Our roving food reviewer Suzanne Blyth (aka @RareTares) rounds up her favourite picks from the last few weeks, starting with a visit to the revamped Malletsheugh in Newton Mearns.

The Malletsheugh

340 Ayr Road, Newton Mearns
I can’t stop raving about this restaurant ever since my visit last week – the restaurant boasts new ownership, and they’ve completely revamped the interiors. Aside from the food, what really stood out, was the staff, who were incredibly attentive and eager to help. It was clear that they genuinely cared.

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There are two menus to choose from, one with Indian dishes and the other with Scottish offerings. You can mix and match, so we opted for a mix of Scottish starters and Indian main courses. I had the South Indian garlic chili chicken curry, and it was hands down the best curry I’ve ever had. I’ve already booked a return visit with my family in a couple of weeks – I can’t recommend this place highly enough! 


115 King Street, Glasgow
I’m a huge fan of doughnuts, they’re my go-to sweet treat. Doh is a relatively new addition to the scene, having opened just a couple of months ago, but it’s already taking Glasgow by storm. 

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I tried their new autumn flavours, including Chai Glaze and Cinnamon Buttercream (my new favourite) as well as a Chocolate Vermicelli and Coffee Glaze and Toasted Walnut flavour. I was gutted that they had ran out of the Toasted Chocolate S’mores flavour, but it just gives me an excuse to go back! 


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59 Elmbank Street, Glasgow
I tried out the new Lebanese inspired six-course tasting menu at Roya in Glasgow. 
The menu includes a wine or cocktail pairing with each course and the whole experience felt like a proper dining event. The dishes were varied, from caviar to duck shawarma and some seriously good grilled lamb. The £95 price tag is steep, but if you’re looking for a special meal, Roya has you covered.


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25 Royal Exchange Sq, Glasgow
I checked out a brand-new bar in Glasgow, Haus, and was thoroughly impressed. Located in Royal Exchange Square, it’s a lively spot that offers live music, tempting drink deals, and surprisingly good food options. The menu consists of smaller plates and shareable items: I tried their bao buns and mini hotdogs. The bao buns were a standout, bursting with flavour, and the portion size was just right to enjoy alongside a couple of drinks. To top it all off, I stayed to enjoy the live music, which was fantastic.