About Locarno Dining Room
Lovely restaurant in Merchant City
Glasgow tapas was very good and the waiting staff were very attentive.
Perfect for a business meal with an overseas colleague. A brilliant advert for Glasgow cuisine. Well done.
Unique Scottish restaurant in Merchant City
Locarno’s restaurant in Candleriggs is named after Locarno’s Ballroom, the famous Sauchiehall Street dance hall which attracted Glaswegians and American soldiers from the 1920s to 1960s. Located on the site of the former Guy’s restaurant, head chef and proprietor Audrius Dirmauskas, who trained under Guy, aims to continue the high standard of food and service the spot is known for.
Eclectic is the most appropriate word to describe the menu at Locarno’s; whether you’re looking for traditional pasta dishes, mince and tatties or pan-fried foie gras, you’ll find them all on offer.
The restaurant also continues Guy’s famous “Glasgow tapas” which includes mini versions of steak pie, mince and tatties, haggis and clapshot, and Glasgow salad (chips).
Locarno’s also offers a selection of quality grill dishes, such as Aberdeen Angus fillet steak, corn fed chicken supreme, and rack of lamb cooked with garlic and rosemary.
There are plenty of desserts to choose from, including panna cotta, creme brulee, bread and butter pudding and a cheese board. Locarno’s also make their own ice cream; ask for the day’s flavours.
Candleriggs restaurant transport links
On Candleriggs in Glasgow’s Merchant City, Locarno’s is a five minute walk from Argyle Street rail station and ten minutes from Queen Street Station. There are a number of pay car parks in the area as well as taxi ranks. The nearest bus stops to Guy’s are on Bell Street and the Trongate. The Old Fruitmarket, City Halls and Tron Theatre are all a five minute walk.