Located downstairs from the popular Alla Turca in Glasgow’s city centre, 1 Brasserie uses fresh Scottish produce to create modern Mediterranean dishes. It is a bright, lightly coloured space which is enlivened by Middle Eastern shisha pipes, woven cushions and even an accordion. If the menu upstairs is purely Turkish then the food downstairs at 1 Brasserie has widened out to take in influences from all around the Mediterranean. However, while the menu may be different, the fantastically welcoming service remains the same and 1 Brasserie is as popular with parties as it is with couples out for a romantic meal together.
Affordable dishes from around the Med keep the customers coming back to 1 Brasserie in Glasgow’s city centre. The influence of the Med’s eastern seaboard is obvious in starters such as the mixed mezze, a house speciality which includes humus, falafels and borek pastry parcels. Other influences can be seen in the starter of spicy chicken skewers which are served with Moroccan herb yoghurt. Italian cooking makes itself felt with dishes like the meatballs and fusilli or the pasta in a mushroom and white wine sauce. Alternatively try the chicken breast cooked with a Marsala sauce. Ultimately though, 1 Brasserie’s heart lies further east and with dishes like the Lebanese aubergine, lamb and pine nuts which is served with rice. If you want a warm welcome and modern Mediterranean cooking in Glasgow city centre then 1 Brasserie has your number.