Tempus - Grand Central

Rated 4.2/5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
 

Quick Facts

  • Food
    4/5
  • Ambience
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Go back
    3/5
(from 1085 ratings)
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Tempus - Grand Central Review

  • Rating Great value for money but dissapointing! (Rating 3/5)
    I have dined at Tempus on several occasions on their Market Menu which usually incorporates a free glass of wine and 2/3 courses for a very reasonable price. However last night was disappointing although the food was still of good quality the service and other things let it down! Firstly, as we hadn't opted for starters, we asked for some "nibbles" perhaps Olives/Bread etc but all they could offer was side dishes of onion rings, chips etc, not my idea of a nibble PRIOR to main course, so we just opted to drink our free glass of wine unaccompanied by food! The main course was served within 10 minutes of arrival {personally a little too quickly but that's my personal preference as I don't like to rush my meal} and very nicely presented and beautifully cooked. But the staff kept coming and taking away plates and glasses throughout our main course so if one person had finished their plate was quickly swept off the table. To say the least we were beginning to feel they wanted us to eat and go especially when the waiter appeared as the last plate disappeared and asked if we wanted our desserts exactly 20 minutes after we had sat down and 10 minutes after the main had been served but not yet eaten! I politely asked the waiter to give us 5 minutes to let our main course go down but low and behold 4 minutes later he was back with the dessert menus! My 3 friends ordered but I said I would wait and I ordered cheese/biscuits 5 minutes later. Another problem..the cheese was just out a very cold fridge and anyone knows you don't serve cheese cold..it should be at room temperature so it wasn't a pleasant experience! Inevitably 30 minutes after arrival we had had our free glass of wine, our main courses and finished our desserts!! Started at 7pm and by 7:35pm it was all over! The last issue was with the bill...we were given a bill which had overcharged us by £20..The staff made polite excuses and I know anyone can make a mistake but sadly I have had this experience before in Tempus...not good! Sorry Tempus but you need to give people time between courses to enjoy the food and relax, make sure that the cheese plate is not just out the fridge and double check your customers bill before handing them one which is inflated!
    Lesley Ann Biggart - 12/03/2016

Tempus - Grand Central Features

Average price of 2 courses is £26.25 A La Carte
Highchairs, smaller portions, special menu Child Friendly
Wheelchair access, disabled toilet Disabled Access
Gluten Free Gluten Free
Prices starts at £17.95 House Wine
Separate Bar Separate Bar
Vegetarian Vegetarian

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