We visited the living room on a Saturday early evening. The Living Room is the type of place where you go knowing that you will leave satisfied. It's a great venue, fab atmosphere, has great food and wonderfully knowledgeable staff which always makes for a pleasant evening.
We were running half an hour late but luckily they still held our table for us. We got a great little booth towards the back of the restaurant, which was perfect as we were dining alone without the children.
Our waiter for the evening ran us through the menu and was extremely knowledgeable about all the dishes. We ordered some nibbles of olives and garlic bread whilst we mulled over the extensive menu.
For starters I ordered scallops. The scallops were served on cauliflower puree with mild curried oil and cauliflower crisps. They were extremely filling, very fresh and cooked perfectly, a generous portion, and the cauliflower crisps, unusual but lovely all the same. J snr ordered tiger prawns with roasted peppers served in a garlic and chilli butter with ciabatta. His portion was small compared with mine, so he was a bit disappointed as the prawns were tasty.
Once we had polished off our starters, we were approached by a man, whom we assumed was a waiter, then it transpired that he was actually a magician and was going round the tables showcasing his magic. The pair of us are pretty cynical about these things, especially J snr, so he was sure he wouldn’t be impressed, totally wrong. The magician dazzled us with a few of his tricks, and was quite entertaining. Nice wee treat for a Saturday night.
For mains I had the Halibut fillet served in a mussel, Chardonnay, fennel and leek sauce, I also ordered a side of side of broccoli and a side of spinach. The halibut was a fairly decent sized portion. I am not a great fan of leek, but the sauce was quite delicious and perfect for the halibut. J snr ordered pan-fried salmon fillet which was served with sun blush tomato and olive crushed new potatoes, and ordered a side of chips. Salmon is the only type of fish he will eat and he was happy with the pan fried salmon. He did have food envy when the chap at the table next to us steak arrived! He will be ordering steak on our next trip for sure.
No room for desserts, time to get back home to the children for us. Lightweights that we are we were home for 10pm on a Saturday night. Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Living Room, great food, fantastic knowledgeable staff. We will be back asap.
The Living Room, 150 St.Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE
0141 229 0607
BYLINE: Raj Gill