The Victorians gave us many great things but jokes with a long shelf life were not among them.
For example, try this music hall era gag:
Q: What’s the biggest mammal on earth and lives in a palace? A: The Prince of Whales.
Yep, we know. Almost as funny as Jimmy Carr’s tax arrangements.
Fortunately, today’s Big Deal with Ingram Wynd, a Merchant City restaurant with an eye-catching Victorian decor, should make you smile.
Available Sunday to Thursday, for lunch or dinner, the offer is for two people to each enjoy a starter and main course or main course and dessert from Ingram Wynd’s rather tasty Big Deal menu.
A large glass of house wine each is part of the deal.
There are five starters, six main courses, including a rib eye steak, and three desserts to choose from so it won’t be hard to find a dish that titillates your taste buds.
Freshly made soup of the day served with toasted bread
Black pudding and smoked bacon risotto with dressed rocket salad
Smooth chicken liver parfait served with oatcakes & spiced apple pear chutney
Haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky peppercorn sauce
Baked Portobello mushroom gratin with skirlie & Scottish cheddar rarebit
Char-grilled 6oz rib-eye steak served with peppered tomatoes, mushrooms, peppercorn sauce & thrice cooked chips
Seared Ayrshire pork loin with apple and pear compote, cider & chive sauce
Fillet of Scottish salmon with a coriander pesto dressing & a tangy tomato sauce
Chicken breast stuffed with black pudding served with Arran mustard jus
Vegetarian haggis with mashed potatoes, vegetables & red wine jus
Grilled wild boar sausage with redcurrant & thyme, onion sauce, elderberry & red onion chutney
Trio of ice cream – vanilla, chocolate & strawberry
Sticky toffee pudding served with butterscotch sauce & ice cream
Vanilla & chocolate cheesecake with berry compote
Set in Glasgow’s buzzy Merchant City, Ingram Wynd is an elegant restaurant and bar that blends fascinating Victorian memorabilia with friendly service and delicious, contemporary cuisine.
Covered in etchings, pictures, paintings and maps dating from the 19th century, the decor at Ingram Wynd is a treasure trove of local history.
It’s also a winner with 5pm users. Each time we have done a deal with Ingram Wynd, it has sold like hot cross buns. The restaurant’s popularity is reflected in its 5pm reviews. At the time of writing, over 600 diners have given Ingram Wynd a fantastic combined score of 4.3/5.
This is what a couple of diners had to say recently on the 5pm Restaurants review page:
‘Excellent meal. First time in Ingram Wynd and very impressed. The food was excellent and the service was great, considering it was a very busy Friday night.’ Rating 4/5
‘All round fab. This was a great restaurant and is the 4th time I have been since November. My friends loved it and we will definitely be going back. The food and service get top marks and I will be back soon.’ Rating 5/5