Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood

3.5
18 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scottish
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Welcome to Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood, we look forward to serving you.

Please be aware of Bo and Birdy’s cancellation policy:

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please let us know as soon as possible.

Reservations for all tables of 8 or more and smaller tables at certain peak periods may require credit card details in order to book. These bookings must be changed or cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the reservation time, otherwise a £10 per person cancellation fee may be applied.

Special Offers

Any large plate and a side with a drink: £20

Pre-theatre offer: Any large plate and a side with a 125ml glass of wine or bottled beer £20. Diners can choose from the bar food menu and must be seated in the bar dining area.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 14 June 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 17:30-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:30PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 12:30PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:30PM

What 18 People Are Saying
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H
Glasgow
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The place looks lovely and the food is nice (best large sirloin ever) but the menu is not very original and the service is very haphazard. Everything seemed ill-timed.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Helkis, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We appreciate your kind words about overall ambiance, design and food'. However we are saddened to hear your comments about our menu and service. We are usually known for our attentive and friendly staff!We are truly sorry you felt differently and therefore like to apologize. We hope you will be giving us another chance and returning to our restaurant in the future. Best Wishes Karolina Glowacka Food and Beverage Reservations Coordinator

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s
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food in beautiful surroundings. Drinks a bit slow. Husband ordered a beer and they brought a cocktail instead; not a problem, mistakes happen, and the manager who brought it was apologetic, but had to wait 10 minutes and ask again before we got the beer. The cocktail was on our bill also. Hopefully just customer service teething problems.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Starn Thank you for sharing your feedback, both positive and constructive. I apologize that we did not exceed the real standard of customer service, however I am glad that this been solved on the day. I am very happy that the food, ambiance and value did not let you down and we are all looking forward to welcome you again, hopefully with no further issues. Best Wishes Karolina Glowacka Food and Beverage Reservations Coordinator

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M
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Choice limited. Dishes overpriced. Have had better burgers that cost far less. Charging that much for bread and butter, and calling it a starter was not amusing

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Michael, Thank you for taking time to leave the review. I am delighted that you provided 4 star rating for our team, however I am disappointed that food & value for money did let you down. Our prices, are highly competitive, considering its home-made, fresh food. Our restaurant is known from locally sourced products and play important role in supporting local businesses. We hope to see you back in the future. Best Wishes Karolina Glowacka Food and Beverage Reservations Coordinator

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Having recently experienced the new restaurant for a client lunch earlier this week we have felt it necessary to leave this feedback. This is meant to be constructive and hope that you take it as such. The decor and ambience of the restaurant is superb. This is exactly how we would expect the venue to be and the recent refurbishment is perfect. However, turning to the food, it is not a good sign when ordering your meal that the waiting staff advise that you will need a side dish. If this is the case, then that should indicate that the portion size of the meal is inadequate. The service is also sadly lacking. It should not take almost two hours to have a main course and coffee. The restaurant is ideally situated for the business lunch market for client entertaining, however, the lack of speed of service, staggered delivery coffees ie party of four, two receive their coffee, the further two coffees delivered to the table c. 10 mins later, is simply not acceptable. We would dearly love to use the restaurant more often for client entertaining, but the lack of attention to speed of service is letting you down.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Lisa We’re really pleased you agree Bo&Birdy is superb and that the restaurant met and succeeded your expectations. We always try to create a warm welcome for our customers so we’re really grateful for your feedback. We’re sorry your experience with the service didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Warm Regards Karolina Glowacka Food and Beverage Reservations Coordinator

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DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service in a modern restaurant inside the historic building of the hotel.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 6 days ago

Dear DeniseM, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review of Bo and Birdy. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our wonderful new menu, and received excellent service. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Fiona Donaghy Food and Beverage Reservations Manager

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GF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Really disappointed. The hotel has had some changes made which don't compliment the character of the building. We had to wait when we arrived to be greeted, 2 couples were in front of us so a poor start. Restaurant wasn't busy, took an age to ask us if we wanted to order drinks, then didn't bring the drinks for a long time, waiter rather than bringing us our drinks was looking to take our food order. Starters were very average (lamb and goats cheese, although the scallop cerviche was the better of the 2). My main meal a steak cooked medium rare was burnt on the surface and probably more towards rare than medium rare. The meat was poorly seasoned and poorly cooked in my opinion. My partners pork was decidedly average. I think they've really missed the mark with the refurbishment, trying to be quirky and cool which again doesn't compliment the grandeur of the building. Ambience is poor as the sound system hasn't taken into consideration the acoustics of the room, so the sound is very unnatural. Music choice was also terrible. Really disappointed as we previously loved eating at the Blythswood. Service disappointing especially given how quiet the restaurant was.

