Glasgow: Which would you pick??
I have three dinners out in Glasgow with a friend next month - One night is definitely going to be the Ubiquitous Chip, but I'm having trouble settling on the other two nights.
My friend is pretty health concious, but willing to splurge on the calories if it's worth it, we like fresh, light ingredients (think California cusine) and modern, lively settings (nothing too stuffy). Price isn't an issue. Here are the options - please help me pick two!!:
Two Fat Ladies
The Wild Bergamot
Out of your list, I would recommend Chardon d'Or and No. 16. CdO is classic French, great service and an excellent dining experience overall. No.16 is modern light Scottish food, lively (the restaurant is tiny, some would say cramped) with a superb wine selection.
If you're looking for something a bit different, there is a Malaysian place, low-key, terrible decor but serving the best authentic SE Asian food in Scotland (including wonderful soft-shell crab). Called Asia Style on St Georges Road
Not sure how much the menu has changed at Brian Maule's but I assume they'll have the wood pigeon salad on the menu which was perfect. The tasting menu looked interesting but sadly didn't have time to try it on my last visit.
As for 16, I enjoyed my first taste of lythe fillet (a white fish similar to but tastier than haddock) there with a fantastic beure blanc sauce. Warmly recommended.