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1. Posted by elliebetts (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

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Hi all!

I'm looking for some tips on where in Glasgow I might take my boyfriend for a haggis birthday dinner. I plan to buy us tickets as a surprise trip for his birthday in January, which I know is when haggis is in full bloom before Burns Night. He's a food nut, and prides himself on his half-completed list of the most exotic foods in the world. I know that this is one he's eager to try.

Neither of us have been to Scotland, so any tips on must-sees for a 3-4 day trip (I know it's not very much time!) or where to stay are more than welcome too!!!

Thanks in advance for any advice!

2. Posted by Ulvova (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/restaurant-glasgow-78-st-vincent-street.html

They seem to provide haggis with neeps and tatties (which are the traditional vegetables to eat haggis with). Consider carefully what animal you want your haggis made of. There are some traditional animals (lamb and sheep in general, as they were initially used so as not to waste anything from the livestock) but I've seen one made of pork recently and even a vegetarian one...

3. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 9y

In a few days it would be difficult to make suggestions of what is best, it might be good to browse through some web sights and make your own selection and the first one will tell you more about haggis without you having to do the overnight hunting.....lol
http://www.scottishhaggis.co.uk/
you could also sample other traditional Scottish food,
http://eatscotland.visitscotland.com/scottish_food/food/309815/Haggis-Feature/

for accommodation and other information check out the Scottish Youth Hostel Association web site
http://www.syha.org.uk/SYHA/web/site/home/home.asp

other web sites:
http://www.visitscotland.org/
http://visitscotland.com/
http://www.scotland-info.co.uk/
http://citybreaks.visitscotland.com/default.aspx
http://www.visithighlands.com/

Do remember that it does get cold in the evenings, bring a warm fleece; rain can feature in any day, come prepared, get a forecast for your visit from
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/index.asp
or
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/

If I can help with any othert information please do get back to me,
Enjoy your visit, come back again soon,

4. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

In my opinion, the best restaurant in Glasgow is Le Chardon D'or, but they don't do haggis so for Haggis I would say the best I've had was at "the Bothy" which is a traditional Scottish restaurant.

The Bothy - http://www.bothyrestaurant.co.uk/

You also might want to try Arisaig, never been there myself but it's supposed to be good (particularly the Haggis).

http://www.arisaigrestaurant.co.uk/

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 16, 2007, at 9:21 AM by BlankFrack ]

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Most chippies will do you a haggis supper. Basically the haggis is battered and deep fried - very tasty.

The Wee Rangers Club's restaurant does haggis and brie fritters as a starter - again, very nice. And of course, haggis neeps and tatties is on their main menu which is very reasonably priced.

Check out their website

6. Posted by walkitwils (Budding Member 52 posts) 9y

Hi

I have never ate out in glasgow so I cant help on the haggis side. One suggestion I have which I done a few weeks back myself was Glasgow to Oban on the train. Its about a three hour journey, it passes many lochs and gorgeous hills/munros/castles and Oban itself is in a beatiful situation. It costs about £17.20 each if booked at least a day before you travel. From Oban you could cross to Mull on the ferry (about £7.20 return each and 1 hour crossing) which again is a gorgeous journey. you could either stay over or have a meal in the restaurant/bar there and head back. It gives you a good look at scotland which most people dont get and gets you out of Glasgow for a bit as well. Oh yeah haggis, in Oban there is a few waterfront restaurants that sell haggis. worth a look as well

7. Posted by elliebetts (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thank you all for your suggesttions. I'll definately take them into consideration. I'll post back once we've been, eaten and seen. :)