Looking for brunch in Glasgow? The Brunch Club opened last weekend in the former Drugstore Social premises in Yorkhill. Yes, they do Benny eggs.
This scribbler had always thought that brunch was a relatively new concept. In fact, we had strong suspicions that it was probably an American invention.
One that took off around the same time that Sex In The City was gaining popularity.
According to Wikipedia, the concept of brunch is not new.
In fact, they claim that the term was coined by a journalist writing for Punch magazine in 1895.
The idea was promoted as an alternative to a roast Sunday lunch.
Apparently, ‘by eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers’.
Well, at the newly opened Brunch Club on Old Dumbarton Road, Saturday night carousers, Monday night carousers and even seven nights a week carousers will find their mornings a little brighter.
The operation features a restaurant which is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and from 9am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Brunch Club also has a bar operation which runs from 6pm to midnight, Friday to Sunday.
Brunch in Glasgow: waffles a-ggo-go
Naturally, they offer several variations on eggs Benedict including an eggs carnitas made with chipotle pulled pork and Sriracha Hollandaise.
French toast, pancakes and waffles are available with savoury or sweet toppings and there is even the option for The Brunch Club Secret French Toast.
Priced at £8 and designed for sharing, this involves lashings of créme anglaise and berries.
There is a full cooked breakfast; a mini-cooked breakfast and both veggie and vegan versions.
Your blogger figured that the steak and egg from The Brunch Club – flatiron steak with a fried egg and potato hash (pictured) – would be the ideal brightener had we been carousing the night before.
While on the subject of new restaurants in Glasgow, we note that Nanika Noodle and Bun Bar opened on Victoria Street earlier this month.
When it comes to brunch in Glasgow, we’re not sure that Nanika would count. As far as we are aware, they have yet to extend their initial, evening opening hours to include lunch/brunch.
However, their spicy soup noodles would definitely be another contender should you need to ward off the ill effects of too much partying.
Onwards and upwards…