Rose and Grants
This review is taken from the 2012 edition.
A welcome addition to Argyle Street's eastern end – an already interesting arty area that has for long held so much potential – recently opened Rose and Grants Trongate is the sister café to its namesake in Milngavie. Bright and spacious, with a couch for lounging and plenty of tables, it is already pulling in the lunchtime crowd and may soon be open as an evening bistro too. The breakfast menu ranges from bagels to yogurt muesli while lunch includes soups, salads and sandwiches. The best of both worlds is the chicken caesar baguette which skimps a bit on the parmesan but makes up for it with the tasty dressing. The less common soup combo of tomato and parsnip works very well – the tomato adding so much more than its subtle background taste suggests. The grilled goat's cheese salad is a melting marvel, served with a generous portion of pancetta and pine nuts on a bed of rocket.
- High point: Quality, healthy food in an area that needs a boost
- Low point: Quite a price hike to sit in but it's early days
- Delivery: Free for 10+
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Eclectic mellow sounds
- Capacity: 42
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 2011
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