Having first opened as Cafezique, and becoming a favourite among Glasgow’s brunch crowd in the process, this popular restaurant rebranded in late 2020, now going under the simpler moniker of just Ziques.
The space has undergone an extensive refurbishment, with the dining room now following an industrial chic aesthetic which includes wood panelled walls, bare tables and a standalone curved bar flanked by backless stools that lend themselves to casual solo dining.
The interiors aren’t the only thing that has changed though, with Zique’s shifting its main focus from brunch to evening food. Long-time fans of the restaurant need not worry though, as there are still some brunch favourites available to order, including crispy potatoes with bacon, fried egg and spinach. Plant-based diners meanwhile can instead tuck into a vegan brunch bowl with purple hummus, beetroot, pickled radish and dukkah.
Although Zique’s famous brunch remains intact, as previously mentioned, the evening a la carte is now far more extensive than before. On your dinner time visit, expect to find a medley of Thai and Pan-Asian inspired dishes, which are just as pretty to look at as they are tasty to eat. You can begin with a helping of buttery paratha, topped with grilled halloumi, smashed avocado and chilli oil or instead opt for a warming Thai chicken super broth - a lively blend of poached chicken, fresh chillies, ginger, galangal, tumeric, mushrooms and buckwheat noodles.
Main courses include the likes of butter chicken curry or a pork bibimbap, while as we’ve come to expect, there are lots of plant-based options too - think a vegan yellow Thai curry with baby sweetcorn, broccoli and courgette. Desserts have an international flavour too, offering up the likes of caramelised pineapples with Chantilly cream, while those craving something a little closer to home can opt for sticky toffee pudding.