Food and drink
Keen purveyors of locally sourced hearty produce, Stravaigin prides itself on using bacon from Ramsays of Carluke, seafood from Macallums of Troon and venison from Carsphairn, on the edge of the Galloway Forest – so the inspiration is firmly suited to the plate of St Andrews, the patron saint of Scotland. West coast hake and roast fennel ‘en papillotte’, baby onions, mussels, clams, tomato and saffron broth is my current pick.
Mixing the best of vegetarian – Tuscan baby aubergine, cherry tomato and bocconcini cannelloni, fontina cheese sauce, watercress, pear and parmesan salad – with meat classics –slow roast pork belly and cheek, red cabbage, roasted squash, celeriac and apple puree – it’s a tough choice.
Like a shore-side gourmet gastro-pub, Stravaigin is hearty, homely and hard to leave – especially after a few drinks.
A short walk from Kelvingrove subway stop and a two minute walk from the Gothic spires of the University of Glasgow.
The restaurant offers a £30 and a £35 set menu and a two course or three course pre- and post-theatre menu for £12.95 or £15.95.
Following the success of the flagship restaurant, it was only a matter of time before a second venue opened. Stravaigin 2 (Ruthven Lane, Glasgow) is a five minute walk away if you fancy more of the same and the original and best is full.
- Backpackers / Students
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- People watching
- Design and architecture