Delicious French and Mediterranean food has ensured the popularity of La Bonne Auberge ever since it opened back in 1975. It helps that the restaurant is surrounded by some of Glasgow’s top theatres such as the Theatre Royal and Pavilion Theatre, as well as Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Put simply, it is ideally located for pre-theatre dining.
While open since the mid-Seventies, La Bonne Auberge has always kept up with not just new culinary trends but also with interior design fashions. At the end of 2012, it was given a dramatic makeover and, as well as stylish, contemporary looks, it also features rare art works by the Glaswegian artist George Wylie.
Proud holder of an AA Rosette, La Bonne Auberge offers a variety of set menus as well as a snack/express menu and the a la carte. The dishes range from classics such as the rich chicken liver pâté on toasted brioche to more exotic choices like the hot and sour soup made with Thai herbs, spices, coconut and king prawns. Scottish ingredients are to the fore in options such as the roast rack of lamb which is served with haggis, braised swede, spinach and roasted tomatoes, mash and a rosemary-scented sauce. Other dishes, like the twice baked cheese soufflé, are as French as La Marseillaise.
As members of the Scotch Beef Club, La Bonne Auberge delivers the finest steaks to diners. Rib eyes, sirloins and fillet steaks all feature on the grill menu. Vegetarians are well looked after. Typical choices might be the pan-fried polenta cake with beetroot purée and grilled asparagus or the mushroom, leek and barley risotto. As well as an extensive wine list, the restaurant also offers flights of wine so that diners can try tasting measures of three different wines.
La Bonne Auberge, 161 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RL