I DECIDED it was best to leave the Buick at home as we were heading to Sauchiehall Street. The famous street has been having a tough old time in the last year .

When I told the Moll where we were going and that it might resemble a building site she asked if she would need to wear protective clothing.

When I caught her googling Manolo Blahnik safety shoes I had to say it’s not really on a building site.

I heard that part of Sauchiehall Street had re-opened after the fire at Glasgow School of Art so decided to check out an old favourite.

Antipasti had been open for a couple of weeks after being forced to close for three months.

I was keen to see if it was as good as it was before the shutdown.

Outside the street is a real mess, a combination of the safety cordon for the art school being made safe and the road works means there is more security fencing than Colditz.

Inside however, it is a different story.

We were greeted by a smiling waitress and shown to our table immediately, where menus and water were promptly delivered.

A pre-theatre and a la carte menus were presented to us with a plethora of choices.

Tec knows a thing or two about offers you can’t refuse and for £10.95 for two courses or £13.95 for three, the pre theatre was definitely one.

For starters the Moll had the seared King Prawns in N’Duja sausage & garlic butter which got a big thumbs up, not that I’m saying the moll has big thumbs or anything like that.

I chose the Chicken Liver Pate which came with toasted ciabatta and there was plenty of both and my dainty thumbs were also vertical.

It was a very nice smooth pate and the excellent starters had set us both up nicely anticipating the main course.

For the main course the vegetarian platter caught Toots’ eye. A little taster of three dishes, haloumi chips, spinach and ricotta ravioli and butternut squash lasagna.

The ravioli was smothered in a parmesan truffle cream, which may have been better on the side. But overall the verdict was good.

My beef and Italian sausage lasagne with ricotta cheese was a success. The sausage gave it the dish a different texture without tinkering with a classic too much.

We decided to round it off with a sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

More sauce to seep through would have improved it but with the vanilla ice cream it was still a winner.

The place was busy and with the quality of food for the price it was no surprise.

Hopefully Sauchiehall Street will be up and running sooner rather than later and this place will be a success once again.

In the meantime, much of the street is open for business and Antipasti is definitely worth the visit.


Seared prawns - £2 supp

Chicken Liver Pate

Vegetarian platter

Beef and sausage lasagne + Garlic Bread - £1.50

Sticky toffee pudding - £1 suppl


Sauvignon Blanc 175ml - £4.94 x 2

Montepulciano 175ml - £4.95 x 2

Pre theatre two-course - £10.95

Three-course - £13.95

Total £49.20


FOOD - ⭐⭐⭐⭐


SERVICE - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