During our time at Grand Central Hotel Glasgow we were treated to dinner at the hotel’s restaurant Tempus.
Tempus is located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre and right by Central station.
It is a traditional Scottish restaurant with a indulgent menu serving some authentic cuisine. The menu features locally sourced seasonal produce and ingredients showcasing a delicious selection of Scotland’s best culinary delights.
After a few hours relaxing in our room at the hotel, mum and I walked the short journey to Tempus from where we dined from the Theatre Dinner Menu which is priced at at £18.95 for 2 courses or £21.95 for 3 courses.
We wanted a real taste of Scotland during our trip so Tempus was absolutely perfect. The restaurant has a glamorous, traditional interior with large glass chandeliers, arched windows and high ceilings.
Despite it’s opulent design and fine dining, Tempus is a relaxed restaurant and appeared popular with couples, families with young children and large dinner bookings. When we visited there was a large table set up for a family dinner to celebrate an 18th birthday.
Being in Scotland I wanted to try some authentic cuisine however as I am such a big goats cheese fan I was swayed by the sound of the Creamed Cairnsmore goats cheese cake. However, my mum decided to order the Haggis fritter which comes served in a grain mustard & whisky cream sauce.
The dish was given a mild fiery kick from the whisky cream and the fritter’s crispy coating add extra flavour to the peppery haggis. Being also a big fan of haggis, I did have a bit of food envy.
The Creamed Cairnsmore goats cheese cake arrived beautifully presented. The creamy cake had an Arran oaties crumble with a helping of red
onion jam on top and pickled beetroot and candied walnuts on the plate. I was SO excited to try this dish and it was magnificent. However after a few bites, I was shocked to find out that there is such a thing as too much goats cheese. Although tasty I found these cheese very creamy with more of a Philadelphia cream cheese like texture rather than goats cheese. It was more of a sharing dish than a starter as it was so creamy and sickly to be eaten alone.
For my main course, I plumped for the Butternut squash tortellini with Parmesan cream. This dish was particularly impressive and I enjoyed every bite from start to finish.
The tortellini was filled with a creamy and fluffy butternut squash and smothered in a delicious Parmesan cream. Although the dish looks small, when it arrived I worried I would still be hungry, it was extremely filling as well as being jaw-droppingly good.
My mum went for the Roast breast of chicken, a generous portion served with black pudding bon bon, chickpea & chorizo casserole. A warming dish with a slight hint of spice. The chorizo and chickpeas complemented the chicken and added excellent flavour.
Although a set menu, there’s a great selection to choose from so dessert was a must-have.
My mum opted for selection of fine cheeses which comes served with Arran Oaties, fruit chutney, and grapes priced at a £3
Supplement. Sometimes in restaurants when you order a cheese board you receive just small slithers of cheese however this board came with a generous helpings of cheese all of high quality.
Being the chocoholic that I am I had to order the Chocolate indulgence – a dish featuring chocolate brownie, chocolate ice cream with biscuit crumbs and a chocolate fondant oozing a warm, rich chocolate sauce. Utterly delicious.
We had a wonderful relaxing evening at Tempus and we left feeling very full but completely satisfied.
For a real taste of Scottish cuisine, you have to stop by Tempus if you are ever in Glasgow.
99 Gordon St