Part of Glasgow’s Central Station, the Grand Central Hotel has a fascinating history. Having begun life in the age of the steam train, it received John Logie Baird’s first television pictures and it has hosted everyone from John F Kennedy to Winston Churchill.
We can’t guarantee you will spot any history-changing world leaders but, take up today’s Big Deal with Tempus restaurant in the hotel, and we’re quietly confident that you will leave happy, satisfied and, dare we say, chuffed.
Choice of 4 main courses
This splendid Big Deal is for two people to each enjoy a main course and a glass of Prosecco in the eye-catching surrounds of Tempus, the gorgeous restaurant in the refurbished Grand Central Hotel.
Chosen from the a la carte menu, the available dishes are:
Seared fillet of sea bream served with aromatic basmati rice, mange tout, carrots and ginger butter sauce
Charred chicken supreme with white bean and lentil ragout, cracked tomatoes, fine beans and a red pepper coulis
Combination of crisp pork belly and slow cooked beef short ribs with dauphinoise potatoes and creamed Savoy cabbage with rosemary essence
Fresh egg tagliatelle with caponata, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and roasted garlic oil
Rib eye steak option
For a £6.50 supplement per person, there is also the option to have a rib eye steak served with the classic accompaniments of chips, mushroom, tomato and a choice of pepper or garlic sauce.
Hotel with history
Re-opened in 2010, the Grand Central is one of Glasgow’s landmark hotels and it has a colourful history.
In addition to the guests we’ve already mentioned, Laurel and Hardy, The Queen and Frank Sinatra all popped in at one point in the past.
The Tempus Restaurant really looks the part for such a historical hotel. Murals of steam trains and Glasgow’s industrial heritage link it with the next door train station while the stripped floors and vibrant purple banquettes give it a contemporary edge.
Popular with 5pm users
Since re-opening, Tempus has been a big hit with many 5pm customers and, at the time of writing, slightly fewer than 170 of you have given it a combined rating of 4.2/5. This is what a recent, very enthusiastic, visitor had to say:
‘Another great meal at The Tempus! Another great meal, high quality food at a very good price.’ Rating 5/5