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Champagne Central, Glasgow,

Champagne Central

4.1
4.1
885 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
Pull up a seat and step back in time. Our Champagne bar overlooks Central Station and evokes the golden age of travel, with a sash of style and lashings of charm.

For those feeling peckish, food is fine, flavoursome, and focuses on small plates and sharing boards. Afternoon tea has a special place on the menu and is – of course – best taken with a glass of Champagne. Breakfast is also served in Champagne Central, for residents and non-residents alike.

Awarded the Best Hotel Bar in Glasgow at the 2019 Best Bar None awards.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, British, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    0141 240 3738
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF, situated at Glasgow Central Station with a main entrance at Gordon street and another entrance through the station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    *Please note, this is our Full Price Afternoon Tea* Served 12 noon to 4pm a selection of sandwiches traditional and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve selection of sweet treats and a choice of tea or coffee.
  • Prosecco Afternoon Tea

    £41.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    *Please note this is our Full Price Prosecco Afternoon Tea* Ruggeri Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG Prosecco Afternoon Tea. With a glass of Ruggeri Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG PER GUEST. Served 12 noon to 4pm a selection of sandwiches traditional and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve selection of sweet treats and a choice of tea or coffee.
  • Pink Bellini Afternoon Tea

    £45.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    *Please note this is our Full Price Bellini Afternoon Tea* Pink Bellini Cocktail Afternoon Tea. With a glass of our signature Pink Bellini cocktail PER GUEST. Served 12 noon to 4pm a selection of sandwiches traditional and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve selection of sweet treats and a choice of tea or coffee.

What 885 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow

    Great for brunch

885 Reviews
  1. Birthdaygirl

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    No contact made to advise seating limited due to function. 2x 70 year olds had to sit on high bar seats!!? Could have returned.. in an hour.. no guarantee! Another time.. travelled from Ayrshire.. not tempting! Dietary needs were advised on booking.. not accounted for.. had cheese and ham sandwiches made up. Prosecco asked for didn’t appear! Poor show

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  2. Lori

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, service was absolutely fine. Atmosphere was great and good to see so many people out on a Sunday ❤️

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  3. jenniferC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed have been to Afternoon tea here before and it has been brilliant, this time we had to ask THREE times for the tea and or bellini....Very disappointed 😞

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  4. ScottM

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Woeful - tables cluttered with dirty glasses, not as if it was busy, this time we managed to get in without wading through throngs of people. Sat down, ordered 4 basic non complex drinks (2 pints, 1 cola & 1 gin/tonic) and waited, waited & waited - 20m later we got up & walked out, absolutely abysmal establishment, don’t waste your time or money coming here, it’s living of it location and that’s all.

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  5. AlyC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited nearly half an hour for a drink order to be taken. Then had to ask for coffee with our afternoon tea. Two flat finger sandwiches and a shot glass of prawns each. The scones were nice though but service was really poor. Not worth it on this occasion. Hope this was just a bad day for them…

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  6. NicolaG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Would not recommend this at all. Waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged then a further 15 minutes before getting a drink. Complained twice and manager couldn’t care less, was a terrible experience and ruined a birthday treat. Would never go back and have happily shared this on social media. Don’t waste your money.

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  7. JOYCEG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    reasonable quality of fodd but the sandwiches were extremel small

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  8. GeorginaC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea, only negative was restaurant was exceptionally warm.

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  9. JacquelineW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was terrible. Afternoon tea quite poor

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  10. PaulineF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Afternoon tea in itself was lovely, but was let down by poor service. We were seated for 15 minutes before anyone even came to organise our Bellini cocktail. It was then a further 10 minutes before it appeared. Very slow in bringing out the afternoon tea, and when they did I then had to hunt down a waiter to take our tea/coffee orders. The girl who mainly ended up serving us was lovely, but she seemed to be the only one actively attending to customers. One wsiter, who was heavy with long dyed redarkish red hair and dresses all in black, made it her mission to ignore all attempts by customers to get her attention. She just floated about trying to appear busy, but doing as little as possible, it was such a shame, as the good and atmosphere were lovely, but not sure if I’d go back due to the service.

