The Grill Room at the Square
The Grill Room at the Square

The Grill Room at the Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grillroomglasgow.com/
  • Phone: 01412255615x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:pm - 6pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:03pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 7:pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Freil
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 29 to You offers bespoke dining packages. From intimate dinners for two, to large private parties. All packages are individually tailored to meet your exact requirements.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Grill Room at the Square also houses 2 private dining facilities, accommodating parties of up to 24 guests. Both rooms have in built plasma screens, making them ideally suited for pre dinner meetings and screening of sporting events whilst dining. Also available, is our Roof Terrace Marquee which can accommodate up to 40 guests. The Marquee is a fully functional, heated and private dining facility and is great for those looking for a unique dining experience!
  • Private Party Contact: Janis Hart 0141 225 5615x
  • Entertainment: Sunday afternoons are host to our Sunday Roast menu as well as live pianist in the main restaurant from 3 - 5pm.
    The Grill Room is also part of 29 Private members club. Voted the country's most stylish venue, 29 members are treated not only to a distinctive and vibrant bar & club, but also benefit from a range of in house and hospitality events.
    For information on how to join and the benefits of becoming a member, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Royal Exchange Square is located a mere 5 minutes walk from Glasgow Central and Queen Street train stations. The area surrounding is also well serviced by taxis and is approximately 10 miles from Glasgow Airport.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The Grill Room at the Square does not offer parking facilities but is however, within a short walking distance from both the NCP car parks situated on Mitchell Street and Glassford Street.
A word from The Grill Room at the Square
The award winning Grill Room at the Square is centrally located on Royal Exchange Square. As the winner of Restaurant Magazine's 'Best Steak and Chips in the UK Award', 'Best New Chef of the Year' at the Scottish Variety Awards and a member of the Scottish Beef Club we are renowned for offering the highest quality cuisine.
Lunch is served from 12.00pm and Dinner from 6.00pm.
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The Grill Room at the Square reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (73)pre/post theatre (64)romance (51)business meals (40)fit for foodies (37)sunday lunch (36)group bookings (29)afternoon tea (22)brunch (21)outstanding value (21)good vegetarian options (8)child friendly (4)outdoor eating (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Very Disappointing
    Meldomphith
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Ordered the 'Award winning' £30 fillet medium rare with bearnaise sauce. Received an over cooked ( barely pink in the middle) 8 oz stringy steak with a pot of basically, whipped butter. Others in our party:a) also overcooked steak. Cold peppercorn sauce. b) monkfish ragout: 3 small morsels of monkfish(ok), 4 rubbery mussels, arranged around a small rice mould! And a simple onion jus- Simple, basic, cheap. ( but not cheap on the bill!) Desserts good. Service attentive. Ambient music good but too loud for conversation. ( ages: 18-21) Wouldn't return- and discussed, along with adjacent table, on leaving, WHY one would consider membership here. Left early to have coffee at nearby restaurant ( de maggios) so we could chat.
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    disabled access
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  • Fabulous food and service
    Ladylinda
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We booked the special £35 deal for 2 courses and bottle of wine for two people . Fantastic value for money. The prawn cocktail was fresh and well presented and the pork shoulder dish was delicious . Good choice of wine available at affordable prices . My husband and his friend ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection . Although there was a small problem when we got the bill , it was quickly resolved without any fuss . Great customer care skills . We will return and would recommend this restaurant .
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent food poor staff
    F123
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I arrived and were directed to the bar to await our friends we waited over 7 minutes before I eventually went into the restraunt to ask to get served this was after staff had seen us waiting . I've got to say we were on the verge of leaving as the staff were utterly miserable not welcoming at all they clearly didn't want to be there, I'm glad we did stay as the restraunt was superb and the food was absolutely fantastic our thanks to the chefs the steak was the best we have all had in a long time . Fantastic meal .
