Welcoming Mediterranean restaurant in city centre
Located downstairs from the popular Alla Turca in Glasgow’s city centre, 1 Brasserie uses fresh Scottish produce to create modern Mediterranean dishes. A bright, lightly coloured space, 1 Brasserie is enlivened by Middle Eastern shisha pipes, woven cushions and even an accordion. If the menu upstairs is purely Turkish, the food downstairs has widened out, taking in influences from all around the Mediterranean. While the menus 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.
Affordable & individual, eastern influences
Affordable dishes from around the Mediterranean attract customers to 1 Brasserie in Glasgow’s city centre. With a seasonal menu, dishes may vary depending on the time of year. The influence of eastern Mediterranean cuisine 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 chef’s specials, including a barbecued mixed grill of lamb, chicken and lamb chop.
Italian cooking makes an appearance with dishes like the fusilli pasta with spicy mini beef sausages. Alternatively try the chicken breast cooked with a black pepper, brandy, cream and chicken stock sauce.
Ultimately, 1 Brasserie’s heart lies further east with dishes like the Lebanese aubergine, minced lamb, spices, herbs and pine nuts which is served with rice.
Close to King’s Theatre, near Sauchiehall Street
1 Brasserie is located downstairs from Alla Turca on Pitt Street, between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street, both of which host a large number of bars ideal for an after dinner drink. King’s Theatre is a short walk from the restaurant, and a number of taxi ranks are situated on nearby streets should guests be heading further afield.