Apr 4 2012 By Ben Spencer
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Address: 23 St Vincent Place Tel: 0141 248 5636 Web: www.urbanbrasserie.co.uk
EATING in the Urban Brasserie is a little like stepping into another time period – filled with the glamour and good service of a bygone age.
There’s an old school feel, in the best possible way. As you enter, a grand piano sits in the corner surrounded by wooden furnishings and art-deco touches.
The service matches up to this timeless feel, being helpful, friendly and professional.
My friend and I visited early on a Sunday evening to try the new high tea menu (£11.95), which is available from Sundays to Thursdays from afternoon to early evening.
To start with, we were brought a delicious basket of fresh herb bread, laced with sage.
We both opted for a glass of prosecco (£3.95) to sip on while making our choices.
I’m a sucker for “posh” fish’n’chips and decided to try the beer-battered haddock with crushed minted peas and chips.
The chips came in a separate bowl and were a perfect pairing with the fresh-tasting mint in
My friend gave the thumbs up to steak and mushroom pie with buttered mashed potato.
This had whole mushrooms and a deep sauce, with my pal’s only reservation being the slightly large quantity of mash.
We shared a bottle of French Cabernet Sauvignon (£17.95) which had pleasant spicy notes.
For dessert, I had crème brulee with a delicious toffee tasting surface and fruit inside.
My friend was also impressed with his honeycomb ice-cream with crushed meringue and chocolate sauce.
The high tea comes with a complimentary tea or freshly brewed filter coffee.
Our coffee was excellent and came with some creamy pieces of tablet.
If you fancy a touch of sophistication at a bargain price, then it’s high time you check out the Urban Brasserie’s high tea.