Once upon a time, the rather handsome Urban Bar & Brasserie on St Vincent Place was the Scottish HQ for the Bank of England.
Its banking days may be long gone now but today’s brilliant Big Deal on private dining is certain to attract a high rate of interest.
We’re certain that it’s the best offer you’re likely to hear in a (former) bank building for quite some time and, if we really wanted to push out the boat on the banking allusions, then we would even suggest that you cheque it out.
The rather swish Urban Bar & Brasserie has two private dining rooms to choose between. The larger Boardroom seats up to 22 people. Formerly the bank manager’s office, this wood panelled room is perfect for family get togethers; celebratory meals with friends or corporate events.
Catering for up to fourteen people, the more recently launched Oak is ideal for smaller gatherings.
Both offer top quality service and wonderful food in an exclusive setting.
Extra guests can be added to your party of 10.
Wide choice of dishes
Your party will enjoy a glass of Prosecco and canapés on arrival followed by the three course Silver menu.
The food at Urban Brasserie has won two AA Rosettes and the restaurant is a firm favourite with 5pm users.
Menus are subject to small variations due to supply and seasonality but, essentially, the Silver menu allows you to choose from the following dishes:
White onion soup with lemon & thyme
Air-dried ham with watercress, Parmesan shavings, rosemary oil & balsamic
Hot smoked salmon & prawns with rocket, lemon & cayenne dressing
Smooth parfait of chicken livers with apple chutney & toasted brioche
Crottin and red onion tart with sultana & sakuro mix
Fillet of seabass salad with beef tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil dressing & baby capers
Crisp-fried fillet of cod with mussels & saffron stew
Roast breast of Gressingham duck with Merguez sausage, borlotti beans, honey & grain mustard jus
Roquefort, pesto & oyster mushroom puff pastry tart
Sirloin of Scotch beef with button mushrooms & pepper gravy
Selection of chips and vegetables for the table
Brie de Meaux, Roquefort, Mull cheddar & Comte with apricot chutney
Steamed jam pudding with vanilla ice cream
Lemon & thyme crème brulée
Treacle Tart with crème fraiche
Chocolate brownie with honeycomb ice cream
Vanilla pannacotta with roast rhubarb & lavender shortbread
Coffee and tablet, served with either port or an iced Baileys Cream, will round off the meal.
With a well deserved rating of 4.4/5, Urban Brasserie is among the highest scoring restaurants on the 5pm Restaurant site. This is what a couple of recent diners thought of their experiences:
‘Perfect every time. This is my favourite eatery and it never lets me down.’ Rating 5/5
‘Never fails to please. As usual the food, service and atmosphere were all top class.’ Rating 5/5