21 Jan 2014

Cocktails in tea cups at Hillhead Bookclub









I was actually going to save this post for a couple of weeks time to keep to my totally strict schedule but in true blogger fashion I couldn't resist raving about my current favourite foodie haunt in Glasgow. I first discovered Hillhead Bookclub last summer when going out for belated birthday cocktails and shopping with my bestest Sarah and it's been love ever since. I visited again in December for Paddy's birthday and we were given some 20% off vouchers and so when Sarah suggested another lunch date yesterday I quickly suggested we revisit and she agreed!

The Bookclub really isn't a book club, instead it's a lovely little eclectic cafe-pub combo in Glasgow's west end. The food is cheap as chips and absolutely delicious - especially the potato wedges. I usually go for the club sandwich however after having a bite of Paddy's burger back when we visited was feeling a bit tempted. Luckily for us, Sarah and I were both struggling to choose between the same meals so ordered both to share! As we are such classy ladies we just had to have a cocktail and I was absolutely delighted when mine turned up in a teacup - too cute. For dessert I opted for an amazing chocolate brownie (that I couldn't finish) whereas Sarah went for the banoffee pie which was also delicious. Altogether, this lovely lunch cost us just £15 each, which when you consider the price of the cocktails (we went for the expensive £6 ones) means that we got two massive courses for just £9! Total bargain I'd say.

If you're ever in the west end of Glasgow and after a bite to eat I would wholeheartedly recommend the Bookclub, it has a lovely atmosphere and is definitely one of my favourite places to visit at the moment.

If you're a Glasgow dweller, or even Aberdeen as I'm away back up in just over a week, do you have any recommendations for eating establishments? I'm determined to try lots of new places and branch away from my usual TGI Fridays/Pizza Hut/DiMaggio's meals, although the TGI's mozzarella dippers still own my heart as far as cheese based starters go.
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9 comments

  1. These photos are just adorable and I adore the idea of cocktails in tea cups. Perfect!!

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  2. I love the Hillhead Bookclub! I highly recommend the 'Vanilla Coke Float' and the Gramophone cocktails! It's awesome to find another Scottish blogger :)

    www.thesartorialscot.com

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  3. The Hillhead Bookclub is one of my favourite places in the west end! The gramophone cocktails are fantastic!

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  4. Oooh looks yummy! and that's so cute that the cocktail was served in a teacup. And also you need to go to O'Neils! It's an irish pub just of Union Street beside the Church/grave yard. The have amazing chips too!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  5. The is the cutest thing I've ever seen! :) So quirky and cute!
    p.s your photos are stunning, what lens do you use?

    http://novarellie.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Bookclub is one of my favourite places! Super cheap during the week so a great haunt for students. I'd recommend checking out Cocktail & Burger on Sauchiehall Street (Glasgow), keeping up with the gourmet burger trend plus cocktails and cool art!

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  7. Oh wow this looks so good - I love the menus and your photos are all fab!

    Bxx
    b-jolly.co.uk

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  8. Bookclub is one of my favourite places ever! Delicious food, brilliant atmosphere, and they run Granny Would Be Proud vintage & craft fairs every sunday :) Would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who asks x

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