Urban Bar & Brasserie

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959 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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Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch , this is our third visit to date. We love the food, attentive staff and the general atmosphere.

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere - great food - good value - really good service and a beautiful booth

KG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favourite venues, for lunch or dinner.

PM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited the Urban Bar and Brasserie before and always have a great experience. The staff are very attentive and helpful. Surroundings are beautiful and the food excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with nice staff. My meal was disappointing, I didn't like my soup. The duck was far too salty for me. I found dessert choice limited and uninspiring. The waitress offered us free coffee as I hadn't liked my main but then she added them to the bill and my husband paid it. Maybe just my choices but I would not rush back.

CR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Stuart was fantastic and couldn't be more attentive. I would defiantly visit again because of this.

JL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

For its location and ambience in my opinion this is the best in Glasgow. I enjoyed my meal as did my wife but I have had better in previous visits. The service is first class and the courses were served without any delay but with enough time in between. I would say that like a lot of other places in Glasgow there doesn’t seem to be any dress code these days which is disappointing as eating out for me is always a special occasion and therefore some effort is required, a sign of the times I guess but maybe an elegant establishment as Urban is could take the lead. I will be back as I’ve never been disappointed.

CM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Both my courses were excellent but my wife had issues with both of hers. Not enough prawns or crab in her starter and her lamb was over cooked in her main. On the whole a bit disappointing.

AC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, excellent atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommended!

LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My husband was disappointed with his steak.. Not the taste... But the way it was presented on the plate. Not much for thee price he paid.

M
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue - intimate and romantic with soft lighting and candles.

Menu was good. Option to have set menu which was very good value.

Our dishes were delicious. One star off as no Moët Champagne but we had Lauren Perrier instead.

Would definitely return!!

SH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in tasteful ambience.
Waitperson very attentive and personable.will go back as soon as possible

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited a while to be served. Food arrived was cold. Was given a free cocktail as goodwill gesture. Just happened to be an anniversary dinner. Not in a hurry to return

RF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. Service was excellent.

GW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and service. Great location for shops and highly recommend

JP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For many years we were regulars for meals and drinks but fell out of love with Urban. I decided to give it another try, service ambiance was very good, our server was excellent, Rebecca I think...ref food thought portion of hake was a little on the small side but otherwise nicely cooked.. additional portion prawns at £6 for 4 prawns sitting on a bed of rocket was uninspiring and disappointing. Overall very enjoyable evening we will Definitely be back.

GR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, all in all a great evening out and I would definitely go back. Good value for money given the overall quality. Just one or two small points such as telling us what cheeses are on the cheese board and there was a small issue with our bill (though they sorted this pretty quickly); really very good overall. Thoroughly enjoyed.

LP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Only one Chicken dish to chose , plenty of Fish dishes if you like fish , which I don’t .

Dessert variety was disappointing

The food that we had was very nice & presented well.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was slow waitress covering large section with big parties.
Slow to take drinks order pre wine and food order
One main came and it was cold, took that and side of chips away, returned fresh main no side took about half hour
No offer of reducing bill for the wait
Also extended time at table which was to be back by 4pm which became after 5pm.
Waitress very pleasant

ST
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Couldn’t fault it at all. Would come back again.

l
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The market menu was ostensibly reasonable value but the soup was thin as if devoid of stock . We all had steak at a £3 supplement but it was a poor cut with too much gristle. With two glasses of wine and one beer, starters and main course only (no pudding or coffee) the bill without a gratuity was close to £100 for four and , overall, was somewhat of a disappointment.

S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful food, fabulous staff. This was our first visit but certainly won’t be our last.

SM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience staff were very helpful food was really good

DD
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a business dinner while in Glasgow with a travelling colleague last week. What a great find! We selected from the fixed price menu and everything we perfect. Great drinks, wonderful starter and main course and one managed dessert as well. Service was efficient and attentive without being annoying. We liked it some much we booked another larger team dinner for later this week!

MC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and good fun. Nice buzz and beautiful people. Lovely decor and lighting. Really enjoyed the night.

C
Glasgow
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The cote de Boeuf was superb

IS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - loved the food and the service was excellent. Look forward to returning soon.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a posh feel. The set dinner and cocktails specials made it very affordable. The food was very well made and beautifully presented.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night, restaurant was even better than I expected and the food was outstanding for the price. Would highly recommend.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a constant favourite that never fails. From a casual fisrt drink to a meal, it is perfect. I particularly love the leather booths. Food is tasty without being overwhelming in these days of eat as much as you want. Staff are present but intelligently cognisant of what you are doing - quick bite or long chatter. I cannot recommend Urban Bar & Brasserie enough.

PS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, delighted not to be deafened by loud music which is often prevalent in other venues
Did think that the cost of a large glass of wine (£6.70.) was ridiculous, and 2 teas cost £6.50. (teabag + water?)
Apart from these complaints we did enjoy the experience - cocktails were lovely - we are going back on 22 October

G
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great trip to Urban and up to the standard we expect. Staff attentive but not intrusive. Food was wow!!

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal with friends celebrating friends 60th birthday. However was not offered the special 3 course menu, had to ask for it and they got the bill wrong st the end of the night

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Urban bar and restaurant. Four of us went on a Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed a meal and drinks. Service was first rate and food lovely. Would recommend and would certainly return.

JG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Comfortable seating in a booth with plenty of elbow room, no distractions from other tables and the food was very good and reasonably priced. Overall ambience relaxing and pleasant and no feeling of hassle with courses being delivered in good time allowing breaks for conversation and enjoyment of the wine.

RC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great meal! 3 rd time and fish cake was fabulous! Staff are great ! Highly recommend!

AM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always the quality of the food was excellent with particular praise for how the steaks were cooked. As we have been several times we are aware that it can be a bit pricey but as this was a special occasion it was worth it. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Excellent service.

SM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, service and wine. Towards the end of our lunch the restaurant was a little warm and stuffy.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Booked as part of the family celebrations for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. Venue was somewhere I have attended but not with Mum and Dad so I was interested to learn that there is no ground floor accessible toilet. Strange in a venue of this stature. Something I thin should be addressed.
Service was friendly and efficient.
Food was well presented and time for service well proportioned.