I was up in Glasgow staying overnight as I was attending a conference, and did quite fancy steak and chips.
I looked on Google maps in the surrounding area to see what restaurants were local to the hotel. Chateau-X which was not too far from my hotel did an early week special where they do steak and frites for just £10. I thought, that will do the job.
I booked online and walked up to the restaurant. It wasn’t too far from the hotel, and luckily it wasn’t raining, even though it was November. The place from the outside looked quite inviting. It wasn’t really busy, but there was a fair few people inside.
I was given a warm welcome and was shown to my table. I really liked the atmosphere of the place, the decor, the ambiance, and the lighting.
I liked the plain wooden tables with the leather benches and wooden chairs. At one end was the (looking like a well stocked) bar and you could see into the kitchen on the far side. Despite the chandelier, I didn’t think it was a pretentious place to be in, and was looking forward to seeing what the food would be like.
There wasn’t much to the menu, they had the ten pound deal, with a choice of extra sides or sauces.
I ordered the steak frites, which was a flat iron steak and chips, decided not to order a sauce, but did order a side of Tobacco Onions. Wasn’t quite what that was, but was intrigued.
Later in the week there is a more substantial menu available, with more choices of steaks and prices to match.
It wasn’t long before my food arrived.
The steak was nice piece of flat iron steak chargrilled and sliced. It came with fries and some green leaves.
The steak was very nice, tender and full of flavour. I liked the fries as well. I could easily cut through the steak.
I would have preferred a plate to the skillet it came in. I do wonder sometimes if the people who decide to serve the food in these items, ever actually eat out of them, themselves. It certainly wasn’t the worse thing I have eaten off, but not sure what the advantage of it was over a normal plate. As it was smaller than a plate, I wonder if it was to make the dish look more substantial than it actually was.
The Tobacco Onions was a dish of deep fried onion pieces.
It was a nice accompaniment to the steak. I liked the crisp onions, and though at first glances wasn’t a huge pot, it was quite a large portion and would certainly have been enough for two people.
This was an excellent meal, and great value for money. I certainly would go again. In the end I did, a couple of days later and had lunch there.