The Brasserie on George Square quite possibly has the best address of any restaurant in Glasgow. Right in the heart of the city centre and next to Queen Street railway station, the Brasserie is brilliantly located for pre-show meals; shopping trip refreshment stops and big nights out. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and The Pavilion are a short walk away while the shops of Buchanan Street and Argyle Street are on the doorstep.
Part of the Millennium Hotel, the Brasserie has a smart, contemporary interior which works well with the hotel’s underlying Victorian heritage. If you like people-watching, try and bag a seat in the conservatory overlooking George Square.
Modern Scottish cooking with the occasional French influence drives the different menus. Scottish ingredients such as Loch Fyne scallops, Ayrshire lamb and salmon from the Shetlands all make regular appearances. Pride of place goes to the 28-day-aged Scotch beef from the Mey Estate in Caithness.
The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the pheasant and chanterelle terrine with a plum and port chutney, frisée greens and Scottish oatcakes or the oak-smoked Scottish salmon served with shallots, baby capers, lemon and dressed leaves. Popular main courses include the Highland venison stew and the pan seared sea bass with a warm salad of new potatoes, tomato, black olives and courgette. Of course, the fillet and rib eye steaks are always a big hit with diners at The Brasserie on George Square.
While the top quality beef is prominent on the menu, the vegetarian selection at the Brasserie is particularly strong. From mushroom Stroganoff to gnocchi filled with garlic roasted butternut squash, the veggie selection is as varied as it is innovative. The separate children’s menu will keep younger diners smiling. All in all, the Brasserie on George Square offers something for everyone in Glasgow city centre.
Brasserie on George Square - Millennium Hotel, 40 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS