When the working week is done, not all of us are quite ready for the bustle or mayhem of a city centre bar.
Some might prefer to ease their way into the weekend with a civilised bite and a glass of wine or two in a refined ambience.
Somewhere up West maybe?
Today’s Big Deal delivers on that promise, with an elegant session of small bites and wine in the very civilised surroundings of the Windows on the West within Hilton Grosvenor hotel.
Whether you want to wind down over a nice chat or enjoy a prelude to a night of clubbing, this is the perfect venue.
Overlooking the Botanic Gardens, the Hilton Grosvenor is a gem of the West End, part of a row of listed Venetian-style townhouses very handily situated near Hillhead subway.
The comfortable Windows on the West offers views over the gardens and Byres Road, with refined décor and plush furnishings. It’s the ideal spot for snack and a catch-up over a leisurely bottle of wine.
Available Friday and Saturday from 5pm until midnight, the Big Deal option one is for two people to share four of the chef’s choice small bites platters and a bottle of house red or white wine.
Option two puts a little sparkle into your evening, replacing the house wine with Prosecco.
The small platters might include such dishes as large warm baked pretzels, marinated Spanish olives, chilli salted nuts, cheesy haggis nachos with sour cream or spicy chicken wings in barbecue sauce.
The Hilton Grosvenor Hotel has accumulated plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following, edited for length:
‘Would recommend trying the Windows on the West, very relaxing and food is good.’
‘Bar food was delicious, excellent location in the west end of Glasgow.’
‘Bar staff were excellent and very pleasant.’
The weekend starts here
Perfect for the after work wind down or a Saturday rendezvous, this Big Deal offers a very civilised alternative to the frantic pub session at Windows on the West. It’s ideal for a get-together with friends or family.