Restaurant review: you khan have whatever you want!

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EACH weekend, revellers flock to the Merchant City to over-indulge in food and drink. With a multitude of options available, those with a taste for adventure head to Khublai Khans.

The meal is an experience from start to finish, and it is ideal for big groups to enjoy more than just dinner.

Diners create their own dish; armed with a bowl, they peruse the options and select from any of the exotic meats on offer, from crocodile to wild boar, or zebra to ostrich.

After diners have filled their bowl to the brim with meat and vegetables, they then head to the spice counter and choose from one of the available concoctions on offer.

The Mongolian BBQ flavoured sauce mix was the perfect match for my crocodile.

Of course, it would have been remiss of me as a reviewer not to step up to the plate, as it were, for a second visit to the buffet.

Second time around, I opted for wild boar, which is leaner than beef and the perfect alternative. It would work well in many traditional recipes, and works very well when smothered in BBQ sauce.

The one problem with Khublai Khans is that it does make you yearn for meats not readily available in this country.

However, I did also opt for something more readily available in this country; horse meat.

However, it was not any old horse found in a frozen dinner, but genuine prime French horse meat, served in a bun with cheese, hand cut chips and a sweet onion relish.

Another example of the restaurant’s boundless creativity is kangaroo haggis, which is available as a starter.

While the atmosphere on a Wednesday just after the festive season was somewhat staid compared to the lively flavour of a weekend, the friendly service at Khublai Khans remains of the best quality, whatever day of the week it is.

Rating: 8/10

Khublai Khans

26 Candleriggs

Merchant City

G1 1LD

Tel: 0141 552 5646