Talk of the Town: Champagne Central to reopen

Champagne Central have announced that the stylish meeting spot will reopen its doors on Thursday 3rd September, welcoming guests to return for afternoon teas, specially crafted cocktails and a delectable new evening menu.

While the 137-year-old Grand Central Hotel temporarily remains closed, the champagne bar and winner of Bar of the Year 2020 at Scottish Hotel Awards will return to serve the host of Glaswegians who pour through its doors to celebrate in style and watch the world go by from the bar’s plush surroundings.


Paul Bray, Area Manager for IHG North said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the lights back on in Champagne Central.

“We know Grand Central Hotel holds a very dear place in the heart of Glaswegians and we can’t wait to welcome our guests back into the bar while the hotel remains closed for refurbishment.

“Lovers of the afternoon tea are invited to reserve a table for a much-needed post-lockdown celebration with their nearest and dearest and we will honour those with vouchers, including any that are out of date due to lockdown.

“We have opened a brand-new kitchen connected to the Champagne Central which will allow us to serve dinner in the champagne bar on a Friday and Saturday evening. The new menu offers tapas style meals made with the best Scottish produce, perfect for an after-work bite to eat or special weekend treat with a glass of champagne.

“We encourage guests to book online or by phone to join us during our new opening hours, Thursday to Sunday from 12pm. The beautiful open spaces at Champagne Central lend themselves well to social distancing and we have introduced rigorous hygiene measures throughout the bar for the safety of our guests and staff.

“The hotel currently remains closed as it undergoes a multi-million refurbishment to become Scotland’s first voco hotel. We’re excited to bring people together once again within these historic walls in early 2021.”

The Afternoon Tea at Champagne Central starts at £21.95 and Champagne Central can be accessed from the hotel’s Gordon Street entrance. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the hotel 0141 240 3700.