The Grill Room at the Square

Address: 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AJ, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 225 5615

- Expensive

4.6

Private members club boasting Glasgow’s best range of steaks and grills.

This is the best steakhouse in the city bar none and a meat lover’s heaven. Clutching a gigantic meat cleaver to its breast as though it were a feather, this steakhouse is part of a new trend of carnivorous restaurants as championed by the back-to-basics TV chefs. One of the city’s newest fine dining establishments, The Grill Room has firmly established itself as a firm favourite with wealthy meat eaters, the city’s butchers and the oh-so-thankful regional farmers. If I had a cow-shaped pile of money, I’d gorge myself on its award-winning £60 18oz Chateaubriand steak – but alas no. I can still dream.

Food and drink
4.6
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.4
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Location
4.6
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Food and drink

The Grill Room’s prime steaks are dry-aged for tenderness and flavour and are hand cut on the premises daily, ensuring they’re fresh and worth every pound. The menu promises well-marbled 16oz bone in rib eye steak, 14oz Kansas City style bone in strip sirloin steak, Popeseye and fillet steaks and double cut fillet mignon. If you can find a better steak in Glasgow I’ll turn vegetarian. Token poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes complete the menu – although that’s not really why you’d go is it?

Recommended dishes

The 36oz Porterhouse Steak, for two people to share, is a prime cut incorporating the sirloin and the fillet head. I don’t think this is ideal territory for a first date – especially not with a vegan or vegetarian – but oh-my-God it looks incredible.

Ambience

As in keeping with its private members club status, it is a sophisticated, sultry affair.

Service

Award winning. Be prepared to pay from the hip or get someone else – ideally your boss – to cover the hefty bill.

Location

Overlooking Royal Exchange Square, this is one of the city’s premier addresses.

Price advice

Expensive. Take a credit card and a good sense of humour.

Tables to book

It has a rooftop marquee, which can hold up to 40 diners – ideal for corporate functions.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

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