Despite living in central Glasgow for my entire 24 years, I still read blog posts and reviews on things to do, places to eat etc. because it is such an abundance of creativity, worldwide food, live music, elite sport, history, culture – the list is non-exhaustive. There are constantly places popping up in every corner that is pushing the social boundaries of the city.
So here’s my input. I’m not an indie type that would go for an over-priced burger just because everyone else is going there (plus I hate all the fancy topping, I literary always just have a plain burger with cheese on top!), then on to a bar with £9 cocktails in tiny glasses and then ending the night in a club with girls wearing only Speedo swimsuits (yes I experienced this once, and I’ve never been back).
I seek out my inner man by day and go full on girly at night!
Morning / Early Afternoon
I started my day around 11am driving over to the South side of Glasgow to take in a Rangers game (football/soccer) with my boyfriend and two others. We parked in the Quay car park and walked along Paisley Road West towards Ibrox Stadium, not before stopping at a little cafe for a quick breakfast. Rangers were playing Kilmarnock in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup – unfortunately the game ended 0-0 but honestly this is the first time Rangers have failed to score in a match this season, just my luck! I also grabbed a pie and bovril at half-time, I didn’t want to eat a big lunch as I had had a good breakfast and was going for dinner later.
Still hanging around with the boys, we walked all the way from Edminston Drive straight to Reardon’s Snooker & Pool hall on Hope Street – walking is always quicker than public transport after a match; think about the 52,000 people cramming out of Ibrox all at once! Also, Reardon’s is attached to Central Station so pretty handy for anyone coming into town on any day. Being attached the station, there are elements of the hall that provide evidence of the old part of the station, we were playing snooker on Platform 4! The rumbling of the trains in the newer station can also be heard and felt now and again, maybe you can even time your train to perfection?
Dinner / Early Evening
I left the boys to finish off their competitive game of snooker and I walked across to the Merchant City to meet my girl friends for dinner and drinks. We decided to go to Osteria Del Tempo Perso on John Street (the old Tony Macaroni) for some authentic Italian food. We had been to the restaurant a few times before and loved the food, service and prices; they even gave us free Prosecco! I highly recommend this brilliant little gem.
After dinner we strolled up to the top of the city centre to Sauchiehall Street for some dessert (we’re all about the sweet treats!) at none other than Deessert. I genuinely can’t fault this place, the small price you pay for the quality, size and range of choices in dessert is outstanding. The average price was just under £5, probably the same price you would pay for two scoops at a small restaurant. Another massive recommendation if you love dessert or just anything sweet.
After stuffing our faces full of sugary goodness, we made our way -slowly – to Nice N Sleazy’s just a few doors up. This place has a bit of everything, with cheap cocktails, live music downstairs, comfy booths and a wall that you can graffiti on (I think!). The rest of the night was spent sipping Fever cocktails and drawing a funny memento to a Chris Lilley character on the wall.
Have you ever been to Glasgow?
What your favourite places to go, eat and drink?