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Seems classy, but the food is not top notch
Tiger Tiger (Glasgow)
Member Name: fizzle2006
Tiger Tiger (Glasgow)
Advantages: Ideal for a party or clubbing, can book online, cheap if an offer is on and nicely decorated.
Disadvantages: Can be expensive if offer not applicable and food is not great
Tiger Tiger is situated in Glasgow's Glassford Street and is literally two minutes walk up from the main street in Glasgow City Centre - Argyle Street. You can find this venue directly across the road from Marks and Spencer and it is not hard to find at all.
Boasting seven areas under one roof, Tiger Tiger would be ideal for those looking to have a good night out in Glasgow or for those who are just looking to have a nice lunch or dinner after a hard day's shopping in the city. Inside the venue is a club, lounge, restaurant, various bars, the annexe and the lodge. Adjoining Tiger Tiger is a casino for those who may fancy a spot of gambling.
I went to Tiger Tiger on a few occasions last Summer for lunch. At that time the restaurant was running a £5 lunch promotion which seemed to be a good deal. Nevertheless, I am not too sure if this offer is still available as it has been almost a year since I last visited.
Inside the building was nicely decorated with many tables, some had comfortable couch like seats should you fancy getting that little bit more relaxed. The restaurant area features crystal chandeliers at the main entrance and these also overhang the bar that is located in the centre of the area. I felt that this touch gave the area a touch of class. The toilets were also nice and clean which was added bonus and is something that can ruin a dining experience in my view. Nothing screams poor hygiene like bad toilets!
The menu offered a wide variety of choice, ranging from pasta to fish to burgers and chips. However, I thought that the food tasted rather bland and was not much better than what I would have expected from my local Wetherspoons pub, so I felt rather let down as I had high hopes judging from the interior of the place and its good reputation. For £5 it wasn't bad, but it wasn't that brilliant either and I don't think that I would have paid much more for the food.
Usually, the food can be rather expensive if you are eating out with times when their offers apply and if this is the case I would suggest that you perhaps go elsewhere as I do not personally think that the food is good value for money.
The service was very good and our food arrived timeously, so Tiger Tiger cannot be faulted in that respect. Although, on one occasion when I ate there I had the pleasure of finding a chicken bone in my chicken tagliatelle which put me right off my meal and going back if I am being honest.
I have also heard from family members who attended a hen night in the venue and apparently Tiger Tiger overcharged the party on their food and drinks bill substantially, so this may be something to be wary of if you are holding or going to an event there in the future.
Tiger Tiger Glasgow hosts many events, such as concert after parties, corporate events and also customers can arrange to have personal parties hosted by the venue, so it seems like a happening and busy place.
During the day you can usually walk in off of the street and find a table if you are looking for something to eat. However, in the evenings and at weekends the venue is rather busy and so I would recommend reserving a table/booth/guest list spot in advance. It is possible to conveniently book a booth, put yourself on the guest list or reserve a table in the restaurant through Tiger Tiger Glasgow's website.
For further information on this venue or to make an online reservation visit: www.tigertiger-glasgow.co.uk
Overall, I have only visited the restaurant whilst inside Tiger Tiger and therefore I can only comment on this aspect of the venue and not the other six areas. However, I was not overly impressed by the standard of the food served there and I doubt that I will go back after my last off-putting meal. Nonetheless, I am sure that the venue is an ideal place for a party or just for somewhere to go and get on your dancing shoes and have a good old night out.
Summary: Bland food but nice surroundings
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