UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers
“Ingredient-driven contemporary cooking” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Occupying a prominent corner on Sauchiehall Street, UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers is close to all the action in the throbbing heart of Glasgow city centre, with the leafy West End and university nearby. Light and minimalist with muted greens, leather and wood furnishings, this classy restaurant has a noticeable buzz and staff are upbeat and efficient. Modern European cooking with the occasional global influence brings starters like veal sweetbreads, Wye Valley asparagus, pickled walnut and preserved lemon before fillet of sea bass, caramelised onion and vin jaune sauce. Finish with lemon verbena glazed strawberries, strawberry cream and vanilla ice cream.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Steps for wheelchair: 13
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–27 December, 1–17 January
- Wines over £30: 113
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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