Bar and restaurant with all-day offerings of upscale pub food, in the impressively refurbed former offices of the Evening Citizen.
Another venue from the Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group, who are rather taking over this corner of town – Anchor Line and the Atlantic next door, Café Andaluz opposite. Here they’ve tarted up the former offices of the Evening Citizen newspaper into an opulent sweep – large bar up front (Tennent’s tank beer, Drygate on draught), stools and high benches around privacy-screened tables, grandiose staircase to the upper floor, dining area (and only for diners) at the rear. It’s the sort of place Glasgow likes – informal, accessible, bit of bling. It’s a beacon for business get-togethers and groups oohing at cocktail-laden trays whizzed around by white-shirted servers in braces. Food is upscale pub grub – burgers and pies appear – at upscale prices. Spicy buttermilk chicken comes crunchy-coated with a pleasant kick, while ox cheeks main is rich and satisfying with mash that just passes muster. Brunch and decent set menus, including gluten-free, and a good wine list bolster the offerings.
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle