Review on The Left Bank
Don't expect much in the way of Rive Gauche Gallic trappings at this fashionable hangout on upwardly mobile Gibson Street. Voted 'Best Scottish Urban Restaurant 2009', it's a laid-back, modishly groovy place close to the 'left bank' of the nearby River Kelvin, overlooking the leafy expanses of Kelvingrove Park.
Inside, it's a mix of über-hip bar and modish all-day eatery, with eye-catching textile floral prints from the Timorous Beasties, low-hung butterfly hologram lampshades, swathes of exposed brick, sleek low benches and lots of natural woodwork.
The food is a riot of eclectic influences, with esoteric ingredients plundered from around the globe - although the kitchen keeps the die-hards happy with the likes of beer-battered haddock and char-grilled Angus steaks. Otherwise expect elaborate combos along the lines of chilli salt squid with Vietnamese cucumber, beansprout and scallion salad, yangon-spiced chicken coated in sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds with lime and coriander gremolata, or honeyed duck breast with prunes, chestnuts and balsamic shallots. Smoothies, trendy cocktails and some sassy modern wines suit the drinkers. There are all sorts of foodie deals at various times of day, while breakfast and brunch are big local hits.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 9.00am (10.00am Sat & Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card