Urban Menu Relaunch Event

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to Urban's media and blogger event to showcase their new menu. I had never been here before even though it's right in the city centre - it's at 23-25 St. Vincent Place, in between George Square and Buchanan St - but I was very impressed with it!

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow

Urban is beautifully decorated and has a really sophisticated feel to it. The architecture both inside and out is stunning and the whole restaurant has a very luxurious feel. There were candles everywhere which created a lovely atmosphere, as well as keeping it nice and warm, which was much needed on a freezing, windy night in Glasgow! I think it would be the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow

There was quite a large selection of food to try, but as I'm a bit of fussy eater, I didn't brave most of it! There was a lot of fish, which I'm not a fan of but I did try the fish goujons which were very nice. I also had the chips and the mini cheeseburger (so sophisticated on my part ha!). Both of these were nice but I wouldn't say they blew me away or anything. These were just tasters though, and if I was there for a proper meal I'd definitely find something nice on the menu to enjoy. I would have liked to have been able to try more things but like I said, I'm a fussy eater so that's my fault, not Urban's!

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow

I had the lemon posset with thyme shortbread (pictured above left) for dessert and it was lovely - probably my favourite thing that I tried. It was so creamy and tangy, and the little shot glass it came in was the perfect size for me as it was very rich so I couldn't have eaten a lot. The traditional shortbread was wonderful and went really well with the posset. Adam had the banana ice cream with crushed meringue which he really enjoyed. I hate bananas so didn't try it myself!

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow cocktails

The drinks were great too - I was given a lovely glass of Prosecco on arrival, and even though I'm not much of a wine/champagne drinker, I really enjoyed this! I don't like Cosmopolitans either but I thought I should try one of Urban's anyway (all in the name of a review of course!) and I actually quite liked it! I wouldn't drink one often but Urban's was definitely better than any other Cosmos I've had. I tried their lime Daiquiri too, which was very tangy and wouldn't be for everyone but I love lime flavoured things so this was right up my street!

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow champagne

There was a three-piece swing band which really added to the atmosphere and made everything feel even more sophisticated. The staff were fantastic - ready to help everyone and they managed to keep the food and drinks flowing for over 200 people all night. They were all very friendly too, and I can imagine that if you went here for a sit-down meal you'd receive excellent service.

Urban Bar and Brasserie Glasgow Shannon Darko

The event itself was so well put-together by the team at DADA, and it was nice to meet Tracy who was so lovely and welcoming to all the guests. I'd like to thank them again for the invite and hope to see them at the next one! Thank you of course to all the staff at Urban for the excellent service, great food and an introduction to a beautiful restaurant. I'll definitely be visiting again for a special occasion as I can trust Urban to make it extra special!

Have you visited Urban? If not, do you think you will in the future?


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