Well established Glasgow restaurant Number 16 is a much-loved neighbourhood favourite, which prides itself on bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to contemporary Scottish cuisine.
The split-level dining room features a sleek mezzanine area that overlooks the rest of the restaurant, while the aesthetic is welcoming and cosy - think leather tub chairs, plump cushions wrapped in patterned fabric and tealight candles which add a touch of romance to proceedings.
The a la carte at Number 16 is made up of a selection of ingredient-led and proudly Scottish dishes, which are subject to daily changes depending on the produce that is available to the team. On your visit, you might begin your meal with the likes of Scottish scallops with Jerusalem artichoke puree, crispy artichoke skins, apple dressing and sea purslane, or perhaps Teriyaki cured salmon served alongside crispy rice noodles.
For your main course, choose from the likes of braised pork belly accompanied by pig heads croquette and black apple puree, or instead tuck into a fish course such as pan fried Gigha halibut with celeriac and brown shrimp fricasse, celeriac puree and bergamot beurre blanc. You can add to your meal with side dishes including deep fried potatoes or cauliflower gratin, while those looking to cut through the richness of Number 16’s meat dishes can opt for a plate of roasted onion squash with yoghurt and pumpkin seed pesto.
To finish up, round off your meal with sophisticated puddings such as milk chocolate cremeux paired with creme fraiche sorbet, or a poached pear mille feuille with cinnamon flecked Chantilly cream.
The bill at Number 16 can add up, especially if you choose to take advantage of the globe trotting wine list, but a more budget-minded way in would be to head here for lunch, when you can enjoy three courses for just £21 from a set menu.