Cool laid-back surroundings, Tony’s no-nonsense service and totally tasty food make it one of my favourite spots in the city. Board games and being able to get breakfast at 4pm on a Sunday only adds to the appeal.
And then Trans Europe started serving up evening nosh during the weekend. So how could I resist?
A delish delight at night
Magically the bustling day-time café transforms into the perfect intimate night- time spot. Low lights and soft music lull us into a sense of comfort. And lovely smelling food tempts our taste buds.
I opt for the beautifully prepared cod. I am not disappointed. Visually it is artfully presented.
But it’s not just a pretty dish. It’s bursting with flavour – a song for your mouth.
And although I have never had room during the day for dessert, I save just enough space to enjoy the most luscious chocolate delight. Yum!
By night Trans Europe offers the same sensational service, serves up a concise menu of delectable food and is set to become a Glasgow evening hot spot. In fact, do book because looking around every table is full.
Their evening menu displayed on the chalk-board is ever-changing. All the more reason to come back time after time.
Love to be mesmerised and thrilled? Me too – and that’s why the exhilarating Tiger and Tiger Tale (+6) are not to be missed. This wonderful piece of dance theatre by Barrowland Ballet is told in two spectacular shows – one aimed at children and the other at adults.
The story introduces us to a family stuck in a routine – a cleaning obsessed mother with a dutiful husband and a daughter desperate for attention.
Their world is pretty ordinary, bland even. And then something magical happens, something starts to infiltrate their lives…the Tiger. Magnificently chaotic, alluring and dangerous – I won’t give anymore away other than to say you must meet this wonderful tiger in his fine orange suit.
Prepare to be captivated
Beautiful movement, acrobatic dancers and fantastic music will have you totally transfixed. The live music performed throughout the show adds to the emotional resonance. It’s a sensory delight. So don’t be shy! Nab one of the front row seats and get as close to the action as you can.
The set is more like an art installation with metal scaffolding and a cat’s cradle of silken strings for the performers to play in. The unique looking buckets hanging from the ceiling are truly cool.
It has been touring but is coming to the Tramway in Glasgow on 25 and 26 October. So get your tickets for Tiger and the kid’s Tiger Tale. You won’t be disappointed.
Step away from the ordinary and get some Tiger in your life. Grrrrr!