About Banana Leaf (Cambridge Street)
Excellent pre-cinema (GFT) meal.
I'd been to Banana Leaf once before and both of us weren't really that impressed but I think we maybe chose the wrong type of dish. But one swallow does not a summer make, so we decided to give it another try as somewhere to eat before going to a film at Glasgow Film Theatre in nearby Rose Street.
It turned out to be a good decision. We had a lovely meal, and nice attentive service.
I had vegetable spring rolls to start with; my partner had corn and veggie fritters. For mains I had lemon chicken (not very adventurous I know) and my partner had beef with leek and ginger. All very tasty and nicely presented.
Great value lunch for a Saturday afternoon in town before xmas. Food delicious,well presented with service to match.
Malaysian Chinese restaurant in city centre
Banana Leaf is an award-winning, Malaysian Chinese restaurant on Cambridge Street in Glasgow city centre. There is another branch on Byres Road. A family-run business, the restaurant has dark, handsome looks. There is a feature wall decorated with wallpaper displaying, intricate yet outsized leaves and black rattan pendants provide flatteringly subdued lighting. It is smart and intimate but offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome whether you are visiting for a date or a family dinner.
Hybrid of Malaysian and Chinese cooking
An exciting and ever evolving hybrid of Malaysian and Chinese culinary traditions, the menus at the Banana Leaf have much to offer both novices and old hands. Well-known dishes such as chicken satay skewers, roti, nasi goreng and rendang beef curries sit beside more exotic options such as the deep-fried fish head soup and the sizzling venison hot plate.
A lunch offer, early evening menu, group menus and a separate rice and noodle menu all operate along with the a la carte. The staff are always happy to help with navigation.
City centre attractions and transport
Banana Leaf on Cambridge Street is a five minute walk from Cowcaddens subway. Glasgow Central and Queen Street train stations are a ten minute walk. There is limited on-street parking and a pay car park at the end of Cambridge Street. Nearby attractions include Glasgow Film Theatre, the Pavilion and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.