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  11. Scilla

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was appalling. We waited over 30 minutes for our order. Our waiter had an attitude which we didn’t like but then he seemed to realise he was being very off hand and gave us some free nuts 😳 We used to love this place pre Covid but we won’t be back. Disappointing.

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  12. Robert

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar area was very busy/congested. Understand that it is a popular venue - but as a resident - just wanted to have a quiet refreshment. Service was very slow.

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  13. Liza08

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous afternoon tea at Grand Central Champagne Bar. We were celebrating my birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it extra special. The place has a great buzz about it which is lovely. The food was really fresh and delicious. The attention to detail was excellent. We always enjoy ourselves there and can't wait to return. Thanks again to the staff.

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  14. LizH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea. Delicious food. Good service on the whole.

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  15. BarbaraA

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable experience. Interesting variety of savoriest, scones and cakes, both vegetarian and non veg. Only slight issue was that the brioche bun was dry. Room was rather cool in temperature. Otherwise very good.

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  16. RosinaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great day for afternoon tea was a birthday present, service was good, food too & got a box to bring the cakes home

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  17. Joni

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu choice very poor and overpriced. Service really not good.

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  18. Bonnie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience. Would love to do it again!

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  19. ElizabethO

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea. Very good selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat for 20 minutes before anyone approached us and it wasn’t busy and lots of staff about. We also seen 2 ladies get up and leave. Food and location was great just the service wasn’t the best

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  21. Chocs

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked using 5pm Voucher, despite dietary requirements given to 3 separate people, incorrect order served 3 times. Quality of food was appalling, 2 small sandwiches with one slice of tomato and cucumber being the offering for pescatarian! Despite being a voucher, a higher quality of service and food was expected from Champagne Central. Would not return or recommend.

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  22. Ren1

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Hotel was pre advised that I would require gluten & dairy free afternoon tea. Very, very disappointed in what was offered. The quality was far from acceptable in fact, inedible. Have contacted the manager by email & now awaiting a reply.

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  23. AmbH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    When booking, I confirmed that I don’t eat egg mayonnaise sandwiches. On arrival, I informed the waitress again that I don’t eat egg mayonnaise and this was repeated for a third time when another waitress asked about allergies. When the cakes/sandwiches stands were brought to the table the waitress confirmed that the stand in front of me had no mayonnaise. However, disappointingly, two of the four sandwiches on the plate were egg mayonnaise sandwiches. This was incredibly disappointing given the number of times I had stated that I can’t eat this filling. The other sandwiches also contained mayonnaise with a cheese filling and the bread was stale (which is another issue!) We had three children with us and I was told the kids would have their own afternoon tea selection. The adults’ afternoon teas arrived first and there was no sign of anything being brought out for the kids. I asked another waitress about their afternoon tea when it didn’t arrive and was told that in fact they don’t offer a kids’ afternoon tea (which contradicted what the first waitress had told me). She offered to ask the chefs to make up a selection of sandwiches and at this point the kids were getting restless and fed up so I said that would be fine. We had already waited over an hour by this point with no food for the kids. The adults had finished their afternoon tea and there was still no sign of any food coming out for the kids. My mother asked the waitress how long it would be and was told that the kitchen was busy but the chef was working on it. This was unacceptable given the length of time we had waited and something as simple as a plain cheese/ham sandwich for a child doesn’t take long to make. One small plate of sandwiches (4 triangles) was eventually brought out for the 3 kids to share just as we were getting ready to leave. I told the waiter about these issues just as we were about to leave and although he apologised he seemed disinterested and simply said that it was “chaotic”.

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  24. Vic200

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely visit to grand central. Love going to this hotel so much history.

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  25. Mangetout

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Average afternoon tea experience. A bit disappointing on the sandwich front. Scones and cakes good. We weren't offered any more tea or coffee. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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  26. AshleyT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Baby change facilities locked staff unhelpful and baby ended up being changed on a hard surface in ladies toilet. Was told no room to add a chair to our table despite explaining the other person wouldnt be eating, there were plenty spare seating when we arrived for the full time slot. 3 tiny sandwiches each was all we got the rest was all cakes. Poor experience.

