Monday, 14 September 2015

Glasgow Living Part 2 – Mulberry Street Bar / Bistro

Readers, I’m trying to mix things up a bit – some of you may have noticed my baking posts have been minimal of recent and a lot of my writing has been generically foodie focussed.  An impending holiday to Mexico has put cakes on hold for another few weeks.

Anyway, I’ve been adjusting to Glasgow living and decided it was time for part 2 of my Glasgow living series.  I’ve been out and about exploring Shawlands over the last couple of weeks and wanted to feature this weekend’s dining experience in my latest post!

All I can say is… over delivers for price!  My friend and I popped in last Saturday evening – after misdirecting ourselves into the bar next door (looked good, plans to go back), we quickly realised the bistro was adjoining – take note future diners.  Having walked past many times since moving southside, I wasn’t sure what to expect – the signage is swanky, muted colour schemes are appealing and it’s always busy.  A sure sign it’s likely to be expensive?  How wrong could we be!

We took a look at the online menus and after realising it wasn’t ridiculously overpriced, we booked ourselves in for a Saturday night dining experience.  The team couldn’t have been friendlier – securing us the window table, perfect as we didn’t want to stare at each other over a candlelit square table all night.
Photo credit: Mulberry Street Bar & Bistro 
Wine was reasonably priced – we went for a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, coming in at £15.95 a bottle.  A good wine to see us through dinner.  We went for starters and mains (too full by the time dessert arrived).

Miss V went for a Stornoway black pudding starter which disappeared in minutes, whilst I had the mixed tempura which came with prawn, chicken, haggis and aubergine (a soy sauce dip and sweet chilli dip were also included).  The tempura came with a small side salad – I ate it to cancel out the fried calories I’d just enjoyed…

Onto mains – Miss V had a classic thai yellow curry with chicken.  Plate sizes were very generous and the curry was packed with veggies and came with rice.  Decent grub for hungry people! After spending ages going through the extensive menu, I finally settled on smoked haddock with baby potatoes, broccoli a poached egg and hollandaise.  A simple main – served stylishly and just the right amount of food on offer.

So, thoughts on the night… we were less than £50 for dinner for two including a bottle of wine.  Reasonable on all counts.  We had a great table, staff looked after us without spending the meal on top of us and we spent a good two hours at the table chatting, never feeling rushed.  The bistro is small, so I’d advise booking on a weekend and it can get hot in there, when the place is full.

All in all, an enjoyable night and I’m hoping to take Mr What Claire Baked back to enjoy the £6.95 lunchtime soup and sandwich special!

Visit: 778 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AE

Book a table: 0141 424 0858

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