Westender @ Down To Earth

By Amy Glasgow @theglasgowdiet

Is there anything better on a Sunday than sitting down to a good quality roast dinner? Especially when it has been cooked by someone else! While there’s no shortage of spots in Glasgow to grab a classic Sunday roast, the latest offering from Down to Earth offers brilliant value for money and a fun, unique vibe.

The ‘flexitarian’ restaurant is flexing (see what I did there) its muscles and introducing a brand new Sunday roast pop-up, aptly named Gravy. As well as bringing you a delicious dinner from 4pm till late, Gravy boasts cheap but delicious cocktails, shots and a disco, funk and house playlist to bring a little groove to your Sunday evening.

I headed along for their first roast last Sunday to experience it for myself, and I can honestly say, I think it’s going to be pretty popular! The menu itself is small and simple, which I always prefer to a large, complicated menu, and is great value for money, with two courses at £15.95 or three courses for £18.95.

For starters, we opted for the Crispy Breaded Brie with apple and fennel salad with sundried tomato and jalapeno dipping sauce, and the classic Prawn Cocktail, with marie rose sauce, raw tomato salsa and shredded lettuce. Both starters were spot on; the cheese crispy on the outside but oozing in the middle, perfect paired with the freshness of the apple and fennel salad. The prawn cocktail was just as you’d imagine, but the addition of the tomato salsa gave it some extra oomph I really appreciated.

Onto the main event, we sampled both the roast rib of beef and the roast chicken supreme, each accompanied by roasties, mash, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, sauteed greens and, most importantly, plenty of gravy! First off, the portion sizes were super generous, which was a lovely surprise given the price tag! The chicken was stuffed with pork, sage and onion, giving it a Christmassy feel, and the beef was lovely and tender. Both roasts were super satisfying and filling. To be honest, I don’t know how we managed dessert.

They say you have a separate stomach for sweet dishes, right? My husband certainly seemed to as he devoured what he described as a light but decadent sticky toffee pudding. I failed, however, to finish my strawberry pavlova, which was sadly missing the marshmallow centre the dessert is known for. I did manage to sink a rather delicious pina colada though!

The whole time we were enjoying our meal, we found ourselves humming and tapping our feet along to the classic disco tunes, and I reckon this would be a great way to spend a laid back Sunday evening with mates. Go down and check it out for yourself and see what you think! It’s on every Sunday at Down to Earth from 4pm.


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