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  27. AngelM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Location was stunning however the quality of the afternoon tea wasn't as good as previous. Scones were stale as if they had been left from the day before. Service was very poor with drinks coming late into our slot and having to ask for plates to eat our food. Tartlet also tasted stale. overall very disappointed compared to previous visits.

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  28. Karen

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service for drinks was very slow. We never received the teas we asked for and had to prompt a while after our food had arrived. We then had to prompt again for cocktails. It appeared to be an issues across tables. We did get offered a refill for teas and this was prompt. We did not have the food explained to us but other tables did. Lovely setting and food. Good value with voucher. Would return with a voucher but due to service would be cautious of recommending.

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  29. Karen

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service with a smile - food was delicious and drinks delivered promptly.

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  30. TerriM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely disgusted in the service and food received. On arrival we were seated and then left for over 30 minutes before having to approach staff and ask if we could order a drink and discuss our options. Staff didn’t even apologise for the wait. Served the first plates of food and all the sandwiches were stale and brick hard! Also only received one of the prawn dishes. Asked to send back for fresh food, came back with another tray of food and it wasn’t much better! As we had booked champagne afternoon tea, no offer of drink was asked until again we had to ask for it. Horrified at such incompetence, congruence and lack of any customer service ruined the birthday celebrations and will certainly not be back!

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  31. MaryL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointing. Not enough filling in the sandwiches. 2 large scones per person is far too much, would be better withe one scone and another savory ite.

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  32. Garlouama

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really good experience by coming here. The decor is beautiful and the foodcwss simply lively with a delicious bellini

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  33. DaiseyDay

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Afternoon tea was delicious, the staff were very nice, however I was a little disappointed the pink cups and saucers were very thick, I was expecting a finer cup maybe a fine bone china. Also the restaurant was cold. however it was an extremely cold day. All in all it was a lovely experience.

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  34. ElinaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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  35. Fifi

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, sufficient food but 2 scones with jam and 3 cakes each is far too much sweet stuff, whereas the savoury of only 2 very small finger sandwiches a small brioche and the tiniest of prawn cocktail or hummus ( 2 teaspoons and it was gone) not nearly enough savoury. Food tasty (especially the white chocolate tart and chicken brioche) but why don't orgs who do afternoon tea not offer a savoury option tea. Mini quiche, sausage roll, mini samosa, haggis bon bon, wraps, cheese scones etc could be possibilities. For the price charged, salmon, beef, ham etc could be used as sandwich fillings as well as the cheese, egg and chicken given, but I guess cheese, egg and chicken are cheaper for them to produce. Relaxing atmosphere even although it was busy. Staff helpful, kind and friendly and service good. Refills of tea and coffee given when we asked. This was given as a gift voucher to us. I would recommend for those who have a sweet tooth but wouldn't myself return for the same choice of afternoon tea.

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  36. SamP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice serving staff but seemed to lack management and resources, all looked very stressed. Didn’t even have any teapots for our tea, though they apologised and topped up our cups whenever we needed. Third year in a row we have been served my Mirin and she is a star. Always remembers my mum and got us some Prosecco for mums 80th birthday. Afternoon tea quality gone downhill, cakes all very sticky and samey. Wouldn’t come without a special deal like wowcher but it’s a lovely setting in general.

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  37. Vicky

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was in for cocktails on a saturday night and booked through open table though upon arriving there was noone taking reservations. We found a table with dirty glasses and cleared them ourselves. There were only 2 bar tenders on so service for cocktails was a bit slow but the cocktails themselves were great. I did expect a bit more from a champagne lounge.

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  38. GaryS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely service The best hotel bar I have been in

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Value for money was not good. Service, at times, no one in the room.

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  40. EllenM

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a disappointing second visit to this venue. After passing on details regarding choices of food this was not passed on and after asking for a change got poor choices. The rest of the cakes sweet treats were nice but left feeling let down on this occasion.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Champagne Central is rated 4.1 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Champagne Central

Champagne Central, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

Additional information

  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, British, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF, situated at Glasgow Central Station with a main entrance at Gordon street and another entrance through the station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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