Boasting a multitude of wick chandeliers seductively dangling from the ceiling and an exclusive feel from the moment you walk in, Mamasan is a place of casual grandeur. Located on Ingram Street in Glasgow, the restaurant is known for combining modern Southeast Asian flavours with the best of British produce, served alongside imaginative cocktails, craft beers and a generous wine selection.
The restaurant, bar and music concept offers lunch to late-night dining and dancing, with wholesome food and live DJs during the weekends until late in stunning, brasserie-style surroundings. And recently, the restaurant has introduced a new Head Chef, which means a brand new menu.
Head Chef Jason Tuddenham is Mamasan’s newest treasure, and Secret Glasgow has been fortunate enough to try some of the fresh menu for ourselves: it is safe to say we left with a food coma, and we’ll sure be back for seconds. The well thought-out, balanced flavours behind each dish and the creativity that goes into each cocktail is noteworthy.
The new menu itself is a meat and seafood lover’s dream: we’re talking a generous selections of steaks, lobster, scallops, squid, ribs and even a wagyu fillet carpaccio. For the perfect two-course combo, we opted for the Hebridean seared scallops with broccoli, ginger puree and apple, topped with chive and coconut dressing and the Hoisin duck doughnuts with cucumber ketchup and plum jam. The light texture of the scallops and the satisfying bite into the doughnuts after dipping into the plum jam were something to dream about later.
And for the main, the Massaman curry of smoked short rib of beef with pak choi, charred potato and bone marrow burnt ends is made with meat so tender it takes you straight back to the warm, fuzzy feelings of childhood. Offering a gentle dance of flavours and what could be described as a perfectly crafted curry, this should be a true hit amongst curry lovers.
And for the holiday feels, the restaurant has introduced a Festive Menu for all those Christmas gatherings. Within the three-course set Festive Menu, guests can choose a starter, a main and a dessert for £39.50 per person to kick off the season with a wholesome meal.
Mamasan’s cocktails could be described as art in a glass, with funky decorations and imaginative combinations. The new on the menu Macaroon is presented with a transparent decorative leaf and an actual macaroon on a champagne glass. The sweet concoction comes with strawberry gin, spiced mango syrup, peach liqueur, white chocolate liqueur and vermouth and is a clear stand out. And the Watermelon Pop comes with a watermelon mezcal pop, pineapple infused gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon and pandan.
Mamasan is a place for modern indulgence, and we’re here for it.