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Alla Turca Restaurant - Grill and Mezze Bar

192 Pitt Street, City Centre, Glasgow, G2 4DY

Without any shadow of doubt Alla Turca is a place for enjoyment. Located in Glasgow City Centre the different facets of this award winning Turkish restaurant, grill and mezze bar combine to bring an air of jollity to a city of many unusual ingredients, causing one wag to coin the phrase, 'a funeral in Glasgow is more fun than a wedding in Edinburgh'. From the standpoint of an intimate acquaintance with both cities I wouldn't dare to comment, but I do wish that Alla Turca had been in existence when last I was there, some years ago. This is Turkey at its best away from home. A wonderful combination of exotic Turkish dishes, the enchanting live music of Armagan Alakus and his Turkish guitar every night from 6pm, never intrusive, always entertaining, amidst a décor that is challenging enough in itself, the citizens of Glasgow, their friends and a wider public are all set to have an evening they will recal with pleasure.

Without any shadow of doubt Alla Turca is a place for enjoyment. Located in Glasgow City Centre the different facets of this award winning Turkish restaurant, grill and mezze bar combine to bring an air of jollity to a city of many unusual ingredients, causing one wag to coin the phrase, 'a funeral in Glasgow is more fun than a wedding in Edinburgh'. From the standpoint of an intimate acquaintance with both cities I wouldn't dare to comment, but I do wish that Alla Turca had been in existence when last I was there, some years ago.

This is Turkey at its best away from home. A wonderful combination of exotic Turkish dishes, the enchanting live music of Armagan Alakus and his Turkish guitar every night from 6pm, never intrusive, always entertaining, amidst a décor that is challenging enough in itself, the citizens of Glasgow, their friends and a wider public are all set to have an evening they will recal with pleasure.

Writing in Glasgow West End Roy Beers said, "For Glaswegians and also the increasing stream of visitors who seek out the city's unrivalled dining and drinking scene, a meal at Alla Turca is a journey of exploration into a world of fascinating complementary tastes and food textures, a candlelit oasis of romance and refinement at the busy heart of Scotland's Fine Dining milieu".

The tasting menu starts off with 10 classic mixed starters that include Kisir, Tabule, Borek, Falafel and Sucuk. No need to choose - all ten arrive en table with Turkish bread and - if you take heed of the recommendation, a glass of Turkey's national drink, raki, for everyone. Larger courses include the Alla Turca mixed grill special, barbecued sword fish shish, Scottish king scallops from Shetland, and sitting rather austerely amongst all this frivolity an Angus rib eye steak from the Buccleuch Estate in Dumfriesshire.

As night follows day so does the Turkish Delight and blueberry crème brûlée follow the steak or whatever else your eye lit upon, hotly contested by the much celebrated Baklava with vanilla ice cream or Turkish chocolate, cherry and amaretto mousse with ice cream.

A brasserie menu offers two courses during the day and pre-theatre at an incredibly value for money price, with sesame falafel and humus served with salad and Turkish style fusilli pasta with creamy chicken and asparagus tips, or the chicken casserole of mixed vegetables, apricots and plums with rice and salad.

Over 50 fine wines and champagnes lurk in the cellar. One looks in vain for the odd bin of Chateau Musar, but you never know ? keep on asking. There are some Turkish reds well attuned to the hearty dishes from which you are never far away at Alla Turca. Staff have the same jovial service with a flourish that drums up thoughts of holidays-past in the robust countries of the Middle East.

The live musician plays every evening until late, an ideal accompaniment to the Candlelit Romantic Dinner, meaning you don't have to shout when you pop the all-important question. On certain weekends they even have traditional Turkish dances, do enquire to get details.

And talking of weddings, such occasions are star events at Alla Turca, who if you wish will take care of the whole event, or as much as you would like them to do. From 10 to 100, you can leave it all to them.

The final word should perhaps come from Joanna Blythman, respected restaurant critic, writing in the Sunday Herald ? Feast of the East, "This is definitely one of the most professional and well-run, assured restaurants I've eaten in for quite some time. It's the sort of place where, even in a large group, you know you will be well looked after. The music makes it more attractive still".

Alla Turca has Top Table Awards for 2007-2010, an Eat Scotland Award and is a real fun place in the Glasgow tradition of enjoyment. Click on their Website for further information.

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Entertainment, International, Turkish

: 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
: 12:00 - 22:00
: 17:00 - 21:00

Reservations: 0141 433 0638 General: 0141 332 5300

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192 Pitt Street, City Centre, Glasgow, G2 4DY [Map]

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£15 (3 course tasting menu with champagne cocktail)

£15 (3 course tasting menu with champagne cocktail), pre 6 pm, £15 (2 course tasting menu with champagne cocktail), post 6 pm

(Avg Price is the average cost per person for two courses, coffee, half a bottle of house wine and tip/service)

REVIEWS OF Alla Turca Restaurant - Grill and Mezze Bar

Michelle McInnes (4 August 2011)

My Husband and I enjoyed the most wonderful birthday celebration here in June. The atmosphere was amazing second only to the service and food. We enjoyed every mouthful of food and would have no hesitation in strongly recommending for all and any occasion wether for 2 or 52. The staff were all knowledgable and friendly and the music made this magical night that little bit more special. Thank you so much.

Janice (22 September 2009)

I have eaten there twice and enjoyed on both occasions. The staff are friendly. I didn't know they charge for olives and pita bread brought to table before ordering, will watch this next time. They have a nice atmosphere and the music is great.

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Book 3 Course Tasting Menu, Champagne Cocktail & Live Music for £15.95 before 6PM and £19.95 after 6PM 10% service charge will be added to all final bills but no music or cover charge.
Offer valid to 4 December 2013

Book 3 Course luxury A La Carte, Bottle of Prosecco or Wine to share between 2 & live music for £29PP (usually £49) 10% service charge will be added to all final bills but no music or cover charge. Groups of 8 people & more will be dining from 3 Course Tasting Menu with no supplements. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Offer valid to 31 December 2014

Book 3 Course Lunch with Champagne Cocktails for £9.95 Available from 5 January 2013 until 5 December 2013, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. 10% service charge will be added to all final bills but no music or cover charge. Chef's Specials have supplements.
Offer valid to 5 December 2013

Book 3 Courses Tasting Menu & Champagne Cocktail from £14.95 Available for Lunch between Sunday to Thursday and £18.95 on Friday & Saturday, also £18.95 for Dinner Sunday to Thursday and £24.95 on Friday & Saturday. Offer applies to Set Menu. Maximum of 100 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Offer valid to 31 December 2013

Book 3 Course Luxury A la Carte & Bottle of Wine from £29 per person Available Sunday to Thursday £29 and Friday & Saturday £39 per person. Offer includes a bottle of Prosecco or Wine every 2 people. Groups of 8 people & more will be served from the Tasting Menu without supplements. Maximum of 100 diners.
Offer valid to 31 December 2013

Book Christmas Day Menu - 3 Courses & Champagne Cocktail, £24.95 3 Course Christmas Day Menu with champagne cocktail for £24.95 per person and £19.95 for kids under 12. Maximum of 100 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Offer valid to 25 December 2013

Book Hogmanay / New Year's Eve Menu - 3 Courses & Champagne Cocktail £24.95 3 Course Hogmanay / NYE Menu with champagne cocktail for £24.95 per person. Maximum of 100 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
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