Drygate Brewery and Metropolitan Restaurant Review

So last night my partner finished his exams, so we decided to go out and celebrate both him finishing his exams and me getting a definite offer for a two-year marketing HND at City of Glasgow College. It was the most beautiful (if slightly windy) summers day, so we decided to instigate ‘Project Beer Garden.’

We headed down to Drygate Brewery which is one of Glasgow’s local breweries and is a little but booming business sitting in the shadow of the Tennants  Factory.

The cider itself was light and had a really rich flavour without being too strong. At £4.50 a pint, I felt like we really got fantastic value for what we paid.  I can’t wait to go back and try the food.

Once we’d finished our pints, we hurried along to the Metropolitan Restaurant in the Merchant Square in Candleriggs.

I’d bought a voucher which was £20 for two courses each and a glass of wine each. I love the Metropolitan Restaurant. It’s where my partner and I come to celebrate a special occasion like Valentine’s day because the food is so good and it feels so special eating out there. The service is always excellent as well; they’re so attentive and on the ball. We arrived at six on the dot and placed on a lovely table on their balcony overlooking the Merchant Square.

For starters, I ordered chicken liver pate, and a burger for mains and my partner ordered Tomato and Mushroom Crostini and a burger for mains. We also ordered a side of Sweet Potato fries.
The starter came in about ten minutes, and the pate was very rich and tasty but it needed a lot more oatcakes, I ended up eating pate with a knife and fork because I ran out of oatcakes.
My partner agreed with me that his crostini had great flavours but a bit too much topping.

I’m also not a fan of onion chutney, but it went well with the pate. I just wish there had been more oatcakes. Our mains came within 15 minutes of our starters being cleared, and the waiting staff were so attentive while we waited, checking if were ok and were very polite and friendly. My burger was fantastic when it arrived; tender, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The sweet potato fries were also faultless; they were chunky and fluffy and just the right size with not an ounce of grease or oil in sight. They were amazing. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it. The chips were also very crispy and not greasy at all. They also came in a plentiful amount.

On the whole, the Metropolitan never fails to excel in it’s food, cocktails and service. If you’re in Glasgow and looking for somewhere really amazing to eat, this is where I’ll recommend. It’s a foodie’s heaven.

To conclude:
Service: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Value: 9/10

The Metropolitan is located on Albion Street in Candleriggs in the Merchant City and it is a ten minute walk from Queen Street Station

and an eleven minute walk from Central Station.

You can contact them at 0141 553 1488 and info@metropolitan-bar.com
They’re open seven days a week from 10am-midnight. Fri and Sat open till 3am. Bar food served in the courtyard from 12pm and Scottish Balcony restaurant open from 5pm.

What are your views? Does it sounds like the kind of place you’d like? What other kind of restaurant reviews do you think I should do?


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