Eating out can be expensive, so for many people it remains a treat for special occasions.
But one pub could be about to make that a thing of the past by offering up a three-course meal for just £3.
Star Bar, an old-school boozer in Glasgow, is the establishment behind the ultimate bargain meal, and it’s very well known in the area.
For a set menu, there are lots of different options with NINE main courses to chose between – all served with chips or boiled potatoes, peas and gravy.
So what exactly do you get for your £3? Here’s the menu in full:
Mince and tatties
Jelly and ice cream
Our colleagues at the Mirror’s sister paper Glasgow Live visited the restaurant to try out the bargain offer.
They had the soup to start, which they claim was “the kind of soup your gran used to make, in huge vats to last a week of lunchtimes – it’s the Glasgow culinary equivalent of a cuddle”.
For mains they tried the Scotch pie, which they say was packed with flavour, and the “creamy” macaroni cheese.
Despite bring very full, they managed to try the rice pudding and jelly and ice cream – which were also a hit.
Gillian Loney writes: “I grew up in a house where “never mind the quality, feel the width” was the mantra for meals out – my Dad didn’t do fine dining. And by that measurement alone, The Star Bar would win out as one of, if not the, cheapest lunch in Glasgow. We can’t verify that claim, but we’re fairly certain you’d struggle to find cheaper.
“But let’s set the price tag aside for a second and consider how good a feed we had that Thursday lunchtime – not to mention the many punters in doing the same. Some of them seemed to be regulars, others were trying the bargain three courser for the first time, just like us.
“The service was brilliant too – each plate arriving with a smile and a cheeky wee comment that could only be made in Glasgow.
“You can’t help but feel you’re eating a slice of city history along with your macaroni and chips – and it would be a crying shame if we lost remaining institutions like The Star Bar.
“Long live the £3 lunch.”