518 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EL
0141 237 3363
It was lovely to escape out of the bitter cold and into Le Chalet Beaumartin in Kelvinbridge. The snug little restaurant with its cosy Swiss chalet decor could not have been any more welcoming.
I went along with my friend Margaret; we were keen to sample something different and dining in this restaurant certainly affords that opportunity. The menu is not extensive but it's certainly intriguing.
We opted for Raclette, which comes with warm potatoes and extremely generous portions of the beautiful French semi-firm cows' cheese. You get your own little grill to melt the Raclette along with a spatula to spread the melted cheese over the potatoes. As recommended by Stephen Gordon, who manages the restaurant, we had the meat platter as an accompaniment. This consisted of various types of saucisson and salami – particularly delicious was the saucisson with walnuts, which I understand is very popular in the Alps.
The meal was delicious and it's a very convivial way to dine. We stuck with the Alpine theme and for dessert had chocolate fondue and fresh fruit – a platter to share with strawberries, blackberries, banana and figs. Very decadent and eaten with many sound effects of satisfaction.
Also on the menu is soup of the day, cheese fondue and a selection of sweets. At the moment the restaurant is Bring Your Own Bottle but there is an excellent selection of soft drinks and the coffee is lovely.
Make sure to book as the restaurant only holds eighteen and can get busy in the evenings. It's an excellent choice for cosy chats and sharing with friends or an intimate tête-à-tête with someone special.
Telephone to book: 0141 237 3363
Stephen Gordon has previously worked in the sister restaurant Le Bistro Beaumartin, in Hope Street in the City Centre. He's now enjoying his new base in Kelvinbridge. Both Stephen and Richard Dupupet, restaurateur and owner of the two restaurants, are very enthusiastic about his new venture in the West End. I can only imagine that it will become a real favourite among locals and a popular dining destination for visitors to the West End.
I loved it.
Pat Byrne, 6th February, 2015.
Monday/Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - 12pm - 2pm & 5pm till 10pm
Saturday - 12.30pm till 10.30pm
Sunday - 12.30pm - 8pm