Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood

4.2
170 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
We're now open, we can host tables of six from three households, and can serve alcohol.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Bo & Birdy Team

Support Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 170 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Friends
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food friendly staff and service
Will be back .

RM
RosemaryM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a absolutely amazing afternoon. Food and service was 10 out of 10 . All the staff where soso friendly and happy nothing was a bother . Would highly recommend

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Adam
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Couldn’t fault and excellent value for money.

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rozK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Service A class and lovely touch to celebrate our departed friend with a toast. All dishes were flavoursome and great value and if you get Cameron as your waiter you are in for a treat. Nice n Easy :)

CB
CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

For a 5 star hotel we were treated appallingly from start to finish. The cocktails were tiny took to long to come, we had 2 drinks in 2 hours! The food was excellent but at 5pm we were told we couldn’t have the table any longer were put to have our 3rd drink in the corridor. Then without asking the bill was thrown down to us. I was saddened we were treated so badly. I’m a young professional at a big law firm in town and I’ll be letting all my colleagues know not to go back! Shocking

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance in the restaurant is lovely and the staff are very helpful and attentive. The food was nice but for the price it was a little disappointing, I would go to the hotel again to stay or for a drink.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Booked Bo and Birdy to celebrate my 50th birthday. The hotel is beautiful and the ambiance lovely. Service was great however food was very disappointing. The tomato soup was bland and the burger tasted like a frozen burger from Iceland. Extremely disappointing.

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vipDavie
London
36 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful down to earth service
Delicious food and we had a very decent bottle of wine
Very grand location - one of the best example of a Georgian square in Glasgow

JB
JamieB
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, staff could not do enough for us, especially Cameron who went above and beyond, food was excellent also. Will definitely be back

JC
JohnC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Enthusiastic waiting staff, but let down by a dull room (compared to its look under previous ownership) and apparent absence of any management.
Menu massively overpriced eg Scottish scallops at £15 would be perfectly reasonable for 3 scallops but not for just 3 slices of a single scallop.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, all staff happy and attentive! Delicious food & cocktails. Lovely ambiance and overall appearance.

HW
HenkW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner with superb waiter staff who were very attentive

MJ
MarkJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting for a belated 50th dinner and we weren’t disappointed. The food was fabulous. But credit to the waiting staff who were extremely attentive without being annoying. We’ll definitely be back

MW
MikeW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drink and lovely staff, stunning bar and venue, maybe put a dress code in place as lots of T-shirt’s and trainers but great place

DM
DerekM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant itself is decorated beautifully and the staff were great. But the food let it down. The soup and chicken were bland. Some dishes were not substantial enough for a main meal. The food needs to be delicious to charge these prices. It was too hit and miss for me to want to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Really enjoyed the whole experience, food was fantastic and the staff went out of their way to help us.

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sassielass
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not massively impressed really for a 5* hotel. Food options aren’t that interesting and what I had (crab linguine) looked like something I would make at home. Nothing really wowed me but it was tasty enough.
Good wine list and staff very attentive and pleasant. Nice cocktails too.

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Janet
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointed in quality of food as bread was hard around the edges on sandwiches and both cocktails were spilled on arrival and no replacement offered. Afternoon tea was decent enough but appeared to be less food than previously when I have visited.

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Othman
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. This was my first time. I will be back again for sure

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was absolutely terrible. The surroundings are beautiful and the food was very good but the service really does stop me from returning to dine here. We followed the rules and waited at the host desk in the main hotel lobby just outside the restaurant for 15 minutes and were not acknowledged. I had to walk inside to try and find someone to seat us. We were then scolded for entering without being asked. I explained we had been there for sometime waiting and we had a spa appointment to make later and so did not have all evening.
Once seated it took 20 minutes for someone to take a drink order and then another 20 minutes for our food order. I had to get up out of my seat to ask to make an order as it seemed like we were invisible! Food did not take long to arrive and was lovely when it did. We sat with dirty plates and empty drinks for a long time before someone cleared our table but there was no offer of more drinks or dessert menu. I would have been understanding if the restaurant was busy but we dined at 5pm on a Monday where there were 6 staff and only 3 tables to wait. Staff were more interested in polishing glasses and scrolling an iPad than tending to guests. I expected a much higher standard given the 5 star hotel it is attached too. Basic customer service training will go a long way here.

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Drake
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed really. We went because it was included in the city's top 20 restaurants but it didn't hit the mark. The calamari was soggy, my coley fillet was well cooked but bland and the service was pleasant but they kept forgetting small things. I woultn have minded but for 3 courses, coffee and a beer came to about £50 per head. Having eaten at Crossbaskets, Cromlix, Rogano etc. for that money, the standard of the food and service wasn't anywhere near worth the price.

We complained at the time and the management reduced our bill and again were very nice indeed. However, I cannot see past the extremely poor value for money and errors from the kitchen. It may have been an off day but in other places you know the standards are held firmly. I don't think we will eat here again.

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YasBar
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fabulous. Great for dressing up and people watching. Firm favourite for a ladies lunch on a sunny day, sitting by huge windows. Evenings must be pretty special too. I'll be back

CM
CazM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had the best time , service was great and such lovely staff! Can’t wait to come back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - faultless

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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DavidH
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy but relaxed surroundings with a great menu and friendly staff.

RM
RyanM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great interior, food, and experience! Would recommend!

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Rosy
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food will defo be back soon

FI
FIONAF
Perthshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was pretty slow. My sisters arrived first and waited some time to order & receive their coffees. I arrived after them & had to ask it I could order a drink after waiting 10/15 minutes, by which time we were wanting to order food.

The restaurant was quite cold. There was a noticeable draught. Maybe this was due to Covid measures but it was still making us slightly uncomfortable.

We had to ask for the bill as nobody came over to us. Not the usual service from the Blythswood but happy to return as I'm sure it was a one off. Lets hope so anyway....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice night out for date night with partner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, rude staff

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Aroojraza
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Probably the best afternoon tea I've had. I love coming there for my afternoon tea. The gluten free options are just the best yet

SA
ScottA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, and the staff were lovely but the service was unfortunately very slow.

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Kevin
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to go back again!

SR
ScottR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited for our anniversary and the staff gave us a lovely surprise of chocolates. Such a lovely touch

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful

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lunch
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to the covid circumstances are so different from other times here. The girls that served us were just wonderful. We felt very safe and the cleanliness was amazing. We had a lovely afternoon tea so thank you so much

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person serving us Cameron was very polite

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to treat ourselves after work throughout lockdown. This was a beautiful restaurant in a stunning hotel. The staff were fantastic.

FAQs

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood is rated 4.2 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://blythswoodsquare.skchase.com/vouchers?categories=bo-birdy.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.