Anne Howe, head chef at the Drum and Monkey on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street, was keeping her new menu cards close to her chest. “There will be plenty of Scottish themes”, she said, “and there will be something to excite everyone’s tastes”. This being Glasgow of course, the biggest beats were reserved for the spicy dishes, with Peri-Peri Chicken Wings getting an appreciative roll from guests at the well-attended relaunch party at the end of March.
“It’s everything that’s good about the Drum and Monkey, brought back to its best”, says manager Roddy Young. “Most important is the new menu. With CAMRA recognising the Drum and Monkey as Glasgow’s best bar, the time was absolutely right to make it even more appealing to everyone who works, walks, or just passes by down St Vincent Street”.
Fine ales and fine food make a feisty combination. Try the Tiger Prawns and Chorizo, marinated with chilli and garlic, pan fried and served in a puff pastry case with a tomato dressing. Put that to bed with a guest ale from the wide selection on tap. “A great evening”, says Allan McLean of CAMRA. “Good to meet people too”. Taking due praise modestly, Anne said: “If you’re not already familiar with the great welcome here, there are plenty of tasty reasons to get to know us better.”
Drum and Monkey, 91 St Vincent Street, G2 5TF. 0141 221 6636