Cottiers is not only one of the most beautiful, but one of the most well utilised buildings in Glasgow. Every room of the beautiful converted church is used for the public to enjoy, from the main church room which acts as a theatre and wedding venue, to the side bar, to the surroundings gardens which are an al fresco dining spot and beer garden during the summer. But foodies will want to make their way up the winding staircase to the church’s attic to Leiper’s Attic, Cottiers’s new restaurant.
The restaurant’s name comes from William Leiper, who along with Daniel Cottier, created the church building which how houses Cottiers. William Leiper was one of Glasgow’s most distinctive architects and as well as Cottiers, designed Dowanhill Church, Queen’s Park Church, Partick Burgh Halls and the facade of Templeton’s Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green.
Dining in Leiper’s Attic
The menu at Leiper’s Attic showcases the best Scottish produce, particularly wild fish, game and beef, the latter which is dry aged in lockers in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant’s emphasis is on sophisticated luxury – you can even buy a Cuban cigar to enjoy with their Speyside ‘Leiper’s Attic Whisky.”
Leiper’s Attic invited us along for dinner to experience the new restaurant for ourselves. Here’s what we dined on:
Hand dived scallops, lemon, whisky, baby capers & sea herbs to start.
Herb and truffle oil gnocchi, white onion, pickled mushrooms, kale, artichokes. A vegetarian main course.
We had to try their dry aged beef so we plumped for the Cote de boeuf.
Doused in peppercorn sauce.
Served with hand cut chips.
We finished our meal with sticky toffee pudding. The perfect comforting desserts to enjoy in the cosy restaurant.
20% a la carte menu discount at Leiper’s Attic when you book on 5pm Dining.