Rockin' Roy had never seen it before so I wanted to show him where it was. The Hidden Lane is home to various offbeat workshops, galleries and the delightful Hidden Lane Tearooms.
The tearooms are quirky and cool, don't expect an over the top opulent 5 star dining but do expect friendly and flexible service with very tasty cakes and tea in a very pretty hidden setting.
While we were there I noticed a sign for the Volcanic Tongue 'Experimental & Underground Records, CD's, CDR's, Tapes' - I'm definitely going to need to check this place out as soon I can afford some more records! And hopefully ahead of our next favourite record party.
Our baked Camenbert came with crudités, pear and apple chutney, roast garlic, quince, and crusty bread. It was delicious! The chutney was the perfect compliment to the cheese and the roast garlic was very tender. We also ordered the fries with Aioli as an additional side. Due to it's delectable gooey-ness the sharing Camembert is pretty decent between two people but a side certainly does not go amiss and we finished every scrap. We opted for the small but strong glasses of Krušovice with our dinner.
Brel is one of the few Glasgow pubs (at least that I know of) which has a really lovely beer garden. Trees jingle with fairy lights and generous outdoor seating make it a very attractive Spring and Summer bar. You still need a jacket or a North of the Wall internal thermostat for outdoor supping at the moment but it's already starting to look very appealing to sit in the Brel beer garden.
Sadly we were out of pennies for our date night at the end of the dinner and had to head home other wise we would have maybe visited Crolla's Galeteria for ice cream and caught a movie at the Grosvenor Cinema which are literally a skip away from Brel. Perhaps another time!
I'd been for a beer before but based on our Itison dinner I will absolutely visit Brel again for food. People around us were taking advantage of the other deal which was for Mussels and they smelled wonderful. In terms of all the voucher/offer/special deal websites around I've found Itison to be the best for Glasgow things. Despite my love of vintage style and make-up I'm not one for beauty stuff like waxing or diamonte encrusted cases which some of the other sites seem more focused on. I'd imagine it's a personal taste thing but Itison are definitely the closest to my kind of taste in hotels and restaurants. Looking forward to seeing which deals will pop up next on pay day!