The Citizen

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Before putting fork to mouth, the grand interior of The Citizen already had us in awe. The hearty menu offers innovative takes on stick to your ribs classics, from outstanding spicy buttermilk fried chicken to coriander tempura king prawns with an expert balance of crispiness to succulency. The Bangkok coconut curry contained a dazzling array of fresh vegetables and countless prawns in a tantalising aromatic broth. Caramelised pineapples added a welcome sweetness, but the rice was more mushy than sticky. However, the gargantuan serving of braised beef cheek took melt-in-your-mouth to a whole new level. The accompanying mash was velvety smooth, although the root veg and braised cabbage listed on the menu barely made an appearance on my plate. To finish off, the cranachan cheesecake didn’t really do justice to the traditional Scottish pudding, but the warming toffee apple crumble more than made up for it. The organic house red made a perfect partner but for me, it’s the offer of brewery-fresh, unpasteurised Tennents poured less than a mile from the source that will have the locals flocking.

24 St Vincent Place,
Glasgow G1 2EU
www.thecitizenglasgow.co.uk
Words: Gary Mcintyre

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