I had heard of Chinaskis through some forgotten source as a nice place to sit during those rare warm summer days we get here in Glasgow. What also interested me was that it is quite far up Sauchiehall Street away from the usual crowds which suggested we might actually be able to get a seat outside away from the hordes.
Tucked away Chinaskis is very much an unassuming venue. Inside it's a small bar, all welcoming dark wood and a fairly well stocked bar which I noticed served Peroni on tap - always a plus.
We ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and headed to the outside area to enjoy the sunshine. One of those rare things in Glasgow, (or maybe I've just not been looking hard enough) a nice outside seating arrangement. Some might see it as being tatty and ill-kept but I found it quite charming, sort of secret garden-esque with crumbling walls, plants adding some greenery and even a semi-functioning water feature.
We didn't have any food on this occassion, though I have heard favourable reviews. However unsure if I would eat here because as of late we've been wary of eating out in unfamiliar places because we've been let down too much in the past by last minute decisions in untested surroundings. We will be back to enjoy the nice venue at the very least - provided we get some more sun.
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