The Grill on the Corner, Glasgow City Centre
Once again, life has gotten in the way of my well-organised blogging routine! Here is a much overdue post about the dinner we had at The Grill on the Corner back at the end of March (eeeep!). We were invited in for dinner and headed into town for a wander before going in to dinner. Every single time I go into Glasgow, I'm always captivated by something new and exciting, or discovering some place I've never been before. This time it was the bar opposite Stereo, The Old Hairdresser's which obviously isn't new but it was very exciting as it had just the right vibe for a pre-dinner drink. We arrived a little early for our booking at The Grill on the Corner, but that wasn't a problem for them. The restaurant always catches my eye from the outside with the glittering fairy lights in the window - they definitely know how to make you feel like you're visiting somewhere really special. We were guided to our table and left to look over the menu.
Me being me, I'd already studied it in great detail. I went for the asparagus spears with a duck egg which also came with parma ham salt. This was a great start to the meal - the asparagus had a buttery taste that let the natural flavour of the asparagus shine though, and then egg was cooked perfectly for dipping. I think my favourite thing on the plate was the parma ham salt - as moreish as it sounds!
Graeme's starter was the crispy calamari with lemon mayonnaise. Fresh, crispy, salty and with the perfectly tangy mayonnaise, this was a real treat. I liked the side of lime too for a bit of a contrast with the lemon.
For me, you can't dine somewhere like the Grill on the Corner without going for a steak (unless you're vegetarian, of course). I went for the 200g fillet with a side of chips, as well as a side of greens and peas. A really delicious, flavoursome steak that was cooked to perfection (medium rare for me). Addictive chips to top it all off.
Graeme went for the burger, for something different. 100% Wagyu beef with cheese and smoked bacon as extra and served with chips and tomato relish. Presented on a soft bun which didn't go mushy part way though. A lovely meaty burger made this a juicy treat which is of a high standard compared to other burgers in Glasgow. Again, those lovely skin-on chips - what other side goes better with a burger?
I needed something light and refreshing to finish of my meal, so went for sorbet - standard lemon but hitting all the right flavours for a cleansing finish.
Graeme went for his standard - chocolate - this time as a torte. Rich, smooth and indulgent, that's his preferred way to finish a meal!
The service at the Grill on the Corner was impecable - friendly, helpful without being pushy or overbearing. Everyone we came into contact with was lovely, and on a Friday night the restaurant had a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere with people raring up for a night out in town. Us - we were winding down for a relaxing night at home with a glass of wine.
Thanks to the Grill on the Corner for inviting us for dinner. While our meal was complimentary, we were not obliged to write a positive review. We look forward to returning in the near future.
After reading all about our delicious - tell me, what's your favourite steak? Failing steak - vegetarian/vegan substitute?