When you are having a romantic dinner, everyone wants to take their time, gaze into each other’s eyes and whisper sweet nothings.
Goes down less well on a working, weekday lunch, we’ve found.
Especially when dining with colleagues, prospective employers or indeed the boss.
Keep it snappy with today’s Big Deal on a two course Express Lunch for one at 29 – The Grill at the Square, part of the 29 Private Members’ Club on Royal Exchange Square.
Occupying two floors of a stunning 19th century sandstone building, 29 Private Members’ Club offers a smart, fashionable spot to relax right in the hub of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan city centre.
Ideal for a working lunch; a speedy stop during a shopping trip or simply because you fancy a quick and tasty lunch, this Big Deal is an efficient alternative to dining al desko.
Available Monday to Friday
It’s a simple and straightforward offer. Available from noon to 4pm, Monday to Friday, the deal is for one person to have a starter and main course from the Express Lunch menu plus a glass of house wine.
Menus do change from time to time but your options will look very similar to this:
Freshly prepared soup of the day with freshly baked bread
Cous cous salad with tofu, beetroot, balsamic onions and asparagus, harissa dressing
Classic prawn cocktail with lemon, bread sticks and a tangy cocktail sauce (£3 supplement)
Haggis bon bons with potato, chive and spring onion salad, whisky and Arran mustard sauce
Rich chicken liver and Armagnac parfait with onion chutney and Melba toast
Baked cod fillet with French-style peas and tomato beurre blanc
Fresh market dish of the day
Free-range chicken stuffed with mozzarella, tomato and basil with a spicy bean and Mediterranean vegetable cassoulet
Prime Scotch steak burger served in a brioche bun with haggis, spicy onions and mature cheddar cheese with skinny fries
Medley of summer vegetables with mushroom ragout and Cajun-spiced potato hash
No 29 is always very popular with 5pm Dining fans. More than 3700 of you have given them a combined rating of 4.4/5:
‘Perfect place for lunch, dinner, cocktails. Food is delicious. Great service. Love the prawn cocktail and the freshly baked bread. Best place in Glasgow for dining.’ Rating 5/5
‘29 is my favourite restaurant in Glasgow. I can always depend on the standard of food and service so 29 is my first choice when lunching with a friend…’ Rating 4.5/5
Express Lunch and then knock off early
The days of the leisurely, three Martini lunch are long gone. Unless you want to have a lot of troublesome conversations with HR.
Today’s Big Deal is a much more useful way of meeting clients or having a quick catch-up with a friend.
Book in with today’s Big Deal from 29 – The Grill at the Square and have a great lunch without incurring the wrath of your line manager.