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Can you recommend me a really classy swanky hotel and restaurant please? Thanks.
it's pricey though
If you're stopping at Hotel du Vin, then a trip to the chip on Ashton Lane off Byers Road is worth it if you want a stroll out away from the hotel.
Michael Caine @ aBode near Blythswood Square in the City Centre, 2 mins from nightlife central
There's a Malmaison, same locality as aBode
There's a Radisson in the City Centre, 1 minute from Central Station (which you arrive in if coming from down south)
Consider: The Brunswick (or another 'un nearby) in the Merchant City (classier) part of the City Centre
I took MsWza there for her birfday. It was all good.
Only downside was the obnoxious/brash/loud american couple who complained because there was ham in their pea soup, saying that pea & ham don't go together. Er... It was pretty funny though when they tried to 'open it to the floor' and ask us diners what we thought. And we all gave a collective "wtf are you on about? - this is about as 'posh & proper' as you're gonna get in the whole of the city."
any good restaurant recommendations too pls wza?
The people I am sending will like ham and pea soup.
The above-mentioned Ubiquitous Chip is in the walking vicinity of HdV.
Most of t'other hotels I listed have good restaurants, too.
Others to consider, as listed in The Herald's top 25 'most interesting' decent places in Scotland (that are in Glasgow):
Le Chardon d'Or
Two Fat Ladies (not on the list, but fairly well respected)
I've been to Balbir - the best Indian in town (from the guy who is responsible for two or three other top places dotted around town).
MsWza has been to Le Chardon d'Or and say's it's very nice. She keeps dropping anvil sized hints about us going there.
Gandolfi is a bit of a Glasgow institution and has 'Cafe Gandolfi' which I've been to and is pretty good.
Other mega indian restaurants if you're after that and considering places in the Merchant City area: The Dhakin (slightly more intimate), and it's sister Dhabba (slightly better for groups of 2+).
If all else fails: http://www.list.co.uk/food-and-drink/ is your go-to.
I owe you one, thank you!
although there's probably some dp to be had if you know where to ask