Part of the Princes Square shopping centre, Darcy’s bar, café and brasserie is open from early until late and has a menu to match every occasion from breakfast to a blow out. It is popular with shoppers; lunching office workers; couples and groups on a night out. In the evenings, the lights go down, the candles come out, and, at the weekends, the DJs come out to play. During the summer months, Darcy’s expands onto Buchanan Street with its popular pavement café.
Darcy’s is just as popular with children as it is with adults. As well as their own 3D menu, children have their own toy room, storybook corner and the opportunity to enjoy some face painting.
Locally sourced, fresh and sustainable are the watch words for the menu and Darcy’s has options for all appetites. There is a selection of little plates such as garlic and chilli tiger prawns, mini burgers and spicy meatballs for snacking on along with sharing platters of antipasto. The sandwiches and burgers, all served with skinny fries, are popular with lunchtime visitors as well as weary shoppers taking a break. On Sundays, many visitors to Princes Square like to hit Darcy’s for the slow roast lunch which is served with all the trimmings and proper gravy.
Along with salads and pastas, Darcy’s has a range of dishes described as being from the ‘oven and stove’. Toulouse sausages and mash; steak frites, boeuf Bourguignon and a pot-roast chicken served with Lyonaise potatoes all fly the flag for France while the chilli, ginger, garlic and coconut chick pea curry offers more exotic flavours. Naturally, sustainable fish and chips are also on the menu.
The drinks list is a good read. From lo-cal skinny cocktails to wines via beers and liquid desserts, Darcy’s got the lot.
Darcy’s, The Basement Courtyard, Princes Square, Glasgow, G1 3JN