Baby Grand

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Baby Grand
3–7 Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow, G2 4NQ
  • Telephone 0141 248 4942
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–1am
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–8.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am-9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £13.95
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Outstanding classic bistro food and music tucked away beside Charing Cross Station.

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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.

The List's rating






David James Kirkwood visited Baby Grand on 14 March 2019
  • High point: The selection of Jewish delicatessen offerings
  • Low point: The window view … of the M8
  • Average price: £13.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • 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