The Western Club Restaurant

The Western Club Restaurant
32 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AB
  • Telephone 0141 248 2214
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–9pm; Sun noon–8pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri until 6pm; Sat until 5.30pm; Sun special menu all day
  • Average price £18 (set lunch); £29 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £18
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The Western Club Restaurant

Elegant restaurant with smart service and clever cooking, focused on excellent local and seasonal produce.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Sharing premises with a venerable private members’ establishment in Royal Exchange Square, this smart, rather formal dining space does have something of a ‘clubby’ feel to it. Appearances are deceptive though, as the restaurant is leased and run by the people behind nearby Urban Bar and Brasserie – and fully open to the general public. The Urban lineage shows in modern food that’s clever without being outlandish, strong on Scottish produce but not rigid about local sourcing. A rich and runny duck egg is fried in crispy panko breadcrumbs and served with black pudding and sweet crushed peas, for example, while a perfectly soupy risotto of cauliflower and leeks is distinguished by a scattering of truffle shavings. The menu changes every two months but expect fine west coast fish, Ayrshire ham, Scotch beef, lamb and venison, and excellent thick-cut chips. Desserts, such as an intense chocolate tart with mint ice-cream, are a strong point, too. Given the elegant surroundings, smart service and precise, satisfying cooking, prices are pretty good value, particularly on the lunch and early-evening market menu. A welcome member of Glasgow’s smarter dining ranks.

  • High point: Brilliant thick-cut chips
  • Low point: Market menu cut-off is a little early
  • Notable dish: Roast venison saddle, sweet and sour cabbage, crispy potato cake, walnut and raspberry
Glasgow Larder

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The Western Club Restaurant offers stunning views over the spectacular Royal Exchange Square. Smart, chic and centrally located, the restaurant is a must for all foodies. The well turned out staff deliver the kitchen’s creations in a stylish setting which combines a relaxed, elegant ambience with professional service.

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  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Goldfrapp
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £21.95 per bottle