Urban Bar & Brasserie

4.3
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1013 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Unrivalled consistency in food & service, a private dining space that can seat 30, an adaptable main dining space to suit any occasion, live music & friendly/professional staff it's not surprising we have such a loyal clientele.



JohnPaul Lappin heads up the kitchen delivering classic dishes presented in his own inimitable contemporary style. The menu focuses on seasonal and, wherever possible, locally sourced products.



Situated in Glasgow City Centre equidistant from Queen Street station and Glasgow Central station, 3 minute walk, makes Urban ideal for business/conference meals. We also have Glasgow's most popular theatres on our doorstep so start your evening here at Urban.
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AM
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest relaxed places to eat in Glasgow

GA
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for dining and talking. Privacy and noise interference at proper levels. I wouldn’t hesitate to dine there again.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calm oasis in the city centre, splendid deco surroundings. Attentive service.

D
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Booked Urban probably 3 weeks in advance and was called to confirm I would still be going about a week before time.
I have eaten and had drinks there many times and have always been impressed by the food, service and ambiance.
Disappointed on 14th when arrived to discover that the menu was a Set Valentines Menu
Not impressed by the food and think it was poor value at £45
if the restaurant has said in advance it was this type of menu we would have booked for another time

T
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal on Friday night, service, food quality all good. Considered the price of the Scallop and Prawn starter a bit steep at £13, else reasonable value.

KM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentines menu, aside from steak being a little small, great experience. Waiter / hosts were all very nice and this is often under appreciated when working a busy festive type service. First time at Urban however I will be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent welcome and excellent service throughout our visit. Food was very good and very well presented, the ambiance was very pleasant and relaxing, perfect for a long unhurried lunch

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a table for 5 people, the server Waheed was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a birthday celebration and a lovely biplane was given to the birthday girl. Would definitely return and recommend.

SK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No hesitation in recommending and will be returning. Staff were excellent.
Had a Manhattan atmosphere!

EE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely surroundings,great service and food, would recommend

CG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. Will be back. Was first time in restaurant although been many times in bar.

OT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, good food.

GI
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Enjoyed everything, it was all well cooked. I was cheered up by the fact that they also had decent house wine (which was not the case in the last 2 places I have been to!)

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great and atmosphere perfect.
The cleanliness and attention to detail is lovely

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, just about the best place to eat and ‘talk shop’ in Glasgow.

SB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and lovely staff in a cosy setting. First time and will certainly return

J
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been customers of the Urban Bar for many years however on this occasion we had to send one main course back as it was cool and undercooked. Also one small pitta bread with the humus starter is a bit mean don’t you think.

m
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never fails, every visit you get the usual quality

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All amazing which resulted in a 5 Hour Late Lunch with friends , a wonderful day.
Can’t wait to go back,

Diane

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since we were last dining here. It was great returning and being greeted by familiar staff who were pleased to see us. We were made most welcomed.

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What is really good about this restaurant is twofold. The lack of music so that conversations can be heard, and also the distance between the tables. Service has always been impeccable and the presentation of food with proper linen service is really something. If you want to impress a client or even a girlfriend/boyfriend, then this is the place to come.

GS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was undercooked, sent back and one meal was still undercooked. Rib eye steak was 31.00. No veg or mushrooms or onion ring, just accompanied by chunky frozen chips.

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was faultless and peace and quiet was delightful .

CP
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Urban never disappoints. The decor is relaxing, and comfortable. I like the fact that there is space between ourselves and the other diners. We have been coming for years, and I note the menu seems a bit more restrictive. Also bread no longer offered routinely. However we both liked what we ordered, and had a pleasant evening

l
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As it was Hogmanay the restaurant was a bit quiet but that didn't bother us. The waitress informed us on seating that the restaurant was closing early but we had plenty time and were not rushed in any way. The food was fabulous and the service great. All in all a great night in a lovely environment.

KL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredibly friendly - food was delicious.

JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We've eaten here many times before, but were disappointed this time. The New Year's 3 course menu choices were limited and the main menu was very expensive, for what we got. Our table was away from the main dining area.

JI
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in restaurant and I really enjoyed the full experience. I’ll definitely be back

S
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was lovely but the service really let it down. I’ve been many times before and always had a great experience, however twenty minutes to clear our main plates and then 15 mins waiting on our second bottle of wine (glasses were empty due to the time we waited for someone to take 2nd drink order) overall we felt like we had been forgotten about in the corner. Food was delicious though!

F
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years and it is a favourite place to meet and dine with friends. This time on Dec 27th, a number of dishes were unavailable and the dishes we had were lacklustre in comparison with what we have enjoyed before. The waiter gave us a free bottle of wine due to the wait between courses. The lovely waiting staff did a fantastic job in what appeared to be difficult circumstances.

D
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Having come to Urban many times and bringing friends and family to enjoy the food and service, I was disappointed that one of my party was refused a cocktail because it wasn’t on the Christmas menu. To then see someone in the bar drinking that relatively simple cocktail was annoying. I felt that Our server could have at least tried to accommodate the request. It was clearly not something that the bar staff were unable to make and the restaurant was not overly busy. It was not what I would have expected from Urban. I feel that I have been let down and I will not rush back and I won’t bring my family for any further special celebrations. Such a simple thing to get right. A real shame.

IM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good atmosphere and surroundings, will definitely be back

SS
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been celebrating Christmas with friends at Urban for many years and have always enjoyed the experience. This year we noticed a downturn in the quality of service, with drinks orders taking ages. My lemon sole was served with chips, but no veg unlike previously. I asked for some veg and received a small bowl of overcooked veg, for which I was charged something like £4.50. Not sure we’ll be back.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had to snake our way through the bar crowd, but it was the Friday before Christmas. We CDC would have given 5 stars for ambiance, but it was a bit dark. We will go back!

JG
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely Christmas lunch. Table for seven, one unwell & not eating, one missed train & was late but nothing was too much bother. The food was outstanding in spite of us ordering late& the wines were varied & affordable. The staff couldn’t have done any more to make our visit so pleasant.

KG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tried to use out itison voucher but was told it could be used and the lighting was very dim could hardly read the menu and the meal wasn't up to their usual standard

SB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful Glasgow building converted into a restaurant and bar with facilities for private dining. Lots of interesting choices. This was our usual Christmas girl’s lunch venue and was a very enjoyable day. Service is good, staff polite, helpful and attentive. We always choose the same things! Food was very good although I do think that last Christmas was a tad better. Portion size just right for three courses!

ID
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit in as many weeks it’s a fantastic place to meet up with friends and the tables are placed so that your conversation is not overhead. Staff are superb.

CM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us had superb Christmas lunch. Great table, staff attentive without being overbearing and food very nice. Busy enough for there to be a lovely atmosphere.

LH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice venue good Christmas decorations nice staff, good location.