‘Think global, buy local’ is Stravaigin’s mantra, & this eclectic venue has always prided itself on having lots of stamps in its well-travelled, foodie passport. After a few nods to the home country with haggis & suchlike, it sets off in search of mashed chickpea & cumin biscuit stack with red lentil dhal, raita, turmeric & tamarind drizzle or fillet of hake with butterbean, spinach & chorizo cassoulet & almond cream. The kitchen also dishes up renowned burgers & serves char-grilled 8oz Aberdeen Angus sirloin with skinny chips & a tomato, red onion, basil & chilli salad. Belgian chocolate ‘cushion’ with milk & honey ice cream & pistachio sabayon is a splendid way to finish. Without trying too hard, this place has become one of Glasgow’s most inventive restaurants & is regularly packed: Stravaigin 2 on Ruthven Lane (0141 334 7165) is an alternative.