Urban Bar and Brasserie

Price guide: Expensive

23/25 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DT

Price guide: Expensive

Urban

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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#11 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
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4.4
Ambience:
4.3
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Service:
4.1
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Location:
4.7
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Value for money:
4.1
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, People watching, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Urban Bar and Brasserie

Sophisticated Glasgow city centre affair with a fusion of classic cuisines.

My Mum and Dad love this place. Formerly home of the Bank of England's Scottish headquarters, this stunning Brasserie is elegant, with wood panelling and ceiling cornices, yet buzzes like a trend-setting Saturday bar. The restaurant offers a wide range of menus, including a table d’hote and a la carte menu. Typical dishes includes grilled lemon sole with citrus crème fraiche, saddle of venison with port wine gravy and buttery mash and Granny Smith apple and pumpkin ravioli with parmesan cheese and dressed leaves. I think they have some of the best desserts in the city – maybe I should take my folks back sometime soon.

Food and drink: 

A fine selection of wild game, seafood, vegetarian dishes and old classics ensures that Urban has something for all tastes and palates. It’s even perfect for one of my friends who is so culinary inept he once thought a sweet potato was covered in chocolate.

Recommended dishes: 

Opt for a trilogy of inspired delights including the French onion soup with cider & Gruyère, marinated pork chop, black pudding mash and mustard gravy and lemon posset with rosemary shortbread. Cooking doesn’t get any better than this!

Ambience: 

The waiters are adept at pairing dishes with regional French wines giving it the air of a classic Francophile brasserie.

Service: 

Awarded two AA Rosettes within months of opening, Urban is not likely to disappoint anytime soon.

Location: 

Wedged between George Square and Buchanan Street in the city centre, it has a discreet entrance set back from the main road.

Price advice: 

Available daily from 4.30pm to 6.15pm, Urban’s pre-theatre menu is great value at £16.95 for two courses or £19.95 for three courses, including a glass of house wine.

More information on Urban Bar and Brasserie:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Scottish, Traditional
Address:
23/25 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DT
Telephone:
0141 248 5636
Website:
http://www.urbanbrasserie.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun noon-10.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Urban Bar and Brasserie? Would you recommended it?