This was, I think, my third visit to The Bothy. Hidden down a little side street on the other side of Byres Road from Ashton Lane, The Bothy is in a beautiful building and it always kind of surprises me that such a big beautiful double fronted townhouse is hidden in a backstreet and although not my favourite place in the west end the food is always decent.
This visit was relatively fleeting, I was working until 8pm and just before the end of my shift a friend Ali (who I went to gourmet burger kitchen with) turned up and suggested we go to eat when I finish. I only recently started in a new post and one of my new colleagues who knows Ali also came along. Ali doesn’t drink so he kindly offered to drive which meant that I could have some well deserved post work wine! I really wanted to have a starter but the others didn’t so I was stuck starting on a main. I went for the grilled salmon with crayfish and pea pearl barley risotto (£13.95).
The Salmon was gorgeous and both it, the crayfish and the barley were beautifully cooked although the risotto could have done with a little more seasoning. I felt a little bit sorry for the staff as the new colleague was incredibly loud and the dinner was spattered with lots of crude remarks on his part aimed in my direction. Didn’t quite know what to make of him considering this was the first time we had met and it was kind of uncomfortable and spoilt the meal a little.
Ali and I both ordered pudding and shared them between us. We got the sticky toffee pudding (£5.95) and Banoffee pie (£5.95). The sticky toffee pudding, always a favourite of mine was delicious! Sadly the banoffee pie was a little disappointing, possibly a little too sweet.
This wasn’t the best dinner I have had at the Bothy, I will no doubt be back again another time. Next time with better company.
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