There aren’t many Glasgow restaurants which have not just survived but have actually thrived for more than thirty years.
La Bonne Auberge is one of them and, for much of those three decades, Gerry Sharkey, 2012 winner of the Executive Chef award at the Hotel Review Scotland Awards, has been at the helm in the kitchen.
Located on West Nile Street, right in the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland, the restaurant has the understated charm and elegance of a Parisian bistro while the food nods to both classic French and Mediterranean dishes.
The offer is for a starter and main course or main course and dessert from the following options with tea or coffee to finish:
Chef’s freshly prepared soup made daily from the finest market ingredients
Peppered mackerel with lemon and herb cream cheese, poached rhubarb and citrus vinaigrette
Rich chicken liver pâté scented with garlic and port, served with red onion marmalade and toasted brioche
Fillet of salmon with Mediterranean vegetable and white bean stew, piquillo peppers, lemon and sorrel dressing
Barbequed sweet cured bacon loin with fennel and apple slaw, watercress salad and potatoes
Lemon and pepper chicken with creamed leeks, cheddar mash and peppercorn sauce
Mushroom and feta tart with roasted root vegetables, basil cream and rocket
Vanilla crème brulée with caramelised hazelnut crust
Lemon bavarois with macerated strawberries and strawberry ice cream
Blue Monday cheese with grapes, chutney and Bath Oliver’s
Perfect for a pre-theatre bite before a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or the Pavilion, La Bonne Auberge’s performance has led to plenty of five star reviews, not to mention an AA Rosette. This is what one recent 5pm customer had to say:
‘Lovely place. Lovely food, excellent and friendly service! Beautiful decor and relaxed, slightly formal atmosphere. Staff were very helpful and happy.’ Rating 5/5