So, when exactly is cocktail hour? It’s a matter of heated debate among cognoscenti, some clinging to the idea that it’s around 6pm, others being less restrictive. We’re in the latter camp. Cocktail hour is whenever you want it to be. And who says it only has to be an hour?
Today’s Big Deal offers cocktails and a sharing platter at one of Glasgow’s most stylish venues, the Urban Bar & Brasserie. It’s a great opportunity for a languid afternoon or evening in great company and a chic environment.
Once the Bank of England’s Scottish HQ, the Urban Bar & Brasserie has retained touches of formal elegance including some art deco flourishes, smart panelling in the bar, and ornate cornicing, It’s a refined spot for enjoying excellent food and divine cocktails.
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a cocktail each, chosen from the house menu, and a sharing platter from the meat or fish menus. The deal is available Sunday-Thursday from noon until 9pm and Fridays from noon until 4pm.
Shaken or stirred
Oliver Rattray and his team of expert mixologists ensure their cocktails use only the best ingredients. The cocktail list mixes old favourites with some fresh creations. If you have a preference (a particularly dry Martini perhaps), they will oblige.
Sharing platters are served in the bar, offering a delicious selection of fare from the Urban menu, using locally-sourced produce where possible. It’s a great way to sample the kitchen’s innovative cuisine and its creative blend of European and Asian flavours. Choose from:
Fish/Seafood Platter – Spiced prawn cocktail with lime & chilli, Marrbury smoked salmon with herb crème fraiche, pickled cucumber & halibut sashimi, pickled ginger & ponzu
Meat Platter – Chicken liver parfait with apricot & ginger chutney, duck confit with pancetta & chillies & Serrano ham with sunblushed tomato & Pecorino
The Urban Bar & Brasserie has become a firm favourite with 5pm customers. The bar and restaurant have earned an impressive combined score of 4.4/5. Recent comments on the 5pm page include the following.
‘Great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service, beautiful food and great value for money.’
We keep going back as the food is outstanding. It’s becoming our monthly favourite. Classy decor and friendly staff.
Available Sunday to Friday, this offer at Urban Bar & Brasserie would be perfect for a catch-up with a friend after work, a relaxed lunch or maybe a pre-theatre dining option.
With its elegant atmosphere, superb cocktails and classy cuisine, the venue is the perfect place to chill out over a drink.