The late, great Luciano Pavarotti once said, ‘One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.’
Take up today’s Big Deal with The Cabin on Dumbarton Road and you can devote yourself to a delicious three course dinner followed by some fantastic singing from Hollywood actor Marty Docherty and maybe even a couple of tunes from James Haldane, the chef patron.
Glasgow dining history
The Cabin first opened in 1890 which makes it one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants.
However, while it has all the character of a restaurant which is over a hundred years old, the menu moves with the times.
Running Thursday to Saturday, the Big Deal includes canapés on arrival, a three course dinner for 2 plus a large glass of house wine.
Typical dishes on the menu include starters such as the grilled goats cheese served with salad, basil oil & sun blushed tomatoes or the smooth chicken liver pate served with oatcakes and chutney.
Among the main courses look out for dishes like the breast of chicken stuffed with brie, wrapped in bacon and served with a pesto cream sauce or the fillet of beef Wellington served with fondant potato and wild mushroom cream sauce (£5 supplement).
Desserts include the fresh lemon cheesecake served with mango coulis; the cheeseboard or the brioche bread and butter pudding served with sauce Anglaise.
Live singing has long been a draw at The Cabin but recently the entertainment has had a certain Hollywood star dust sprinkled over it.
RSAMD graduate Marty Docherty is the man with the golden voice. He has starred in everything from Still Game to River City but his latest role has seen him performing in Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon.
Expect sing-along classics, powerful ballads and some contemporary rocking numbers.
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 2011/12 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:
‘Brilliant restaurant. Love this place… food is gorgeous, great value menus and staff are all lovely. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant.’ Rating 5/5
Please note that today’s Big Deal percentage discount incorporates a service charge, so tip already paid.