Outstanding classic bistro food and music tucked away beside Charing Cross Station.
Baby Grand is one of those places that everyone in Glasgow is vaguely aware of, yet many have never been. It’s the restaurant and bar directly opposite Charing Cross station – recently undergone a refurb and expanded into next door – and thus sees many an office worker pass its doors on a daily basis. Accordingly, broad opening hours and a multitude of menus aim to please the 7am breakfast market, working lunches, and the evening bistro set. There’s maybe a wee bit of a lack of identity because of all this, though the current evening menu has a satisfying and rather unique New York Jewish Deli thing going on, which fares not too badly at all. The salt beef brisket is satisfyingly soft and pink, beneath a mound of sweet onion gravy, only just outdone for full-on meatiness by the pastrami burger. Two gigantic, chewy matzah balls arrive bobbling up and down in a clean, light chicken stock. Not many places in town will offer such dishes — and they have a rotisserie as well. The front of the space purrs along nicely as a bar, while the other USP is that there’s live piano music Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Staff spotify playlist
- Live entertainment: Wed–Sat evening pianist William Finlayson (Wed/Thu: 6–9pm; Fri/Sat: 6pm–1am)
- Capacity: 96
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 1984
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £18.95 per bottle