The French playwright Moliere said that ‘One should eat to live, not live to eat’.
Fair play to the man, he was a dab hand at the old theatre malarkey but obviously never had the opportunity to eat at The Cabin restaurant on Dumbarton Road.
Take up today’s Big Deal with The Cabin and you can devote yourself to a delicious three course meal for two with a large glass of wine for each diner.
No promises but you may even be treated to a tune or two from the staff.
Glasgow dining history
The Cabin first opened in 1890 which makes it one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants.
While it has all the character of a restaurant which is over a hundred years old, the menu moves with the times.
Chef and owner James Haldane has been with The Cabin for years and delivers dishes which are good, wholesome and hearty.
It is not fiddly, faffy, cheffy food but the sort of honest dishes that people actually want to eat.
Available for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, the offer is for two people to each have a large glass of wine plus a starter, main course and dessert from the menu below:
Soup of the day with Irish soda bread
King prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce & garlic mayo
Grilled goat’s cheese salad with basil pesto, sun-blushed tomatoes & olives
Smooth chicken liver pâté with caramelised onion chutney & toasted brioche
Duck spring rolls served with noodles & coriander, soy & honey dressing
Vegetarian dish of the day
Pan-fried haddock with king prawns & mussels plus a white wine, garlic and tomato butter sauce
Braised blade of beef served with dauphinoise potatoes & Madeira thyme jus
Seafood pasta with mussels, king prawns & sea bass
Stuffed breast of chicken with haggis, mushroom & a garlic pepper sauce
Pan fried saddle of venison with dauphinoise potatoes & a red currant & port jus
Fillet of beef Wellington with dauphinois potato & wild mushroom sauce (£5 supplement per person)
Cheese platter with celery & grapes
Fresh lemon cheesecake with ice cream
Bread & butter pudding with ice cream
Cloutie dumpling with ice cream
White chocolate brulée served with homemade shortbread
Live singing has long been a draw at The Cabin.
Now, it is not guaranteed. However, on Friday and Saturday nights, it is not unheard of for the staff to burst into song.
Expect sing-along classics, powerful ballads and some contemporary rocking numbers.
Chef James Haldane has experience of working in hotels and restaurants all over Scotland and his customers have long shown their appreciation for his food on TripAdvisor. As these recent reviews show:
‘This was my first visit to The Cabin I was surprised at how small and cosy it was. The chef/owner was very friendly… both starters and mains were fantastic… My only disappointment was the lack of card payment machine which meant I couldn’t leave a bigger tip! A nice change from eating in the city centre, worth a visit.’
‘Cosy and tasty little piece of heaven. James was so welcoming and the setting is just so comfy and cosy. As for the food, it was simply divine! Fantastic enough for me to book a large family event in a few weeks!’
You could treat yourself and friends or family to a great meal out.
January always seems less daunting when you are sat in a cosy restaurant with a glass of wine to hand and three courses in front of you.