Damasqino Takeaway, 94 Saltmarket, Glasgow.

By Kathleen Nutt

The Lebanese meal we shared last weekend from this eaterie was excellent value and pleasing to all the very different palates of my family members.

Spicy and offering something a bit different from the usual daily fare for mum and dad - but not too much so for the nine year old twins and their teenage sister.

We opted for two shish taouk with the chicken arriving piping hot and tender after being charcoal grilled. Prior to cooking it had been marinaded in garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

To accompany the shish taouk we also got a couple of lamb koftas, a special chicken sandwich and a fattoush salad.

The sandwich, ordered for one of the children, was quite a substantial meal in itself with the chicken cut into short thin strips and covered in delicious sesame and garlic sauces all wrapped in toasted Lebanese bread. Very tasty indeed.

I’m not a huge lamb fan but the koftas went down very well with my husband while I tucked into the salad.

This was a delight packed with crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, cucumber slices all smothered in a mint and parsley and lemon juice dressing.

The meals came with side orders of chips, a large quantity of Lebanese flat breads and an interesting range of pickled vegetables, even including a few pickles carrots. This was an enjoyable new experience for me.

With no sunshine holidays in sight for a while yet sadly, our takeaway at home in our Glasgow kitchen was a filling and welcome reminder of the Mediterranean.

Cost of meal for two adults and three children £47.93 including service charge.