You may remember this Byre’s Rd venue being Whistler’s Mother of old. Refitted and resurrected as the Blind Pig, this West End Bar and dinning room describes itself as:
Taking inspiration from the secret speakeasies of 1920′s & 30′s New York, the Blind Pig offers a unique bar & dining rooms of unadulterated laid back luxury.
Not quite rememebering the 1920′s i had to rely on Wikipeadia:
The term “blind pig” originated in the United States in the late 19th century; it was applied to lower class establishments that sold alcoholic beverages illegally. The operator of an establishment (such as a saloon or bar) would charge customers to see an attraction (such as an animal) and then serve a “complimentary” alcoholic beverage, thus circumventing the law.
With an indulgent black floral decor and a dazzling array of shiny things that would send a Magpie into apoplexy, this is definitively not the place to bring your dad for a pint on a Saturday afternoon. Perhaps better suited to a first date. Excellent Service, much improved as always by leaving a small tip.
Having eaten in the dinning rooms not long after it opened in 2009 I can recommend the Blind Pig without hesitation for the quality of the food, not too mention the Vihno Verde. Check out their menu at http://blindpig.co.uk/
The Blind Pig
116-122 Byres Road
0141 357 5482