Sunny days in Glasgow happen only slightly more often than Scotland qualifying for the World Cup.
When they do occur, it pays to make the most of them.
Which is where today’s Big Deal comes in.
Baby Grand at Charing Cross are offering a fantastic fish or meat platter for two to share plus a glass of wine each.
Should the big yellow thing in the sky be making one of its rare appearances, then you and your dining chum can enjoy your meal while soaking up the rays in the Baby Grand beer garden.
Naturally, should the more likely fog, rain and wind scenario come to pass, guests are equally welcome to dine in Baby Grand’s warm, dry and atmospheric bar.
One of Glasgow’s longest-running and most welcoming piano bars, Baby Grand is tucked away by Charing Cross railway station and well worth seeking out.
If you haven’t been before, this Big Deal is the perfect introduction.
Available Sunday to Friday, noon to 9.45pm, this offer is for two people to share a meat or fish platter accompanied by a glass of house wine for each guest.
Packed with carnivorous treats, the meat platter includes pastrami, mortadella, chorizo, prosciutto, duck liver parfait, sauerkraut, gherkins and piccalilli, all served with a selection of breads: brioche, bloomer and focaccia.
The fish platter features smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon rillettes, smoked mackerel, crab, capers, tartare sauce, lemon crème fraiche. Again, it is served brioche, bloomer and focaccia breads.
Charing Cross institution
For over thirty years, Baby Grand has been drawing customers to its well hidden location by Charing Cross rail station.
From early morning coffees to late night cocktails, often accompanied by some smooth tunes on the baby grand piano, the bar, restaurant and supper club has something to offer everyone.
It’s a cosmopolitan hang-out and, as we mentioned, if the sun is shining then you might be able to make like our Continental cousins and eat al fresco.
With three decades under its belt, Baby Grand has built a large following of loyal customers and is also still attracting new fans. It has a admirable combined score of 4.2/5 from more than 300 5pm reviews.
This is what a couple of recent visitors had to say on the restaurant’s 5pm entry:
‘I really like this place. With the piano playing in the background, it’s great for the ambiance. Food was lovely, had good size portions. Would return and recommend to friends’ Rating 5/5
‘Excellent. Went to Baby Grand with friends as we were going to The Hydro which is only short walk away. The service was excellent. Got shown to our table right away. Service was quick with no long waiting times between courses. Presentation was excellent. I’ve been here on numerous occasions and would definitely go back. All the staff were pleasant and there was a pianist playing.’ Rating 5/5
Perfect for lunch with a friend; a pre-theatre bite or an after work drink, today’s Big Deal is a great introduction to the institution which is the Baby Grand.