21 January 2015

Brunch at Hillhead Bookclub

Hillhead Bookclub Brunch Review Glasgow

I spend lots of time in Glasgow and love the city for its music, food, architecture, shopping, people, pubs and more…Buzzfeed (of course) has a comprehensive list. I’ve notions that one day I’ll have enough content to do a lovely, linky guide to the best of this great Scottish city - so let’s get the ball rolling by taking a look at one of the best spots for munching the best meal of them all: brunch.

Hillhead Bookclub is a West End restaurant slash café slash bar that’s housed in a converted cinema; the décor is effortlessly cool with a quirky, offbeat charm (think mismatched crockery and cutlery, ping pong, retro video games and great music).



Hillhead Bookclub Brunch Review Glasgow

The vibe is laid back and relaxed – but, crucially, not so relaxed that they don’t take bookings, a common failing of Glasgow’s trendy brunch venues (when you have kids in your party, as we did, you don’t want to turn up on spec or, heaven forfend, queue for unspecified periods of time. I might not know much about children, but I know they've no patience for queueing.)

Hillhead Bookclub Brunch Review Glasgow

With just the right amount of busy-ness, there was a nice buzzy atmosphere and lots of tempting choices on the menu – including an excellent veggie selection (and we had one of these in our party an’ all).  It’s all budget friendly, too: my poached eggs a la bookclub, which came with chorizo, avocado & spicy hollandaise on a toasted muffin, were both delicious and a paltry £6.

Hillhead Bookclub Brunch Review Glasgow

Washed down with a classic Bloody Mary, the whole experience gave me warm and fuzzy feelings of well-being and contentment and really, isn’t that the whole point of the brunch experience? And yes, they do pancakes, which my nieces pronounced good. We’ll be back.

Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow; http://www.hillheadbookclub.co.uk/

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