AFTER a Tuesday spent watching snowflakes dance outside of the office window, I hardly expected to walk out to a bright spring evening.

But - there was not a snowman in sight.

It was the perfect evening to tuck into the cuisine of a warmer climate, inside, where we could pretend that the mercury in Glasgow was 20 degrees higher.

Bothwell House, which took over the former Grill on the Corner unit on Bothwell Street last September, promises a menu rich with "Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours".

Glasgow Times:

We were invited to the modern eatery to test out its offering as the team gets ready to launch an updated menu later next month.

The city centre restaurant is massive but tonight only the front section is open.

Inside, we are greeted by friendly members of staff who let us take our pick of the tables.

Only a few other couples are seated inside, so we tuck into a large booth next to the window.

To start, we're offered still or sparkling water. They have one of those fancy Purezza taps so sparkling it is.

We order cocktails off the classic menu, a margarita on the rocks and a Hemingway daiquiri - both of which are tasty and balanced.

Next up, it's two massive mezze platters loaded with breads, a selection of dips, olives, Lebanese fried chicken, oxtail croquettes, whipped feta with pickled watermelon, and smoked mackerel rillette.

The variety of dips and spreads was like a playground of flavours, and half the fun was choosing which bread (fresh bread, crostini, toasted flatbread) went best doused in what.

After taking down enough starters to feed an army of hungry workers, we settled on the Marrakesh vegetable curry and the 48-hour braised beef short rib.

The curry (vegan-friendly) was served with toasted flatbread and jewelled rice.

Glasgow Times:

It was one of the better curries that I've had in the city: seasoned and cooked well, rich and complex.

The beef short rib served with broccolini and mash, fell off the bone with one swipe of an eager fork.

The rich sauce was dotted with pearl onions and was rich and moreish.

After putting away most of the short rib and what we could of the curry, my partner and I were too full for dessert.

Each dish we were served was made by somebody in the kitchen who knew what they were doing.

The staff were incredibly attentive, conversational and knowledgeable about the menu, making for great service throughout the night.

The overall vibe of Bothwell House is one that would be good for a drink after work or a catch-up over a shared plate.

Ahead of the new menu launch later next month, the restaurant currently offers a variety of deals for brunch, sharing and dinner.

To find out more about Bothwell House, click here.