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.


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

  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 :)


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

  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!

  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?


  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!

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


  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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