Part of the architecturally-ambitious Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Collage restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with a Scottish twist. Collage has one of the most interesting interiors in Glasgow. The walls are lined with twenty-six paintings, each representing a letter from A to Z. They were created by British pop art maestro, Sir Peter Blake, the man who, among many other projects, produced The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s album cover. The food at Collage is no less striking and it appeals to equal numbers of hotel travellers and Glasgow natives.
Mediterranean cuisine with a Scottish twist is what Collage aims for and that’s exactly what the Glasgow city centre restaurant serves. The crossover is most obvious in dishes like the terrine of Scottish salmon served with a watercress salad and pickled fennel. Other dishes, such as the grilled Toulouse sausages, bean cassoulet and buttered cocotte potatoes, come down more firmly on the Mediterranean side of the equation. The rib eye and sirloin steaks are always popular. They come with Gaurette potatoes, onion rings, sautÈed mushrooms and a choice of Bearnaise, peppercorn and Bordelaise sauces or garlic butter. To finish, try the Scottish cheese or look abroad and sample the mango Bavarian cream with passion fruit jelly and a fruit coulis. Exactly the sort of innovative dish that makes Collage such a popular choice in Glasgow.