Nice family restaurant Glasgow this Saturday

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Hi,
can I have some recommendations for a nice, family-friendly proper restaurant(not McD or Pizza Hut type) in Glasgow. City centre, east or even Rutherglen.
I am taking the family and my mum to see me graduate (with honours, he he!!) on Saturday and will be taking the whole gang out for lunch afterwards, and I'm paying! The last time I took them for lunch to Coia's in Duke Street and it cost almost £100!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
I have been saving my £2 coins, however and I don't want to stint on the food and especially the puddings :rotfl: so any recommendations for somewhere really good but not too expensive, would be great.
Unfortunately, while I am happy to try most things, they are a fussy bunch and my dear mama is worse than them all put together.
Thanks in anticipation.
Linda x

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  • wolfehousewolfehouse Forumite
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    have you looked at http://www.5pm.co.uk/
    they usually have special menu offers (ok limited menus and certain times) that are better value

    i've used them a few times but can'tremember specific restaurants at the moment.
  • jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    Fratelli's which is officially Cambuslang but on a main road and very nice.
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  • Fratelli's which is officially Cambuslang but on a main road and very nice.

    Apparently there is a curry buffet that is very good in the road opposite Fratelli's. Haven't been there but told by several people it is very good. Afraid I don't rate Fratelli's. Food is ok, service passable and not that cheap.
  • jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    The lunch menu is lovely I have always enjoyed it, the indian is delicious but the place is a disaster with the wonkiest floor you've ever seen.
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  • Last year, we went to the House for an Art Lover Cafe in Bellahouston Park near the Skiing Place.

    The Kid's Menu was well received and the food & service for the grown ups was first rate.
  • Hi,
    can I have some recommendations for a nice, family-friendly proper restaurant(not McD or Pizza Hut type) in Glasgow. City centre, east or even Rutherglen.
    I am taking the family and my mum to see me graduate (with honours, he he!!) on Saturday and will be taking the whole gang out for lunch afterwards, and I'm paying! The last time I took them for lunch to Coia's in Duke Street and it cost almost £100!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    I have been saving my £2 coins, however and I don't want to stint on the food and especially the puddings :rotfl: so any recommendations for somewhere really good but not too expensive, would be great.
    Unfortunately, while I am happy to try most things, they are a fussy bunch and my dear mama is worse than them all put together.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Linda x


    Amore in the Merchant city does a pre theatre menu - under £10 for 2 courses, food is great. lovely pizza's. im a fan

    most bigger and more expensive places in town will have graduation set menu probably between £25 -£35 per head. (like rococco, etc)

    Tony Macoroni is great too.

    paperino on sauchiehall street

    save your cash and go to Amore ;)
  • Fiasco55Fiasco55 Forumite
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    I do not rate Fratelis at all - been on three occasions through work events and every time has been more than disappointing.

    I am seconding the Toni Macaroni in the West End Byres Road. The food is wonderful and we regularly go.

    http://www.tonymacaroni.co.uk/

    I would also recommend The Church on The Hill on the South Side. Fab fresh food, great prices and really nice atmosphere.

    http://www.darkstarscotland.com/default.php?extRelID=580

    Both get really busy so need to be booked in advance.

    Enjoy and congratulations :T
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  • I had my graduation dinner last year in Amarone (www.amaronerestaurant.co.uk) - the food is great and I've been back many a time!

    They offer various menus, and they're on 5pm so hopefully it will be of some use to you!
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    Frankie and Benny's across the river from the Marriott, along from the Science Centre?

    F and B's is family friendly and usually has some really good deals on lunches - we printed a voucher online and took that with us last time. I know it's a chain but the food has always been decent, there's something for everyone on the menu and you can have a drink or two with your meal too.

    Congratulations on graduating, btw.:T
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    :)Thanks to everyone who replied.
    It was a great day and it was lovely to have that sense of achievement :j I often think it can be hard to give yourself some recognition, so.... hey! I've graduated with Honours in Visual Art, whilst simultaneously running a home. a husband, a big family and my own business!! Hooray for me! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Thanks for the congratulations, they mean a lot.
    The rain was horizontal, so we ended up going to Coia's in Duke Street, a lovely meal but very expensive.
    However, Jim and I will be having a child-free day off soon and will be going to Amore, where we will eat lovely food and gaze into each other's eyes :) Quite appropriate after more than 20 years together.
    Thanks again everyone,
    Linda x
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