From King's Theatre to Theatre Royal and Pavilion, Glasgow's city centre has its fair share of venues for culture vultures.

And if you’re looking for a bite to eat before the performance, these are the show-stopping pre-theatre deals to see you through an evening at the theatre.

Ardnamurchan

(325 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3PT)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Venison regularly features on Ardnamurchan’s pre-theatre menu. Picture: Ardnamurchan

Using sustainably-sourced produce from Scotland’s west coast, Ardnamurchan serves up fine Scottish cuisine, including steaks, venison and Isle of Mull scallops (which you can get on the pre-theatre menu for a £3 supplement). Being located right opposite Theatre Royal, it’s a safe choice for a pre-show bite. 

The deal: Two courses £15.95 / three courses £18.95

 

The Italian Caffe

(92 Albion Street, G1 1NY)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Picture: The Italian Caffe

Situated in Glasgow’s chic Merchant City, The Italian Caffe offers tasty Italian dishes, from pasta to pizza, meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. At just £8.95 for two courses, this is one of the best-value pre-theatre options in the city.

The deal: Two courses £8.95/ three courses £12.95

 

Red Onion

(257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 4TT)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Picture: Red Onion

Red Onion has a wide selection of food to suit every theatre-goer’s taste buds with extensive gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan menus. Their pre-theatre menu includes classics such as steak frites and wild mushroom risotto.

The deal: Two courses £15.50 / three courses £17.95

 

Two Fat Ladies in the City

(118A Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EG)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Picture: Two Fat Ladies

This is a buzzy spot for comforting cooking with a modern flourish. They say it is as “seriously fishy” as the West End Buttery, with fish freshly sourced on the west coast of Scotland, apart from the whole Cornish sole which is one of their specialities.

The deal: Two courses £18 / three courses £21

 

Piccolo Mondo

(344 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8LY)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Picture: Piccolo Mondo

With its decadent interiors and chandeliers, Piccolo Mondo is a classic choice for a quick bite to eat before a show. There’s an extensive menu with Tuscan specialities like gigot of lamb and they run offers of the week on wine.

The deal: Two courses and coffee £17.50

 

Dakota Grill Glasgow

(179 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4DP)

6 of the best pre-theatre meal deals in Glasgow

Picture: Dakota Grill

Part of the Dakota Hotel, the Grill is well known for its steaks – classic but intensely flavoured prime cuts of Scottish beef, grilled over hot coals. This is a stylish pre-theatre choice and offers excellent value for money.

The deal: Two courses £17 / three courses £20

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Claire Daly is a freelance journalist based in Edinburgh. She writes for The Scotsman, Scottish Woman and Made magazine. She comes from a family of chefs and especially enjoys puddings, unusual drinks and locally sourced produce.

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