Even though Glasgow enjoys a good blether, it sometimes keeps a few secrets. Good secrets. Wonderful hideaways appearing where you least expect them. Revelations like Brutti Compadres tucked away off Virginia Street – a hidden gem reminiscent of the perfect holiday bar, minus any sand between the toes.
Small, chic and inviting
Like its sister bar – the Brunswick Hotel’s bustling Brutti Ma Buoni – Compadres boasts good food and fabulous friendly staff.
It’s small, chic, inviting and just happens to offer a tasty tapas-inspired dishes along with a slew of other hearty choices. Mixing and matching is a must, so bring a few friends.
Prawns of all dispositions
Their charming name suggests these ‘ugly mates’ have a good sense of humour. And whether you like your prawns peaceful or angry, their eclectic menu has it covered. Their many varieties of Brutti bread are definitely one of my favourite treats. Really it’s all good and exceptionally reasonable; some small plates start at a mere £2.45.
The sun’s finally returned to Glasgow and the days are getting longer, making Compadres’ fantastic courtyard the ideal place to catch up with friends (ugly or otherwise) and soak up any sunshine. And if the rain returns, enjoy the warm glow of the cosy bar inside.
The secret is officially out – so get yourself to the little escape on Virginia Court and enjoy holiday-inspired fun quite literally in your back yard. Sun optional, prosecco a must.