The American author Ernestine Ulmer once said, ‘Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.’
Life may well be uncertain. However, we are pretty sure that you can be confident of enjoying all three courses with today’s Big Deal at Urban Bar and Brasserie.
A rather suave restaurant on St Vincent Place, Urban Bar and Brasserie is run by Head Chef David Clunas who serves classic dishes presented in his own inimitable and contemporary style.
Fresh, seasonal and, wherever possible, locally sourced products are at the heart of his cooking.
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a three course meal from the market menu in Urban Bar and Brasserie.
City centre elegance
Once home to the Bank of England’s Scottish HQ, Urban Bar and Brasserie has retained its dashing good looks.
Decked out with wood panels, stunning flower displays and ornate cornicing, it is rather an elegant city centre spot.
Available noon to 9pm, Sunday to Thursday and noon to 4pm on Fridays, the offer is for two people to each have a starter, main course and dessert from the market menu.
The exact dishes will depend on the ingredients in season but this recent menu should give you an idea:
Hot and sour tiger prawn broth (DF) (GF)
Marrbury smoked salmon with prawn Marie rose (DF)(GF)
Smooth parfait of chicken livers with fig chutney
Warm salad of black pudding and Serrano ham (DF)
Leek and Lanark Blue tart with pine nuts, red chard and red onion (V)
Smoked haddock and sweet potato fishcake with a spinach cream (GF)
Roast hake with crushed peas, balsamic and herb oil (GF)
Confit duck with Puy lentils and Savoy cabbage (DF) (GF)
Burger with Swiss cheese, pancetta and chips
Potato gnocchi with asparagus, courgettes, peas and broad beans (v)
Brie and Mull cheddar with apricot chutney (GF)
Iced caramel parfait with honeycomb (GF)
Peanut butter ice cream with chocolate sauce (GF)
Bourbon vanilla crème brulée (GF)
The Urban Bar and Brasserie won two AA Rosettes within months of opening but the critics that really matter also love it.
At the time of writing, more than 1000 people have booked meals at Urban Bar and Brasserie through 5pm. Together, they have awarded the restaurant a fantastic combined score of 4.4/5.
This review was left recently by a diner on Urban Bar and Brasserie’s 5pm entry:
‘Fab time. First visit to Urban Brasserie by two of our company and they loved every aspect from quality of food to the lovely staff. I have been going for years and love it every time. Thank you to all staff.’ Rating 4.2/5
Available Sunday to Friday, this offer would be perfect for a working lunch, a pre-theatre meal; afternoon shopping break; a romantic night out or a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch with friends or family.
It would even do nicely as a Christmas present, with validity until the end of February 2016.