The Grill Room at the Square

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Steakhouse
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.

Special Offers

Lunch: 2 courses £14.50 or 3 courses £18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 27 December 2019

Ends: 30 June 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-16:45

Sunday Roast: 2 courses £14.50 or 3 courses £18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 29 December 2019

Ends: 30 June 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:45

Two eat for £39 bottle of wine to share

Two courses for two people with bottle of wine to share.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 27 December 2019

Ends: 30 June 2020

Availability: Fri 12:00-19:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

Two eat for £29 with 500ml carafe of wine to share

Two courses for two people with bottle of wine to share.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 29 December 2019

Ends: 30 June 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00
Tue-Thu 12:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1281 People Are Saying
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Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the food & service was excellent. Can’t fault anything which is why we always come here for a meal while we are in Glasgow

BL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from attentive staff. Will certainly return. Thank you

KG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch service great staff very good and attentive ..The lunch was very good value and would definitely go back

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was my 3rd visit to The Grill Room using a voucher each time. The food was good but I felt the menu this time was poor with limited choice. With 3 out of 4 starters being a vegetable choice and the 4th being fish at a supplement. One more meat option on both starters and main would have better suited.

CM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & service top class. Will definitely be back & would recommend a visit 🍽

AM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given this as a Christmas gift and couldn’t fault it. The food was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our night!

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu was not the best as a set meal but in the past really good. Food was good and always a pleasure to eat here.

SB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday celebrations, service good & food lovely. Itson deal so limited menu but overall lovely

SS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was great, lovely surroundings. Food was ok, vegetable casserole tasted like vegetable soup. Had to get something to eat after we left, shouldn’t have too after 2 courses. I felt more full after the afternoon tea & enjoyed it more than this deal. Won’t be back

RB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and the service was great

KB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellant meal as usual only complaint music was too loud dificult tohave a conversation,background music would have been more acceptable,

OT
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were absolutely lovely and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. A delicious meal that was good value for money. The homemade bread is amazing, make sure you order!!!!

DW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been in a few years but it’s back to its previous standard

E
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal in lovely surroundings. Good service too.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all had the lunch menu and it was lovely. The only thing was the noise. We have been here before on a week day but as it was Saturday it was quite noisy. We struggled to have a conversation. All in all it was good and would recommend.

DC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was gorgeous and varied, service was very attentive with out being rushed and polite, restaurant is very high end with lovely atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only comment we were asked what menu we wanted when we were being taken to our seats and had requested to view all the menus available. However we were only shown the Al A Carte menu

LG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

On the basis of my last visit - no, wouldn't recommend. As a previous member of 29 the Grill Room was always a favourite booking. However, service was very poor. Had to request water for table. Had to request empty glasses be removed. No offer of complimentary bread as is customary. An hour's wait in between courses (last weekend of January so restaurant was quiet, no excuse). Thankfully we were dining from the 2 for £29 deal otherwise would have complained. Noise level of jazz music was far too loud - couldn't hear conversation across our 'wonky' table - glasses sliding towards one side. Fish of the day not as described - 'run out of haddock'?? Overall, very disappointed in visit.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Dreadful service. Asked for a wine list, waiter brought it, but nobody ever came back to see if we wanted wine. Finished meal, asked how it was, said not good. No follow up question, just a shrug. Well done, guys, not even worth making a complaint - just never going back.

HK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great only downside was choice of deserts and one Xhosa you profiteroles lacking in sauce

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful from food to serviceeverything was lovely

JL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal there. Always a pleasant experience.
Our waiter, from NI was an exemplar in customer service.
My only grouch was the wine list could have been presented a little earlier.
Great staff overall.

CG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, can’t wait to go back. Hopefully soon!!

K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,very friendly and helpful staff and the meal was first class.10 out of 10.

DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, great value as we had the “ offer “ menu very pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was lovely service excellent & ambiance just right . Would definitely recommend this establishment

SD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow, however it was busy so could understand that, however, purchased a bottle of wine that was awful and clearly off, no offer of a replacement or refund, poor customer service overall and left not wanting to go back and wouldn’t recommend.

MM
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoy our visits to The Grill Room - the food and service is always very good. Unfortunately on this visit, it was really noisy and difficult to hear the waiting staff.

The overall venue I feel is getting a bit tired with ripped seats and broken springs in the booth we had but did not take away the good afternoon we had.

JM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited The Grill Room on Friday 17th January with my partner. I had purchased an itison voucher where I paid £25 for two steaks & chips, & 2 glasses of wine. We each got starters and paid the extra, we got pate and prawn cocktail. Both were great! The staff could not have been any nicer, & it wasn’t a problem to swap a glass of wine for another alcoholic drink. The waiting time was just right, and the staff were very observant. The appearance of the place was 10/10, and the manner of all staff I could not fault at all. The steaks were absolutely outstanding, and my partner said it was the best steak he’d ever had!! We will definitely be back, voucher or no voucher as it was outstanding.

BL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I were here using an itison voucher for 2 steak and chips and a glass of wine each. Staff very friendly and attentive. We chose to upgrade our house wine to a bottle of my favourite rose for a small extra fee. We shared chicken liver parfait and fresh bread and butter which was delicious. Our fillet steaks cooked medium were both perfect and delicious. We will definitely return here again.

JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Started with the soup and the warm loaf of bread then had The best steak I’ve had in years absolutely tremendous. Well done. Be back soon. 👌

MA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We sat half an hour before drink order was taken, then waited 15min for it to arrive. The wrong order was brought to table when food eventually came. We eat here often and it’s the first time we’ve had a problem which is why I didn’t complain

AF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was amazing and I will definitely return.

SC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Attentive staff not overbearing. Food was great. Would go again.

t
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Difficult to locate but once inside it was a great restaurant .The service was very good . We had the special offer menu and the food was excellt

K
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our dining experience at the Grill Room at the Square was really disappointing. We dined at lunch time using an itison voucher (given as a gift) and were first surprised to learn that, despite being a 'grill house', the steak comes with a £12 supplement (!). Whilst I can understand the need for a supplement, £12 is frankly ridiculous when the market menu is already £29 for two. The salmon starter, a bit of off-cuts of salmon with some salad, also comes with a £4 supplement. The burgers ordered for the main were chewy and definitely not of the quality befitting a grill house. The decor in the restaurant is dated and the service was extremely slow despite only a few diners. Overall this restaurant is mediocre and much better is to found at other eateries in the city.

AB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Steaks were great! Had table for 2 at window looking out on to square. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Will visit again.

AB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Steak not to our order but problem sorted with minimum fuss and quickly. Looking forward to next visit

HM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, ambiance was great. Service was excellent

EC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to The Grill Room, I had a booking problem before our arrival and they sorted it out in minutes, very impressed. The food was just beautiful and the choice was impressive, the staff were very friendly attentive but not overly so. I eat out a lot and The Grill Room is still on top of it’s game. See you in 2920 all and thank you a perfect dining experience.

KB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I used to be a member of 29 but am now glad my paid membership has now expired. Ordered two steaks (one for me and one for my wife). We are convinced they were mixed up in the cooking style - one was requested as medium and one as medium rare. Wife’s fillet was supposed to be medium rare and was dry throughout. Restaurant was dead. Wife also took ill on way home; we suspect from some mayonnaise which tasted ‘strange’. We have been put off. Sorry.