May 11, 2018
Formerly known as Groucho St Jude’s, this ivy-covered townhouse in one of Glasgow’s trendiest streets is now home to a number of discrete spaces, including a club, late night bar and restaurant. Mamasan offers a quality pan-Asian menu in stylish, contemporary surroundings. You can indulge in one of the well-made cocktails, which include a number of refreshing twists on the classics try a Lemon and Basilijto (a vodka and citrus based take on the mojito), the Mo-tea-to (green tea and hibiscus adding an Eastern slant to the standard) or perhaps a Mean Green Tequila Machine, a fruity take on the Margarita. Food is good and very reasonably priced try the twice cooked pork or chicken satay wrap. The basement club offers late night partying to a state of the art sound system, with local and visiting DJs playing electronica into the early hours. If that sounds a little full on, put on your designer clobber and head to the bar, which is open till late and attracts a well-dressed clientele (remember, it’s Glasgow, they like their designer labels), who can be found sipping fizz or imported beer in a slightly more sedate setting than much of the city’s nightlife offers, with music courtesy of a baby grand piano. There are a number of areas available for private hire, including a Little Voice Karaoke room where you can belt out your favourite tunes to your heart’s content. The venue also does a deliciously indulgent afternoon tea, popular with shoppers wanting to relax after maxing out their credit cards in the nearby shops.