Having fun with the Oldies in Number 16
by Stu Baxter
We LOVE Number 16 - for all sorts of reasons.
The main one (for me) is that it saved my bacon a few years back. We had a BIG family wedding in Glasgow, and I was playing host to my Granny and Gramps - on my Mum's side.
Not being city dwellers, they had less than a wholesome understanding of how cool life here is! Both being over 80, they're set in their ways, too.
The night before the wedding, I was under HUGE pressure to find a quality place, where they could eat on the ground floor, and have "sensible food". (Gramps's words, not mine!)
So off we went to Number 16. Being family run, we got a warm welcome. There is a mezzanine level, but we'd agreed a table downstairs.
The hearty lentil soup was almost as good as Granny's, we all agreed. And the roast lamb with lots of fresh veggies went down very well.
As far as I remember, Gramps even had room for a little treacle tart, and was positively jolly on the way home!
Just between you and me - I was already a big fan of Number 16, and now so are Granny and Gramps!
And the wedding was a success as well.
Thanks, Number 16. You're stars, one and all!