I was recently invited to have dinner at The Western Club Restaurant; located in a beautiful traditional building on Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. The building is home to the Western Club, a private members club that was established over 150 years ago. Whilst the restaurant is open to the public, there is definitely some added exclusivity that comes with having to ring the doorbell to gain entry!
The interior is stylish and modern, with muted greys and neutral shades. I was seated at a corner table next to the window which gave a great opportunity for people watching down into Royal Exchange Square.
For starters we opted for:
Hand dived scallops, cauliflower, Stornoway black pudding, maple syrup
Scottish smoked salmon and hot smoked salmon rillette, beetroot, capers, soft quail’s egg
The scallops were cooked perfectly and pairing them with black pudding is a classic combination that works well together. There were four good-sized scallops on the dish and a generous amount of black pudding with silky cauliflower puree.
On to the main and we both opted for the rump of lamb. The lamb came served on a bed of minted peas with saffron potatoes, spring onions, carrots and samphire. I’m a big fan of lamb and this dish didn’t disappoint. It was cooked medium and was lovely and tender.
Whilst I’m normally a sweet-toothed person when it comes to dessert, I decided to opt for the cheese board. I was served a lovely selection of Scottish cheeses including Blue Murder; a soft, creamy blue from the Highlands.
I visited the restaurant on a Sunday evening and it is one of their quieter times but the food was delicious and the service was very attentive. The Western Club Restaurant currently has a Sunday evening deal (6pm – 8pm) available for a 3 course dinner and a bottle of wine for two for £49.95. Definitely worth a visit!