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

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Why not treat your loved one and dine with us at 29 this Valentines weekend? Friday 14th & Saturday 15th February we have our full a la carte menu available 12noon-10pm. Book online now before it's too late!

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 1260 People Are Saying
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K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
3 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.

MK
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for money on set menu for 2 including a bottle of wine.

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Festive lunch was really lovely, my only criticism is that 4 chunky chips for the steak main (supplement £8!) was not enough!
And to me for a turkey festive lunch 'roast potatoes' arent new potatoes they are proper crunchy goose fat roast potatoes.

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff great food lovely bottle Spanish wine with meal great.3rd time I have been for meal over last couple years Glasgow neice bars & resturante especially the grill spotless Out with my partner for her Birthday perfect surroundings

CM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

I came here for my 40th birthday meal with family and friends. I was held up in the mad Christmas rush and called to make the restaurant aware of this. On arrival (yes I get we were late, but did call prior) I felt very unwelcome and I was possibly an inconvenience due us being a bit late. The lady took off like Usain bolt to the table when I was waiting for my elderly mother and the rest of my family to come from the stairs area. Service was ok, but I expected better. One of the girls didn’t look very happy to be working (I get it’s Xmas) she wasn’t very warm and engaging. Food was excellent.

BM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place. Efficient and friendly staff. Food delicious. Who could ask for anything more. The twinkling lights outside in the square make it all so Christmassy. We will be back.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a birthday celebration

c
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location and service. Food was great. Really relaxed night.

A
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a beautiful tasty meal. It was a bit on the noisy side though.

S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very nice evening, lovely atmosphere good food and staff very attentive....would definitely recommend

LP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was a little noisy but it was Christmas. The food was really good, only minus was having one side order included in the price of a fillet steak main, having to pay for a second side e.g. vegetables which really should be included with potatoes or chips.

SP
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Very disappointing
So unbelievably noisy we could not hear each other speak and actually had to shout to be heard. The reason for this was due to the vast numbers of people who had been crammed into the room. The booths had been removed and a huge amount of tables had been jammed in. It ruined the whole atmosphere of what is usually a very nice restaurant. They were being too greedy. We were not the only ones complaining about the numbers and the noise. Starters and desserts were fine. Vegetables and potatoes were rock hard. Perhaps the waiting staff could be told that a smile goes a long way. It was a Christmas lunch and one particular girl with fairish hair in a ponytail didn’t crack a smile the whole time. Definitely will not return next year. We will be going somewhere which makes you feel welcome and wants you to enjoy your time in the restaurant.

MB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall my party enjoyed our meal although my bacon steak was rather small. We were there using Itison Vouchers so in our opinion we had good value for money, we will probably return again .

AK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Received an Itison deal as a gift and was delighted with the quality of the food. Service was quick and professional. We will certainly return.

A
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely restaurant, service was good . Very quiet when we were in . Food was nice but very expensive for what it was . 2 x 8oz sirloin steaks, with sides of mashed potatoes, mushrooms and onion rings and 2 glasses of wine was £61 . I would have been fine with price if quality of food had been higher than other less expensive city centre restaurants but it wasnt

W
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited on a Monday lunchtime and received excellent service. The food (my main was a steak) was also very good indeed. The prices were on a par with other up market restaurants in the area. The only downside is that the restaurant entrance is quite hard to find. We visited two other stairwells before finding the right one Maybe they want to keep it a hidden gem!!

MB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was outstanding and wine was good. Service was ok, we had to wait a little bit to get to talk to the waiter if we needed anything. Overall amazing.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Despite having numerous Christmas parties going on, the service was fantastic and the food delicious! To keep a high level of service when there’s so much going on was very much appreciated

AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Food was lovely, service great and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was delicious.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Meal and drinks in bar after we’re great

NE
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & food. Restaurant was full therefore noise level high as tables are close together. I would recommend as great place to eat & staff are exceptional.

LC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Myself and my partner were running late as we couldn’t find where we were going! No issue for The Grill. The sever was lovely although a drink top up would have been good. Was really busy but didn’t have to wait long for food. The food itself was incredible, we both cleaned our plates and the right amount of food given. When we came in their was a lady complaining but the girl on the front desk seemed professional in handling it, we thought oh no what have we let ourselves in for!! However it really was an amazing night

p
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent as ever. Food amazing and good value.
Love this place