Friday, 6 March 2015

Bocadillo Bistro



When I am in Glasgow I like to find new places to go for a bite to eat.  It is all too easy to fall into the trap of the fast food restaurants that are on more or less every street.  Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with them but I prefer a place where I can sit and relax, where the atmosphere is friendly and the food it, well, tasty!




When looking online for somewhere different to try the next time I'm in town I came across the Bocadillo Bistro which is situated on Sauchiehall Street.  I headed to their Facebook page to have more of a nosey.  The first thing that grabbed my attention was the decor.  It seems warm, inviting and comfortable, I can see me having a nice relaxing lunch there!.

Haggis Scotch Eggs with a homemade Arran mustard


The next thing I had a look at was their menu,   Everything sounds so delicious and quite a few of the dishes, which I haven't tried before, caught my eye.  There is something for everyone!  They offer a pre-theatre menu which offers incredible meals for a fantastic price!  You can see the menu below.



Pre Theatre Menu

STARTERS
Moules Marinier or Provencal
Patatas Bravas
Stornoway black pudding fritters
Hot sticky chicken wings
MAINS
Chicken supreme
Wild mushroom and saffron potatoes with red wine jus
Burger with hand cut chips and salad
Langoustine Tails with mint pea crush, cut chips and a malt reduction
(Langoustine £2 surcharge)
Risotto of the day
(See server)
Pasta of the day
(See server)
DESSERTS
Selection of ice creams in a fresh fruit
Homemade caramel shortcake with tablet ice cream and strawberries                                   Blueberry Crème Brule with Scottish shortbread

TWO COURSES £12.95
THREE COURSES £15.95



Moules Mariniere and Corned Beef and caramelized onion rolled
in a Rosemary puff pastry 


They also offer a variety of Tapas.  Here are some examples of what they have on offer

FISH TAPAS


BEER BATTERED LANGOUSTINE TAILS
Scottish langoustines, in a beer batter with    crushed peas, mint, chilli and sweet malt vinegar reduction.                                                         £6.95
PAN SEARED KING SCALLOPS WITH STORNOWAY BLACK PUDDING
Scottish scallops on a bed of spiced apple
purée.                                                                £6.95


VEGETARIAN TAPAS

GOATS CHEESE PEAR AND WALNUT CROSTINI
Toasted ciabatta bread with creamy goats’ cheese, caramelized pear and walnut.          £5.95                      
PAN FRIED SCOTTISH FORAGED MUSHROOMS
In garlic lemon and smoked paprika, served with crusty bread.                                                       £5.95


To see the full menu head over to their Website or Facebook page.

I can't wait to try the Bocadillo the next time we visit Glasgow.  Good food and good prices.

About The Bocadillo Bistro
Coffee shop opens 7am till 5pm Monday - Friday and the Bistro opens Thu to Sat 4- 10.30.

My two daughters worked for Bocadillo Hillington Debbie and Lindsay. When the then owners put it up for sale the family decided to take a chance and take it over. That was a couple of years ago. The owners had opened another coffee shop in Sauchiehall Street, they decided to sell about 18 months ago and we bit the bullet again and took it over. Its been very hard work for the girls. They put in for a drink licence which came through at the end of last year. It was then they decided to go for the Bistro at night. They have an amazing team who work hard every day! Jo


**Pictures were provided for me by the wonderful staff at The Bocadillo 

26 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely place to eat. They seem to offer something different too.

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    1. I can't wait to try it out. I am glad I came across it. The menu is different to the other places I go to x

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  2. and now I am starving - looks like a fantastic place to visit

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    1. oops sorry lol. I must admit I did get hungry just writing this post! x

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  3. Looks a great bistro - so nice to find one with an original menu too.

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    1. It is. Most of these places have similar menus. that is one of the things that attracts me to the Bocadillo its different x

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  4. I love the sound of those scallops, something I am a huge fan of!

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    1. I have never tried them, James is always telling me to give them a go. x

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  5. It looks like a goo dapple to eat and there are some interesting options on the menu.

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    1. very interesting options! I like places that are different x

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  6. OOh I love the sound of a Haggis Scotch Egg x

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    1. I have never seen them on any other menu. I imagine it is a massive seller for them x

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  7. Oooh fish tapas for me. They sound delicious!

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    1. I think they sound lovely and I am not a massive fan of fish but I would defo give them a try x

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  8. The haggis scotch eggs look gorgeous, we are through in Glasgow in a fortnight and eating at the Stravaign before seeing Fred MaCauley, can' wait.

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    1. The haggis scotch eggs do look yummy and very different. Aww I hope you have a fab time, he is funny x

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  9. Sounds like a great place to stop for a bite to eat

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    1. Doesn't it? I can't wait to try it x

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  10. this sounds like a lovely place to visit! .. i have yet to even try haggis! lol

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  11. The menu sounds lovely and has made me hungry

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    1. Sorry lol. I was hungry writing this post everything sounds so yum x

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    1. The food looks amazing! I want to eat it all lol x

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  13. It looks lovely - they've got some great veggie options which always gets two big thumbs up from me!

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    1. I think the Pan Fried Scottish Foraged Mushrooms sound amazing x

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