Looking rather incongruous amid the shiny steel and glass monoliths of the nearby Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) and the Hydro Arena, the squat brick-built North Rotunda building is nevertheless a B-listed Glasgow icon – originally constructed to service the now disused harbour tunnel under the Clyde. Situated on the ground floor, smartly appointed La Rotunda specialises in please-all Italian food with a few international add-ons. Antipasti and bruschette set the scene for generous servings of pasta (perhaps linguine with king prawns and chilli or taliagtelle with salmon and asparagus); otherwise try veal escalope with lemon and butter or chicken with chicory in sweet Masala sauce. Pizzas, salads, steaks and burgers flesh out the menu, while desserts are mostly Italian classics such as pannacotta. Business lunches, pre-concert deals, kids’ menus and takeaways are tailored to the local crowd.