FOOD | The Corinthian Club, Glasgow
Earlier this month, Glasgow’s Corinthian Club got in touch to ask if Terry and I fancied trying out their menu, and as last Thursday was Terry’s birthday, we figured it would be the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and have ourselves a little evening out. Well, I got all dressed up, anyway. I sometimes dress up to open my mail in the morning, so there’s that. But anyway!
The Corinthian Club is located on Ingram Street, right in the centre of Glasgow (so, handy for the shops, then. Not that that would be relevant to me, obviously. Ahem.), and it’s one of those buildings that just makes you go “WOW” as soon as you walk in, and then every time you turn a corner or go into a different room. The main restaurant was closed for work when we visited, so we ate in the ground floor Boutique bar, which is very appropriately named, because you see that table we’re sitting at? It had jewellery inside it you could buy. Shopping and wine is a dangerous combination for me, obviously, but in this case I was too busy staring at my surroundings, because seriously, WOW.
I had a look at the club’s website when we got home, because I couldn’t really imagine how the main restaurant could be any nicer (clue: it’s AMAZING), but we were more than happy with our window booth in the Boutique, which was surrounded by chandeliers and mirrors, and just super-glam – well worth a visit for the setting alone, actually. We were there for the food, though, and we started off with crabcakes for Terry (I can deal with crab in the form of cakes: just not in the form of hideous, clawed creatures which crawl into your bed at night, and… sorry.) and haggis for me. (Because, yes, sometimes we DO eat haggis. It tends to be served as a starter in a lot of restaurants, and it’s delicious, trust me.)
L-R Haggis, crabcakes
For our mains, we stayed true to form: I had the mac n’ cheese and Terry went for the gourmet burger:
These were also both amazing (Special mention for the garlic bread which came with my pasta, and which I immediately pronounced to be the Best Garlic Bread I’ve Ever Tasted. I’ve tasted a LOT of garlic bread in my time, so you can trust me on this one, too), but Terry won’t forgive me if I don’t mention the onion rings we ordered to share, and which were ALSO pronounced to be the Best Onion Rings in All the Land:
He still talks about them now, actually. At one point I looked away to take a sip of my wine, and when I looked back, all the onion rings were gone, true story. They were THAT good.
For dessert we ALSO stayed true-to-form, and totally forgot to photograph it, but I had the carameliest (yes, it’s a word: I have no idea why there’s a red squiggle underneath it in my spellcheck) caramel cake ever, and Terry had a tarte Tatin, which he enjoyed too much to think about photographing it. So I guess it’s fair to say that the food was good: also, our meal was complimentary, but Terry’s burger, for instance, cost less than we’d have paid at the Five Guys around the corner, which you totally wouldn’t expect given the quality and the amazing setting, so I’d say it’s pretty good value for money, too. We’ll definitely be back to sample the other restaurants at some point, but in the meantime a huge thank you to The Corinthian Club for hosting us, and providing such friendly service: if you’re ever in Glasgow, I definitely recommend it!
Oh, and as you can see, I didn’t manage to get any good photos of my outfit because we were in a bit of a rush (and also because it’s apparently winter now, and it was so dark outside we had to use the flash. During ‘daylight’ hours. In June.), as usual, but the talented Natalie Dyuk sent me this illustration, which she drew from the quick selfie I posted to my Facebook page on the way out: isn’t it amazing?!
I WORE: ASOS floral midi dress; Christian Louboutin shoes: Precis Petite cardigan