Some things in life are best when fresh and new to you. Socks, jokes and in-laws spring to mind.
Other things improve with age. Think wine, old movies and John McEnroe.
Today’s Big Deal falls firmly in the second camp.
Having first opened its doors way back in 1890, The Cabin on Dumbarton Road is one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants and it only seems to have become more popular as the years have passed.
Available 7 days a week, today’s Big Deal is for a tasty two course dinner from the A La Carte menu at this popular restaurant.
Whether you choose to enjoy a starter and main course or, if you have a sweet tooth, a main course and then a dessert, it is entirely up to you.
A glass of wine, as part of the Big Deal, may help you decide which way to swing.
Using fine Scottish ingredients is a top priority for the kitchen and it shows in the quality of the food on the plate.
The menu changes regularly but typical starters include dishes such as the venison and pistachio burger served with port wine sauce or the smooth chicken liver pate served with tomato chutney and Highland oatcakes.
Typical sample main courses might be the fillet of beef Wellington served with dauphinoise potatoes and a wild mushroom sauce or the breast of chicken stuffed with haggis served with a whiskey cream sauce.
The selection of desserts features sweet delights like the fresh lime cheesecake and the meringue served with fresh cream and seasonal berries.
Chef and owner James Haldane has been with The Cabin for almost ten years and has experience of working in hotels and restaurants all over Scotland.
The most recent edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide has praised his food, saying that it is like ‘fantastic, home-cooked-cuisine’.
Handy for Partick Station and the underground, The Cabin has also wowed 5pm users. This is what a recent customer wrote after a meal there:
‘A return visit. Nice to see that the high standards are being kept. Food was excellent. Definitely worth the effort to visit this cosy restaurant. I had venison which was cooked to perfection. Starter of monkfish tempura was also excellent. Given the quality of the ingredients the 5pm deal represents great value.’