Tusk

Tusk
18 Moss Side Road, Glasgow, G41 3TN
  • Telephone 0141 649 9199
  • Opening times Thu–Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri/Sat 5pm–3am
  • Seasonal times See above
  • Bar open Fri/Sat 5pm–2am
  • Food served Fri/Sat –10pm
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £12.95 (includes cocktail)
  • Website www.socialanimal.co.uk
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One can't help being overwhelmed when entering Tusk; the vast, high-ceilinged former filmhouse carries off a contemporary Asian-inspired design with a luxurious flourish. At centre stage sits a giant golden Buddha, and the faint smell of incense drifts through the air. The menu could be described as bar food dressed up in an Asian style and presented beautifully on heavy slate plates. The home-made pakora has a crisp, golden shell, encompasses fresh vegetables laced with a nice, subtle spice. The Thai burger is delicious – soft, spicy meat gently infused with lemongrass and coriander, given bite by mushrooms and covered in emmental cheese. Be warned though, Tusk is one of those 'eat/drink/dance' venues – so be prepared for a waft of dry ice over your food.

  • High point: The grandeur of the ballroom simply blows you away
  • Low point: A corporate G1 lack of atmosphere
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: R&B, house, chart
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 150 ('with a lot of notice!')
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £12.50 per bottle

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25 Aug 2011

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