Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide to Eating Out: Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros: European

16 Byres Road 16 Byres Road, G11 5JY (339 2544A) - A little gem of a restaurant with very friendly staff and ever changing impressive menu. Receiving rave reviews in the press. I recently had a great night out here with a friend from London - busy from it opened at 6.00 p.m. (££) (2 course £10 until 7.00 p.m.)

City Cafe
City Inn, Finnieston Quay. (0141 240 1002) - Brightening up the Clydeside (you can dine at the waterside) this is a smart restaurant offering top class service in very stylish surroundings. It was very quiet when we were there but it is early days. The food was delicious and not too pricey. (££) (10.7.2000)
Awarded the Auchentoshan 'Spirit of Glasgow' Best Newcomer Restaurant.
Still remains one of my favourites and I'll be down there anyday now to dine al fresco. (Easter, 2002)

Two Fat Ladies - 88 Dumbarton Road, Partick, G11 6NX, (339 1944) - A small inviting restaurant combining high quality and interesting fare - with the emphasis on fish and seafood dishes and delightful desserts. Friendly service in an intimate setting. Very good pre-theatre deals.(£££)