Dinner parties are just so 2015 don’t you know? Private dining is where it’s at these days.
Affordable, stylish and, crucially, lacking any requirement to browse Nigella or stack the dishwasher, private dining in a chic restaurant is a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement or family get-together.
It helps when the venue is as inviting as the Drake, Glasgow’s celebrated West End townhouse, location for today’s Big Deal, offering a three course private dinner for 10.
The Drake’s elegant upstairs private dining rooms offer a classy backdrop for your party, the ideal place to enjoy conversation and catch up with friends and family.
This offer is for ten people to have three courses from the set menu at The Drake, with a welcoming glass of fizz on arrival.
The accent is on fresh, local and seasonal produce, prepared with invention and an emphasis on letting the excellent ingredients take the spotlight.
The menu offers a diverse selection of delicious culinary creations, including vegetarian options:
Soup of the day, crusty bread
Smoked mackerel & beetroot pate, lemon dressed rocket, spelt bread
Ham hock, roast butternut squash & parsley salad, crème fraiche dressing
Sun dried tomato & buffalo mozzarella bruschetta, hazelnut & rocket pesto
Roast chicken supreme, haggis mash, green beans, pepper & brandy cream sauce
Braised featherblade of Scotch beef, colcannon potato cake, wild mushroom, bacon & pearl onion jus
Baked salmon fillet, parsley crushed new potatoes, buttered kale & chilli tomato sugo
Grilled halloumi super food salad with beetroot, bulgar wheat, Tunisian spiced carrots & broad beans
Baked chocolate cheesecake
Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce & ice cream
Dunlop cheddar, spiced tomato chutney & oatcakes
There is the slight danger that when your friends get word of what’s going on, you may be inundated with heavy hints for invites. Additions can be made to your group at a charge of £20 per head. Book these directly with the restaurant.
The Drake has become something of a West End landmark, located on Lynedoch Street, well-served by the city’s public transport links.
The Drake is the regular recipient of praise from 5pm customers, achieving an impressive 4.2/5 rating. Comments include:
‘Was made to feel so welcome from the minute we walked in the door by genuinely friendly staff. Service was prompt and faultless.’
‘Have been to the Drake twice for their private dining rooms for family birthdays and numerous times for dinner. Marvellous food, staff very attentive and pleasant.’
Dining out in style
This Big Deal at the Drake offers the ideal venue for celebrating in style, in elegant surroundings with fine food. It’s the perfect way to get the family or a group of friends together in intimate surroundings.