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MC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the staff were very accommodating.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 6 days ago

Dear MargaretC, Thank you for your wonderful 4 star review of Bo and Birdy. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Fiona Donaghy Food and Beverage Reservations Manager

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful interior, classy environment. We had a starter and a main each and shared one dessert. All were presented beautifully and all tasted exceptional apart from the scallop ceviche which was not liked. I would say that the menu was pricey for lunch but there again taking in the whole experience it was to be expected. On a minus, I didn’t like the 10% service charge added to the bill.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded 6 days ago

Dear PollyMHH, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review of Bo and Birdy. I am glad to read that you enjoyed our new menu and lovely new interior. The 10% service charge is at your discretion, next time let our team know and we will be happy to remove it. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Fiona Donaghy Food and Beverage Reservations Manager

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L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and I was very much impressed. The fillet steak was the best I’ve had. Great atmosphere and staff

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded on 11 June 2019

Dear Lexy, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Bo and Birdy, in particular our delicious steak. Your feedback is very much appreciated, and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our team here at Kimpton Blythswood. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bo and Birdy in the near future. Kindest Regards, Fiona Donaghy Food and Beverage Reservations Manager

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v
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pork pie starter delicious. Steak described as 6oz sirloin was a small very thin minute steak and very over over salted. The restaurant manager did remove £26 charge from our bill. Disappointing. Our second bottle of wine was had a heavy sediment deposit, again a reduction in price was given. Staff didn't appear to be fully trained yet, no clean glasses for new wine, no plates for cheese until asked for. Hopefully will improve with time and more training.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Teething problems
Table not ready when we arrived - early table so shouldn’t have been the case
Menu was wrong.
Staff not knowledgable about menu - some - not all. Queries about food unanswerable
Service haphazard - had to ask for cutlery , water etc
Beautiful refurbishment though. Hopefully service issues will be resolved

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have provided feedback to the restaurant, however not replied yet! room for lots of improvement but hopefully this is down to being new?!?! Lots of better places to spend money on lunch in Glasgow

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was shocking , our waiter didn’t ask if we would like a drink we had to ask him if we could order , my glass of champagne arrived in a warm glass . The food arrived on wooden boards ..... why ?? One dish was the macaroni which very nearly landed on my lap as it slipped on the piece of paper on the aforementioned wooden board a nonsense . The macaroni was dry and I don’t believe it had any cheese as the flavour was so bland . Love the new decor especially the bar but sadly it a case of style over substance .

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MB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

This is a lovely new addition to the Blythswood Square. Food was good and staff were lovely. Unfortunately some of the customers let the side down. The table next to us had a dog at the table. They were asked to remove the dog by staff but merely put it under the table. on the other side the Customer thought it was ok to add her own tuna (from a tin) onto her Salad leaving a strong lingering smell. Unfair to criticise the restaurant for this but did spoil our afternoon.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood
Responded on 11 June 2019

Dear MartinB, Thank you for your review, and for providing feedback from your recent visit to Bo & Birdy. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and found the team to be lovely. Here at Bo and Birdy, we do not allow dogs into the dining room, nor do we allow guests to bring their own food. I will certainly pass your comments to our management team who will investigate why this occurred during your visit. Kindest Regards, Fiona Donaghy Food and Beverage Reservations Manager

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PA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed to be honest after the rave reviews. The trout was lovely but for the cost plate was minimal. The macaroni and cheese with brisket had a small pool of oil as the brisket had not sat long enough. Cocktails were good as was the service.

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LS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The decor was lovely, the service wasn’t what we expected in terms of getting drinks before our food. The food was lovely, 21 for the fish is a bit steep with no sides and the menu could be slightly bigger. Overall it was good but could have been a bit better!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and environment! The service needs to be improved a bit as we waited quite a while for our food to be served. Cocktails menu needs an upgrade too! Limited variety offered at the moment

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CP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Place is great, food was fine.
Service was very gd.
You can tell it has only opened, we bit chaotic.

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