The Restaurant Bar & Grill

The Restaurant Bar & Grill
Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JX
  • Telephone 0141 225 5622
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30–6.30pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–11pm; Sun noon–6pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat noon–7pm;
  • Average price £15 (set lunch); £28 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15
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Through the terrace and plush leather-boothed bar, the striking restaurant at the rear of this Princes Square establishment is where the real action happens. The huge open kitchen and grill serves as a backdrop while the side wall is sheer glass looking out to the street. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant. British standards and grill options form the basis of the menu with pastas, salads and a noticeable eastern influence offering further choice. Lightly charred asparagus spears, a perfect poached egg and creamy hollandaise is a classic done just right. Smooth, rich chicken liver parfait is also a delight with mini toast and fresh chunky apple chutney. The fillet steak is not quite the impeccable piece of meat the price tag suggests, especially since sides are ordered separately, but the béarnaise sauce is rich and creamy. Grilled sea bass is simple, served with lemon, with green beans in shallot butter accompanying it nicely. Indecisive sweet tooths can try the pudding plate – two-bite portions of four desserts, nutty chocolate brownie and a tart lemon posset being particular highlights.

  • High point: A great place for an indulgent and fun night out
  • Low point: You pay a high price for the glamour of it all
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch); £28 (dinner)

Located in the beautifully restored and sophisticated Princes Square, The Restaurant Bar and Grill in Glasgow adds to the shopping centre's position as a premier eating and drinking destination. The decor is warm, chic and sophisticated, whilst the restaurant's menu and cocktails are simply delicious. Relax and enjoy great food and service inside the restaurant, whilst watching the chefs in action at the wood stone oven and rotisserie in the open kitchen. Alternatively, choose to overlook the vibrant activity of the shopping centre from the terrace level. Open from mid-morning through to late evening, the restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner. For parties looking for a more intimate dining experience, whether for a corporate or private function, a private dining area will soon be available for exclusive hire.

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  • Private dining: Up to 24 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: jazz daytime, upbeat electronic into the evening, Chillout
  • Live entertainment: A DJ on a Saturday night
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16.25 per bottle

Reviews & features

The Restaurant Bar & Grill - review

1 Nov 2007

The name betrays either supreme confidence or a dearth of imagination. But, while The Restaurant Bar and Grill may not sound as exciting as its predecessors – Zinc and étain have been merged into one – there is a sense of self-assurance running…