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright but not again.
    isitlunchtimeyet
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    After the unusual entrance the restaurant felt quite intimate provided you didn't look into the kitchen via the large open window - being able to see fridges and display pictures of desserts seemed at odds with the ambience of an otherwise intimate space. Some reviews mention the loaf of bread being cut on the table and it truly does go everywhere! It's just unnecessary. The food itself was fair but given the 'best chef' and 'best fillet steak' accolades on the giant cardboard menu, I was expecting more for my money. The accompanying side dishes weren't anything special and I really can't recommend the bland and soggy couscous. The desserts were enjoyable but had I known the crumble would be served cold I would have chosen otherwise. Pity.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Pre theatre dinner
    Ritaluv2dine
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We booked a table for 6 people, everything about the evening was fantastic, we will be back soon. Thank you to all the staff.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good value
    YYLemSit
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We went for the pre theatre meal and enjoyed it! The set menu and drinks are great value for money. We enjoyed the food and would urge you to try them out.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • passport
    passport
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    While the restaurant was a little quiet for a Sunday afternoon, the food and service were excellent and we had a good , relaxed meal. The restaurant is not cheap but I thought represented reasonable value.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Pre Theatre Meal
    F1957R1956
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent Service. Lovely atmosphere. I like the loaf of bread brought out as an appetiser. Our meal was delicious. I chose a Jamaican theme with chicken skewer as starter which was extremely tasty and Spicy Beef as a main. Strawberry Fool was a yummy dessert and the house red wine was delicious. Also lovely view from window in restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food not same standard as other resturant in the same category, small hair on my starter plate however was changed. Cutting bread at the table rather messy as we only had a small table and crumbs all over the place, better sliced and placed in bread basket rather than the waiter having to cut and leaving a mess. Could not see the diffrence between al cart and pre theatre other than the price.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Amazing meal in a lovely place!
    LuvFood
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Food, wine and service was great. Had a great night!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    SamZ
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I have been several times now and have always had a fantastic experience....
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 29
    Discodollie17
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Great food. Staff very friendly. Happily dine there on my own
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT!
    PapaT
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Lovely, bright and welcoming. Tables well set out not intrusive. Staff and service first class. Food heaven, lots of variety on menu. Moved into lounge for coffee where there was such a lovely homely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • haggis2
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Pre theatre dinner was excellent and great value for money. The waiting service couldn't have been better
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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  • Excellent
    Willreturn96
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Great service Attentive staff Friendly and welcoming Great varied menu Fab presentation Nice little extra touches. Tablet and shortcake with confess Not at all rushed Great piano music in lounge
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Fantastic
    Angela
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We decided to book a table for the Grill room to check out the food, since we have booked to be married there next year 6/6/15. the atmosphere and attention to details was amazing, it was very classy and very romantic. The service was excellent, with the bread of the day being brough to you, delicious! We stayed and had the pre-theatre, which both had the chicken lier parfait, which was to die for. Then I had the drunken chicken and my husband to be the sausgaes and champ with black pudding, also amazing! Glass of house red merlot and an espresso for afters what a treat. Thank you as know we cannot wait to have our big day there now!
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Grill
    Girls4lunch
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Delicious food in beautiful surroundings with a lovely atmosphere. Staff were friendly & efficient & the white chocolate Creme brûlée is amazing! Would definitely return for a meal in future!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    yvon78
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We ate here for our first anniversary. We ate early on a Saturday night as non-members are not allowed in after 7pm. This meant we could order from the pre-theatre menu as well as the al a carte. The bread we got served and carved at the table was delicious. I ordered the burger as i hadnt heard what our waiter had said about the fish of the day as he had a strong french accent. When i heard another waiter explain it to another table i asked to change my order which was done was no problem whatsoever. The starters were tasty. My main course sea bream with thai flavoured risotto was delicious and my husband said his steak was cooked the way he wanted and very tasty. The only disappointment was his tasteless peppercorn sauce. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Lunch
    Curlypow
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were informed 24 hours prior to arriving that our graduation menu would be changing. Pleased with the response from 29 when we objected but don't be changing graduation menus in the middle of graduation week please! Our server was charming and attentive as was the rest of the staff. The atmosphere was pleasant. Good value menu. The food was fine - nothing wrong with it but nothing that made us say "yum" or get excited either.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was excellant
    cash
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My wife and I live in Monifieth and when visiting Glasgow we always go to the Grill Room because of the excellant food and service.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Never let's me down!
