Saturday, 25 February 2012

Review - Clark & Sons, Clarkston

About 15 months ago, myself and Nicola attended Clark & Sons in Clarkston to help do a restaurant review with Tam Cowan from The Daily Record, since then we have been back on a number of occasions to eat and have always been impressed with the service and quality.
Today, we popped in for a spot of lunch, mainly on the back of knowing that Clark & Sons offer a number of different promotional food offers. It was just after midday when we walked into a fairly empty bar so had our choice of table. After picking a cosy table in the back corner, the bar tender on duty was quick to make sure we had menus and informed us of the specials before taking our drinks order.

The lunch menu offers an excellent choice of both healthy and hearty meals, and after much deliberation I decided to go for the soup and sandwich special, whilst Nicola ordered one of her favourite lunchtime treats, omelette and skinny fries.

When my soup and sandwich arrived, I was sure that I had made the right choice. The carrot and parsnip soup, silky smooth and flavoured with just the right balance of cumin and ground coriander, was delicious. This was accompanied with a huge doorstop sandwich of honey roast mustard chicken. The chicken was actually a whole chicken breast served on soft fresh whole wheat bread with a sweet yet tangy onion & wholegrain mustard relish. Outstanding value when you consider that all of this is just £5.75, no wonder that this is a popular choice at lunchtime!

When it comes to omelettes, Nicola is somewhat a connoisseur with an omelette eating past that started in the cafes of Paris. The test of a good chef is his ability to cook simple things. In the case of the Three Egg Omelette with Ham and Cheddar, Nicola was very impressed with the chef's credentials. Served with a dressed salad of green leaves, the omelette was perfectly balanced, slightly crispy on the outside, slightly moist on the inside and with just the right amount of filling so as to remain light and airy. Fortunately for me, the omelette was just a little too big for Nicola so I had to help her finish.
The cost for lunch including our drinks was just £20, overall excellent value for money. If you are ever in the southside of Glasgow and looking for comfortable surroundings and tasty food, then Clark & Sons is well worth a visit.

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