The Grahamston

The Grahamston
Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
  • Telephone 0141 204 3333
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 8am–midnight (24 hours for residents).
  • Food served Mon–Fri 6.30–10.30am; noon–9.30pm; Sat/Sun 7–11.30am; 1–9.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Sat 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £19
  • Email
  • Website www.thegrahamston.com
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The Grahamston

Restaurant and bar in the Radisson Blu, serving modern interpretations of Scottish classics and grill dishes in a contemporary setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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A recent million-plus investment has completely transformed the lower level of the Radisson Blu in a refurb that has produced an eye-catching, marble-top bar, which is overseen by a large, sketched out visualisation of Grahamston – Glasgow’s forgotten village. The restaurant, set to the left of the bar, radiates a contemporary, quasi-industrial feel through a mixture of its Scandi chairs and granite tables. In its separation of food categories, which ranges from ‘bakery and pantry’ to ‘from the sea’, the menu is very on-trend. À la carte pricing can be steep – a starter of scallops, cauliflower risotto and pig’s cheek croquettes, although substantial, approaches the mid-teens. Of better value is a homemade haggis sausage roll, packed full of flavour and set off well by an acidic celeriac slaw and purée. From ‘fields and pastures’, a trio of Highland lamb is noteworthy for a superb shepherd’s pie, which is bound with a deep, almost liquorice-like jus. Incorporating a top-quality restaurant within a hotel and catering to the needs of all is a difficult proposition, yet the Grahamston just about carries it off.

The List's rating
7.2

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Rory McGinley visited The Grahamston on 8 March 2019
  • High point: Cap the night off with a drink at the stunning bar
  • Low point: Circuitous entrance to restaurant
  • Notable dish: Apple galette, crème anglaise & cinnamon ice-cream
  • Average price: £19 (set lunch); £26 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 247
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz / house / soul
  • Capacity: 85
  • Largest group: 85
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £23 per bottle
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