An intimate dinner
In the heart of Glasgow's bohemian West End is The Ubiquitous Chip. The Chip, as it's fondly referred to by locals, has achieved legendary status in Scotland. The cracking Scottish grub certainly helps. Treat your date to Ayrshire chicken, Loch Melfort mussels or their signature dish, venison haggis. Swanky.
A light lunch
Sumptuous interiors. Cosy chairs. Clanking china. Cup Tea Lounge celebrates the indulgence of the Victorian age. Nibble away at posh sandwiches – think crayfish, and smoked chicken and mango. Wash them down with a Venezuelan hot chocolate (if you're feeling fancy). How terribly decadent.
Belgium is famed for its beers. But you can try its food too at Brel. Get down to this cool Ashton Lane hangout for proper Belgian-influenced tucker. We love the moules frites – Scottish steamed mussels served with homemade soda bread. Wash it down with a beer (when in Rome, or Belgium or Glasgow...).
We'd book train tickets to Glasgow on the strength alone of the Bombay sandwich from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen.
Classic Indian street food fare – dive into this smorgasbord of white bread, layers of green chilli and coriander chutney, potato, beetroot, chaat masala and ketchup. Yum.