The Blue Chair

The Blue Chair
85 High Street, Glasgow, G1 1NB
  • Telephone 0141 552 7849
  • Food served Mon/Tue 10am–7pm; Wed–Fri 10am–9pm; Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–7pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–6.30pm
  • Average price £7.50 (lunch); £8.50 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £7.50
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The Blue Chair

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

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Arts venue or eatery, lunch stop or evening dining den, the Blue Chair does it all with charm and panache. A quirky cobbled-together interior hosts a massive ‘daily specials’ board to augment the already large menu dispensed from a tiny back kitchen. Proprietor Lorrelle McGurran is steeped in all things arty and treats patrons with the care and sincerity of an attentive friend. She also cooks the inspired dishes that might be best termed International home-cooking – shades of Thai, Yankee, Tex Mex, and South Indian – with plenty of choices for special dieters, too. Splendid vegetarian haggis pie is delicious and filling, beautifully seasoned, with a golden crust, while chicken quesadillas are light and fragrant, and handmade burgers are popular, with a lovingly crafted spicy bean version for veggies. The eponymous chair sits in the corner window ready for the artist occupying it on performance nights of comedy, poetry, cabaret, spoken word, music and amateur film.

  • High point: Imaginative cooking in relaxing surroundings
  • Low point: Deserves a higher profile
  • Notable dish: Vegetarian haggis pie
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 90's pop
  • Live entertainment: Caberet, poetry, muisic, comedy, open mic nights
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2013
  • BYOB: £1.50 (diners) £5 (non-diners) corkage

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To support emergent film practice, Collective present a filmscreening event of Scottish emergent film.

Thu 10 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £3 / 07535 813139

Thu 8 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £3 / 07535 813139

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Times to be confirmed / £3 / 07535 813139

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