May 9 2012 By Emma Smith
The Lee Image 2
100 St James Road. Tel: 564 1973 www.theleeglasgow.co.uk
IT’S always good to find a hidden gem and The Lee – situated near Strathclyde University and almost hidden from view – falls into that category.
It’s a popular haunt for students and staff at the Royal Infirmary and after stumbling across it on a rare sunny day in the city, it was easy to see why it’s so popular with those in the know.
We were tempted by the picnic tables outside but the inside of the pub had a lovely, traditional feel so we opted against dining alfresco.
We ordered two glasses of house wine – a fruity and smooth Casa de Piedra cabernet sauvignon (£3.40) – then looked at the menu.
We skipped the starters and headed straight for the mains, as I wanted to make sure we had space to sample the desserts.
I was impressed by the main-course options for vegetarians, normally you only get a couple of choices. I was torn between the sweet potato and chickpea curry (£6.95), spicy bean burger (£5.95) and the veggie lasagne (£7.95).
In the end, I opted for the Italian favourite while my friend chose a popular British staple – a fish supper (£6.95).
The lasagne came with garlic bread but sadly contained very few vegetables. My friend’s freshly battered haddock with chips and peas went down a treat. He said it was the best fish he had tasted in a long time.
After our mains, we decided to try the warm Belgian waffle (£3.95), which came with a delicious caramel sauce and vanilla ice-cream.
It was a real winner and, along with our Italian coffees (£1.50 each), rounded off our experience at The Lee.
With their great menu, friendly staff and reasonable prices, this pub is sure to be a winner with people in the city.
And they also have a “Dine out for £5” deal, which is sure to be a hit in the current climate.