    FineDiner
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Highly recommended! The food was sensational, and extremely good value for money! Loved the atmosphere, very relaxed for a Sunday afternoon :)
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Lunch
    Onyirtodd
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    We opted for the June offer of £29 for 2 courses and a glass of wine, and were not disappointed. Food was first class, service was attentive and friendly, without being intrusive. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Littlenell
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    Excellent value, in a lovely setting. Great food.and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Food not as good as we have had on past visits - slightly disappointed in the quality of the fish and tough chicken.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening and lovely food
    Janfran
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal at 29. The food was perfect, the wee loaf of bread at the start is delightful. Portions are very generous. There were a few large parties in on the same evening so we had quite a wait between courses. Apart from that the service was perfect. (perhaps the reception at the front desk could be a little warmer)
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Sunday Lunch
    MrsB
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Myself and my husband visited this restaurant on 8 June 2014. We took advantage of the two meals for £29. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was also great. We both enjoyed the girl singing and playing the piano.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JanettheGannet
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As always the food, service and ambience were all of a very high quality. I have never been let down by the grill room yet and look forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, poor everything else
    glasgowgenie
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    This was my 5th visit to the restaurant and probably the last. It was to celebrate a birthday and I requested a window table or booth table, unfortunately we managed to get the worst table in the restaurant. This I can understand. The restaurant is famous ( apparently) for its steaks and I ordered the Rib eye bone in medium rare. It arrived with no bone! and medium to well done. The majority of the time was spent removing the fat from it, leaving little actual meat. The staff are always excellent, unfortunately I can think of far better ways to spend £100 on a meal with a value of £25. Sorry, but there are far better places out there.
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  • Luxurious dining experience
    Fruitbop
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    We were recommend the Grill House by a friend and we were not disappointed. We ordered a la carte , New York strip sirloin and bone in rib eye , both were cooked to perfection, chunky chips, seasonal veg , all well presented. Our prosecco was kept topped up , staff very attentive and knowledgable. We will return on our next visit to Glasgow.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was okay but lamb chewy and gravy in steak pie too rich. Service was good but a bit slow, we sat a long time with dirty plates in front of us even though the restaurant was quiet. Lovely setting though so I would give it another go.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in the UK!
    curryexpert
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I have eaten all over the world and this restaurant has the best fillet and Kobe I have ever tasted, the fresh baked bread is far to good you have to watch you don't fill yourself with bread and leave no space for sweet. So looking forward to my next visit.
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    brunch, business meals, special occasions
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  • McCannclan
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Absolutely the best steaks in Glasgow, we love it here
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Dissapointed with last visit
    Deedee
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    My partner, my son and myself visited the grill on Easter Sunday. I was pretty disappointment with my main meal which was chicken, that was dry and plain. The poor selection of both deserts and main meals were also a let down. I have visited the grill on many occasions and always enjoyed it, until this particular day.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak bad service
    Oonagh92
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    The restaurant interior is stunning. The fillet steak was phenomenal although when ordering two portions of chunky chips we received one bowl of around 12 chips. Our waiter was slow, rude and at points made us feel uncomfortable. He had a French accent and there was a communication barrier although the service around us seemed smooth enough. I went with my boyfriend for our 1 year anniversary and overall we would definitely recommend in fact I'm thinking of booking up for my upcoming birthday.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • I love it here
    TheAuctioneer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have dined at the grill room in 29 so many times and have never had a meal that has disappointed. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and even though the place was 'heaving', and my wife was 45 mins late (Usual!), the food order was taken promptly and, importantly, delivered very quickly. We had a set two course that was extremely good value, it was my own fault that the overall bill came to £200, we didn't want to leave so stayed until the early hours sipping cocktails in the bar.....I'll be back as soon as I've saved up again!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • fabulous
    jeanie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The service was very good and they dealt with my gluten free option without any hassle. We went for lunch and the lunch menu had a good choice of food for all tastes. What a lovely afternoon. :)
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Best Fillet Steak
    Oystercatcher
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Had a lovely meal and It was the best fillet steak I've had for a while, we also asked to try the oysters and they were very nice, everything was well presented.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    heathenchemist
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Went for mother's day. Was amazing in every aspect
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Had a lovely meal for my birthday,.
    tastytreats
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Had a lovely meal for my birthday,. attentive staff great service and food. highly recommended
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • great time
    pumpengineers
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    The food and ambiance was fantastic. Service was great. Joanah did an outstanding job and went above and beyond. thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.