The Blue Chair

The Blue Chair
85 High Street, Glasgow, G1 1NB
  • Telephone 0141 552 7849
  • Food served Mon–Tue 10am–4pm; Wed–Fri 10am–7pm; Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch); £9 (evening meal)
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Birra Moretti
The Blue Chair

A welcoming and soulful creative hangout with inventive home cooking served with charm.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Comfortable, welcoming and bohemian, the Blue Chair feels sunny even on a rainy day. The artfully jumbled interior hosts regular events, slam poetry, live music and vinyl nights, the titular blue chair waiting in the corner to receive performers, while a generous BYOB policy takes care of the audience. A tight little menu eschews the soup and sandwiches route in favour of some good home cooking, macaroni cheese, quesadillas, hearty noodle soup and a range of handmade burgers, including some vegan patties, served with crispy chips and salad. Alongside the specials board, signature dishes include the Burns fritter, veggie haggis, tatties and neeps all rolled in beer batter, but the real stand out is the posh tottie, a baked potato with huge chunks of smoked haddock, smothered in smoky cheese sauce and topped with a poached egg. Home-baked cakes are served in huge slabs, like the hummingbird cake, with pecan nuts and moist, earthy sponge, and delicious cream cheese icing, but there are always vegan and gluten-free cakes and brownies on offer, too.

  • High point: Homebaking in generous slabs
  • Low point: Skooshy cream as a garnish for the cake
  • Notable dish: Posh totties
  • Average price: £8 (lunch); £9 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: sixties classics & reggae
  • Live entertainment: Caberet, poetry, muisic, comedy, open mic nights
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2013
  • BYOB: £3 diners, £9 non-diners. corkage

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Glasgow Ukulele Fun Meetup

This is a group for anyone who wants to play ukulele with others, and join in with the singing. Beginners who only know a few chords are welcome too. I will bring copies of songs for the first session, and if you want to try anything new, just bring copies to pass round. Food is available at the venue if you want to eat…

Fri 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 7849

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 7849

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 18 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 7849

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 21 Sep

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