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Traditional Scottish meal in Glasgow?

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alfredck Jun 10, 2011 09:47 PM

We'll (2 adults, 2 children ages 7 and 11) be in Glasgow in mid-August and would like to have a typical Scottish meal. Recommendations on a family-friendly restaurant, preferably near the airport, would be appreciated. What should we order? Steak pie? Haggis, neeps, and tatties? Anything vegetarian?

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    chochotte Jun 13, 2011 01:27 AM

    As far as I know there's nothing really around the airport. Obviously the airport has some of the usual food outlets but no decent restaurants as such! You'll have to hop in a cab (15-20 mins) and head to the city centre/West End. What kind of price are you looking at? You can't go too wrong with Stravaigin on Gibson Street, though, which I think is very representative of Scottish food in that it always has haggis, neeps and tatties and fish & chips on its all-day menu, but also lots of lovely curries and stuff like that (Glasgow being more famous for its Scottish-Indian food than perhaps any other!).

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      crispysaltysweet Jun 12, 2011 10:49 AM

      Hi there

      The airport is only 15 mins from the city centre and in a bit of a wasteland! If you're comfortable with a taxi ride to the city I'd recommend going to the west end of Glasgow to either Stravagin, the Bothy or The Ubiquitous Chip (downstairs fancy/expensive, upstairs more affordable and still yummy.

      Haggis Neeps and Tatties are usually available as a starter or main course.

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      1. re: crispysaltysweet
        Phaedrus Dec 1, 2011 12:12 PM

        Is the Bothy still open? i loved that place when I viasited a few years ago and made sure I kept the web site book marked but the last time I checked it had disappeared.

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