I send you all my sincerest apologies for the lack of blog posts of recent. It’s been a wild few weeks. For those of you who haven’t yet heard me shouting from the rooftops (sorry Glasgow Southside) we got ENGAGED. We’ll officially be Mr & Mrs What Claire Baked. It’s so regal!
Aside from my over watching of Say Yes to the Dress, looking at venues and seeing family, I’ve been out celebrating with the ladies in the family at the weekend. Which brings me to my first post in my popular Glasgow Living series for ages!
Last Saturday, 4 of us booked in for the Boozy Snoozy Lunch at Blythswood Square Hotel. It was nothing short of amazing. Fantastic value for money, great food, prosecco and seeing my granny getting a Pink Lady gin cocktail down her was priceless.
In the year and a half we’ve lived in Glasgow, I’ve never yet made it to Blythswood Square. I’ve walked past many a time, stared inside and thought, I really need to come here. Face of regret that I didn’t book an afternoon tea here after a disaster at Malmaison Glasgow the other week, but that’s another story and I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.
Anyway, more about Boozy Snoozy… get 4 people together and for £88 you’ll get a 3 course lunch for 4 people, including a bottle of prosecco to share and tea or coffee to finish. We arrived at 12.30pm on Saturday and were still there nearly 3 hours later. There was no rush to leave, the staff were attentive, regularly topping up our glasses from the never ending prosecco bottle.
What struck me most was the service and attention to detail. A doorman greeted us on arrival and was incredibly jolly. And dapper. Our coats were hung up by staff and we were shown to our table. I ordered a round of cocktails with a request to bring them out with dessert and they arrived without prompting. Two of asked for a little extra bread for parfait starters and it was brought without question.
So often, you book table deals for venues and are treated like a second class citizen for not going for a main menu or for using a voucher. This absolutely cannot be said about Blythswood Square. They were fantastic with us from start to finish. So much so, that I’ve been compelled to write about the experience. Not just the food, but the overall enjoyment of a long leisurely lunch.
The food was fantastic as well. We sampled a number of the different starters – from cream of parsnip soup, to smoked mackerel parfait and chicken liver parfait. Main courses were mostly chicken supreme, although Granny (adventurer and fan of new culinary experiences) went for the seared fillet of hake because it came with samphire and she’d never tried it before.
For dessert, it was a full house enjoying the white chocolate tart, which was served with citrus accompaniments and madeleines. We finished with tea and coffee – points to the restaurant for having soy milk so I could enjoy a flat white with the rest of the group.
All in, a fantastic experience and I’d definitely go back. For more information, check out their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.