Went here to use some Amazon Local vouchers for 2 Burgers,4 sides and 2 drinks for £17.You can choose from Beef,Chicken or Veggie burger with a choice of 4 toppings , then add 4 sides and a drink.
We both went for the beef burger ,one with hot & spicy topping ( jalapeños ,salsa,sour cream) and the other with bacon & cheese .
We went for 2 fries , coleslaw and a mixed salad.
The voucher makes it clear that it's a do it yourself construction and that it's served in the Collage Bar,so we knew what we were getting.
Add in a large glass of Red and 2 x 275ml bottles of Kronenberg ,it's not a bad deal.
The burgers arrived hot and nicely chargrilled and the toppings were as ordered.The side were about right for 2 of us ,overall a good deal ,vouchers available on Amazon Local till Sept 2014,probably will buy them again.
Oh Dear.. We were looking forward to a nice burger lunch deal at the Radisson Hotel. Well that was how it was advertised on the voucher.
We entered the grand wide reception area of the Radisson, flanked by green and blue tinted glass window walls and it was impressive. We saw several restaurants there that of which we thought the lunch was going to be at.
What it turned out to be was a 2 level ' Street Caf ' / 'American Diner' at the back end of the hotel.
There were few other diners. The place is outfitted with booths with a clear view onto the street and the back of the Glasgow Central Rail Station.
The table was 'decorated' with salt 'n pepper, a printed menu clipped to an Beano hardcover - just the cover not the full Beano.
We could make a choice out of 4 kinds of burgers, 2 sides each and soft drink, beer or wine . Beer it was. In fact we each got two 250ml Kronenbourgh 1664 - that was a pleasant surprise.
Another surprise of a not so pleasant kind was the way the burgers came out.
We both ordered the Bacon Burgers, and for sides we took Skinny Fries, Salad, Pickles & Salsa.
The burgers were delivered bare. Yes, nude, undressed.. you name it. The chef's term would be 'naked'. Toasted burger buns with a plain burger and a couple of slices of unsmoked bacon and.. and..nothing.
The sides were now actually making sense, so we decided this was like a children's party and we could make our own burger, hurray! We delighted in the opportunity to pick and choose and put as much salsa on it that I wanted, YES! All I needed was a 'Frozen' soundtrack, a party hat and a wistle. But reality caught up and our adult brain had to aknowledge that we actually ordered this in a Radisson Hotel. We got this annoying nagging uncomfortable feeling that all of this was a bit wrong.
Anyhow, we went about assembling our naked burger, we dressed it in the salsa, ketchup, mayonnaise, messily we sliced the FULL size pickled onions and gherkins, we added some salt and pepper, et voila.. a classic burger hand assembled by yours truly. But seriously; what kind of menu / service (joke?) is this?!
OK fine the burgers were nicely fried - but no better I could have done with the George Grill at home though - but everything else was well below par and expectations.
One star for the two beers, and another for briefly making us feel like children again.
A nice little bar which is adjacent to the Radisson Hotel and directly across from Glasgow Central Train Station. A great place for people watching of an evening given the floor to ceiling windows and 2 levels if you can cope with the pricey drinks tax! The menu looked great but again a bit too pricey for me although they do to a special lunch deal on occasion which could be worth splashing out for.
The problem I have with this place is that I often find it empty, lacking atmosphere or even closed when passing when I feel it should be alive and open and filling a great hole in the Glasgow bar scene, maybe the reason for this is one of the biggest Weatherspoons in Glasgow is across the road with a much less expensive vibe!
Good for a romantic night out if you don't want to be bothered by anyone in nice surroundings if it's open!!
This is a lovely bar the burgers are lovely and a great deal at £8.95 including a drink and skinny fries! The opening hours let it down they are so weird. A tip for you also dont sit at the end table nearest the door on a windy day!
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