, dinner, or brasserie grad options? You’ll get them here. A quick look leaves the mouth watering – Beetroot semifreddo, dark chocolate brittle gel, coco nibs, meringue – and that’s just one dessert.
Roastit Bubbly Jocks – £24.94 for 3 courses with bubbly
This relaxed wee bistro on Dumbarton Road in the West End has put together a delectable array of treats for the grad menu, and with a family-friendly feel, this is perfect for those who are catering for all ages. The Market Fish of the Day sounds delightful, and steak-lovers are well covered with the Scotch 8oz.
Piccolo Mondo – £21.50 pp
This gorgeous Italian restaurant has had many great service reviews, and judging by the menu choices, the food certainly won’t disappoint on graduation day, either. They’re also excellently priced – this menu includes aperitif, three courses, coffee, chocolate AND whisky or Italian liqueur. Phew! We love the sound of the Seafood Linguine and Sirloin Steak, and an authentic Tiramisu for dessert is the perfect end to a big day.
No. 16 – 3 Course Lunch for £29.50
Salad of freekeh, rhubarb, roasted nectarine, apricot and artichoke with pistachios, za'atar, and pomegranate dressing! Perfect way to start your meal on a lovely sunny day! #scottishrestaurants #glasgowwestend #foodporn #eatoutinglasgow #glasgowrestaurant #glasgowfood #number16glasgow
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Small and perfectly formed, this Byre’s Road establishment will suit small groups looking for seriously delicious and thoughtful dishes. We’ve got our eye on the Truffle Arancini and the Braised Pork Belly.
Fanny Trollopes – £22 for 2 courses, £26 for 3 courses
Not just for those who want to see the look on their wee gran’s face when they hear the restaurant name, Fanny Trollopes has an impressive menu on offer to celebrate with style. This Finnieston establishment boasts Pan Seared Pigeon breast and Moroccan Lamb. Don’t even get us started on the desserts.
The Art Lover’s Cafe – £20 for 3 courses with Prosecco
Perfect for those looking for a Southside treat, this café is situated in the House for an Art Lover, so why not have a walk around the Mackintosh-designed building and the wonderful gardens afterwards? The price is excellent and the food on offer ranges from a Gnocchi with Rosemary Polenta and Tuscan-style beans, to warm Plum Frangipane.
Ingram Wynd – £24.95 for 3 courses, and a bottle of fizz for the grad
This Victorian-themed bar offers an unusual choice – perfect for those who have just spent 4 years studying Victorian history or literature! Located to the east of the city centre, we fancy trying the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties for a start, and a good old Cranachan for dessert.