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What’s Included

Authentic 2 course Italian meal for 2

Large glass of wine

Available seven days a week

Great Merchant City location

Highly rated by over 1700 5pm users

Reliable reports of paradise are understandably few and far between.

However, we’re pretty sure that whatever form the afterlife takes, Italian food will certainly be available.

Celebrate divine Italian cooking with today’s Big Deal at the ever popular Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.

Esca is a firm favourite with 5pm Dining customers. Over 1700 people have booked meals at Esca through 5pm and, between them, they have given the restaurant a brilliant combined score of 4.3/5.

Freshly prepared

A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy for well over a decade and they know exactly what sort of dishes make their customers smile.

Freshly prepared on the premises each day, their dishes showcase genuine, rustic and regional Italian cuisine.

Esca’s greatest hits

With today’s offer, two people can each enjoy a large glass of house wine each plus a starter and main course from the Big Deal menu below.

From the arancini to the king prawn spaghetti, this Big Deal menu reads like Esca’s greatest hits:


Minestrone – classic vegetable soup

Bruschetta pate – chicken liver paté with caramelised red onion chutney

Bruschetta pomodoro – toasted Italian bread, with fresh, chopped tomatoes, onions and basil

Arancini – cheese-stuffed rice balls coated in breadcrumbs

Mozzarella fritto – breaded mozzarella, fried and served with spicy tomato salsa

Main courses

Penne Alfredo – marinated spicy chicken, garlic, peppers with cream and rosemary

Risotto salsiccia – spicy Italian sausage and peppers

Penne arrabiata – spicy chilli, tomato, garlic and basil sauce

Spaghetti meatballs – handmade meatballs in a rich, tomato sauce

Risotto funghi – wild mushrooms with garlic and Parmesan

Spaghetti gamberoni – king prawns, cherry tomatoes in a chilli and white wine sauce (£2 supplement)

Pizza Norcina – topped with spicy Italian sausage and red onion

Pizza Mediterranean – topped with peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives

Pizza Tirolese – topped with pepperoni and French fries

Great night out

Available seven days a week from noon to 9pm, this offer is incredibly flexible. You could use it for a night out with friends or family; a working lunch; a shopping trip break or for a romantic evening with someone special.

Of course, with the Tron theatre just across the road, Esca is also perfectly located for a pre-show meal.

Happy customers

Esca just keeps on attracting glowing reviews from 5pm Dining customers. This recent review says it all:

‘Always lovely. Great food, nice atmosphere, attentive service.’ Rating 4.6/5

Need to brush up your Italian? Pick up today’s Big Deal with Esca and get your tongue around some of Glasgow’s finest Italian cooking

What other 5pm bookers like about this deal...

2 course offer, price and one of my favourite restaurants

Monica B.

Great value and can be used 7 days per week

Patricia S.

Been before, food delicious and very good service.

Maggie M.

From £21.00
Usually £43.00
Discount 51%
Saving £22.00

Important Information

Vouchers are valid from 07.04.14 until 06.07.14.

Valid seven days a week, noon-9pm.

Unavailable on 20.04.14.

The Big Deal is for 2 people to each have 2 courses (starter & main course) from the Big Deal menu. Includes a large glass of house wine for each guest.

£2 supplement applies on Spaghetti Gamberoni dish.

Tables must be booked at least 24 hours in advance via 5pm Online Redemption.

Multiple vouchers may be purchased. Max 12 people per table (i.e. 6 vouchers).

24 hour cancellation policy applies. Failure to provide sufficient notice may result in vouchers being invalidated.

Tables must be returned within 1 3/4 hours, Thu-Sat.

Printed vouchers to be presented on arrival.

Children welcome until 8pm.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.  


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27 Chisholm Street
G1 5HA