September 7, 2008 § 3 Comments
Good job sir!
With a name meaning ‘taste’ or ‘relish’ in Gaelic, Blas proudly offers tastes of the Highlands and Islands in produce such as Stornoway black pudding, Ullapool smoked salmon and Dingwall haggis. Fittingly, it’s situated close to many of the city’s watering holes favoured by those from the far north and north-west, and occupies a prime position opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The theme is extended with subtlety inside, with the occasional heather or thistle detail amid the dark walls and solid tables. The mood is relaxed and the service smooth and genuinely warm. Those taken by any of the menu’s carefully sourced ingredients can now pick some up at the new Blas store on Hyndland Street.
While I’m here I might as well give props to the wonderful Cafe Gandolfi (AND Bar Gandolfi AND Gandolfi Fish) owned by Barra boy Seamus MacInnes. I’ve been eating in his establishments for over 10 years and they rarely disappoint.
Here’s a review of Gandolfi Fish by some chap called Barry Shelby
Over on Lewis there are also a fair few good places to eat. Here are some links to some but do you know any more?
The Park, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Sulair, Port Of Ness, Isle Of Lewis
Ardhasaig, Ardhasaig, Harris
Bonaventure Aird Uig, Isle Of Lewis
Digby Chick, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
PS: I’d also like to recommend the Church Street Chip Shop, home to the legendary Cheeky Chips and the award winning Sweeny Codd in Ness!
UPDATE: Apparently Bonaventure is now Gallan Head, under new owners and the Bonaventure’s folk are at the Boatshed Restaurant in Royal Hotel, Stornoway.