Baby Grand

Baby Grand
3–7 Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow, G2 4NQ
  • Telephone 0141 248 4942
  • Bar open Sun–Wed 11am–midnight; Thu-Sat 11am–1am
  • Food served Mon–Wed 7.45am–10pm; Thu–Fri 7.45am–midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
  • Email
  • Website www.babygrandglasgow.com
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Late night piano bar and kitchen next to Charing Cross station with live music every night.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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It’s a fairly unassuming place for a piano bar, what with the adult entertainment and train station in touching distance. Inside, though, is a pleasant if thin bar area and raised restaurant. It’s an evening haunt that brings a touch of the speakeasy, jazz bar atmosphere to colder climes, with a pianist playing on the – you guessed it – baby grand every night. The bar’s got a bit of a Cheers feel to it, with friendly staff and punters alike. There’s a market menu, and an à la carte with sandwiches, a grill for meat and fish, a few bistro dishes and a concert menu, too, with the King's Theatre on the doorstep. Try a salmon roulade with sourdough, or a leek and fennel risotto with a panko poached egg and roasted tomatoes. For dessert, there’s a chocolate and Frangelico marquis with yoghurt sorbet that tastes like an Aero (in the best possible way). There’s a good choice of beers, bottle and tap, as well as bellinis, cocktails and a selection of gins.

The List's rating
6

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Robbie Armstrong visited Baby Grand on 15 March 2018
  • High point: Food tastes better with a live pianist
  • Low point: Service times are limited
  • Notable dish: Fennel and leek risotto with crispy egg
  • Average price: £19 (lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz and piano
  • Live entertainment: Wed–Sat evening pianist (Wed/Thu: 6–9pm; Fri/Sat: 6pm–1am)
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1984
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £17.70 per bottle