‘Brutti ma buoni’ means ‘ugly but good’ in Italian and it is the name of this colourful bar and kitchen on Brunswick Street.
Having visited several times, we get the ‘good’ bit. ‘The ‘ugly’ is more of a mystery as Brutti ma buoni is rather stylish in its own quirky way.
Part of the vibrant Brunswick Hotel, it is a quietly cool place for a morning coffee, quick lunch, after work drinks or candlelit evening meal with friends.
It can be enjoyably lively at night, especially on the occasional weekend that DJs play.
Available seven days a week, from noon to 10pm, this very flexible offer is for two people to have any main course from the Brutti ma buoni menu.
The offer also includes a bottle of house wine for diners to share.
Cooked in an open plan kitchen, delicious dishes from around the Mediterranean make up the majority of the menu.
As well as a range of pasta and thin crust pizza, there is a variety of handmade burgers, fajitas, salads and nachos.
You could also tuck into steak frites sandwiches, toasted New Yorkers, quesadillas and flat iron steaks.
Visitors have not been slow to share their views of Brutti ma Buoni on its Facebook page:
‘By far the best Sunday eating experience in Glasgow. Had a guest up from London who was very impressed, amazing staff and friendly service. Food exceptional as always, and a phenomenal selection of sounds on play – smoooooooth!!’
Over on TripAdvisor, reviewers have been just as impressed:
‘Eclectic mix that works brilliantly. Great cafe-bar restaurant which is part of the Brunswick Hotel. Eclectic mix of styles like a cross between a Glasgow cafe, an American diner and an Italian bistro that works brilliantly. Nice art work on the walls for sale. Great menu and nice wines. Attentive and friendly staff… My son had been raving about this place for some time… Can thoroughly recommend and will certainly be back next time I’m in Glasgow.’
Vouchers are valid until the end of February which means that this offer would be ideal if you are going to a Celtic Connections gig at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or the Tron.
Of course, you could also use it for Sunday lunch; a catch-up dinner with a friend; a break in a shopping trip; an after work bite or simply as an alternative to another lunch in the office.
This offer is user-friendly, flexible and rather tasty – just like Brutti ma buoni.