Some people like to be tucked up in bed with a mug of cocoa by 10pm.
Others come awake when the sun goes down and don’t want to head home until the stars are beginning to fade from the sky.
If you are in the night owl camp then today’s two venue Big Deal with Urban Brasserie and Blue Dog is a real hoot.
This late night offer is for two people to enjoy a two course dinner at the award-winning Urban Brasserie from the menu below.
Once you have finished your meal, toddle around to the late opening Blue Dog cocktail bar on West George Street where you can each choose an innovative cocktail from a selection of five.
A big favourite with 5pm Restaurant customers, Urban Brasserie on St Vincent Street is a very handsome restaurant.
Once home to the Bank of England’s Scottish HQ, Urban has retained its good looks in its new role as one of Glasgow’s best loved restaurants.
Featuring wood panels, stunning flower displays and ornate cornicing, it is an elegant city centre spot and this Big Deal is designed to let you see what they do best.
The food at Urban Brasserie is AA Rosette rated and this menu should demonstrate why.
The offer is for each person to have a starter and main course or main course and dessert from the following:
Courgette soup with rosemary & lime
Parma ham with roasted figs, parmesan, red chard, rosemary & balsamic
Smooth parfait of chicken livers with apple and date chutney & toasted fruit loaf
Baked flat cap mushroom and goats cheese crottin with red pepper salsa and micro herbs
Roast Shetland salmon with sticky rice, spring onion, ginger & sweet soy sauce
Crisp-fried fillet of pollock with dill and Pernod fish cream, Atlantic prawns & horseradish mash
Toulouse sausage with garlic mash & grain mustard jus
Confit of duck with mixed beans, pimento & chorizo stew
Selection of farmhouse cheeses with spiced apricot chutney
Sticky toffee pudding with Madagascar vanilla ice cream & butterscotch
Cranachan flavoured ice cream with mixed berries and coulis
Popcorn flavoured crème brulée
Late night piano bar
As you wind up your meal at Urban Bar and Brasserie, your server will give you a voucher for your cocktails at the rather suave Blue Dog where you can choose from the following options:
Luksusowa vodka, Chambord, Pineapple juice
Chairman’s white rum, Raspberry liqueur, Pear liqueur, Fresh raspberries, Fresh Lemon juice & apple juice.
Elderflower liqueur, Lychee liqueur, Tekena estate suavignon blanc, Freh grapes & peach bitters.
Wyborowa apple vodka, Gabriel Boudier Curacao blue, Fresh passion fruit, fresh lemon juice, apple juice & pineapple juice.
Seagrams gin/Luksusowa vodka & dry vermouth; Stirred or shaken.
Open until 3am, Blue Dog is a super smooth piano bar with expert mixologists. Or, as a review on the Social and Cocktail site puts it, Blue Dog provides ‘atmosphere, sophistication, a baby grand piano and Frank Sinatra playing. Even on a Tuesday night it felt like somewhere fantastic… The service was excellent.’
If you are in the mood for a night out in Glasgow city centre then today’s Big Deal is the complete package. With a meal for two and then drinks at Glasgow’s top cocktail bar, it’s the perfect way to shake off any January cobwebs.