We visited this restaurant as the deal of £12 for two side plates and a glass of wine seemed to be amazing value. It didn't disappoint. The food was delicious and enough to satisfy, the staff were lovely and the restaurant was cosy and welcoming on a dreich January evening.
Good veggie selection
The food was so fresh and delicious especially the mozzarella. As a vegetarian I sometimes struggle to find a good selection on menus and this was perfect for both meat eaters and veggies. I also saw lovely seafood dishes going out. The Sicilian lemon tart was absolutely gorgeous with a caramelised sugar topping. I’m sure I’ll be back soon to try the tiramisu!
Casual Mediterranean dining in Cowcaddens
A brightly coloured city centre restaurant, EVOO specialises in serving up a variety of Mediterranean flavours, small plate style. Alternatively, you can drop by for brunch or a coffee, or relax with a cocktail, wine, beer or perfect serve gin. The restaurant’s closeness to the Theatre Royal makes it a handy pre-theatre option as well.
Meat, seafood and veggie small plates
Italian, Spanish, Greek and even Moroccan cooking styles are all on show at EVOO. As you might guess by the name, there is even a range of flavoured extra virgin olive oils to sample (make sure to mop one up with a side of freshly baked bread).
Small plates are split into fish, meat and veggie options (with vegan and gluten-free dishes available). Highlights include grilled langoustines in hot ‘nduja butter; mussels in Greek saganaki sauce; Moroccan lemon chicken tagine with olive, spinach & pomegranate couscous, and tarragon & truffle wild mushroom crostini with black olive tapenade.
Afterwards, why not treat yourself to a sweet bite such as hazelnut tiramisu or chocolate & cherry brownie with pistachio ice cream?
Or if you fancy combining shopping with a spot of brunch, then highlights include apple ricotta pancakes with bacon butter or baked eggs in a chorizo & chickpea shakshuka.
Cowcaddens attractions, transport and parking
Just a stroll away from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Cineworld, EVOO is also close to Buchanan Bus Station and Cowcaddens Subway. You can find pay parking at the Concert Hall.