The Pipers' Tryst at The National Piping Centre

The Pipers' Tryst at The National Piping Centre The National Piping Centre is located at the top of Hope Street. We offer a cosy home from home for pipers, visitors to Glasgow, locals, wedding packages and event guests.
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The Piper's Tryst Restaurant can seat up to 40 and is available for breakfasts, lunch, pre-theatre and a la carte dining. We serve the very best in Scottish food with a modern twist! Our cosy hotel has 8 bed rooms right in the heart of the city offering the best possible location, only two minutes from the main shopping thoroughfare of Sauchiehall Street. We can cater for Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Corporate events, Birthday Parties, Retirement Parties for up to 120 seated guests and 150 evening guests. So why not take a wander up Hope Street to explore everything we have to offer.

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General Manager: Natalie Davidson & Caitlin Houston

Culinary Team: Eddie Shaw

Attire: Casual

We have had some great dishes here at The Pipers' Tryst in the last few years! One of our faves from 2018, and something...
12/06/2020

We have had some great dishes here at The Pipers' Tryst in the last few years! One of our faves from 2018, and something we could really do with this #FoodieFriday, is our Haggis Tacos. These were the perfect Mexican/Scottish fusion and the whisky cream sauce was the perfect topping!

For today's #ThrowbackThursday we are looking back to a fantastic wedding we threw here in March 2017 - Kevin and Sooty ...
11/06/2020

For today's #ThrowbackThursday we are looking back to a fantastic wedding we threw here in March 2017 - Kevin and Sooty O'Neill. We just loved this view through our porthole windows in our auditorium door, and the candles looked fantastic at this evening event! 🥰

If you want to find out more about our weddings go to www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/weddings

This #WeddingWednesday, you might be feeling like all your plans are on hold. If you were planning your special day and ...
10/06/2020
How to Plan a Wedding in Six Months - The National Piping Centre

This #WeddingWednesday, you might be feeling like all your plans are on hold. If you were planning your special day and feel like you have dropped the threads of it all, take a look at our blog! How to plan your wedding in six months gives you all the details you need for a fantastic wedding in a short planning time! Head over and read now:

Have you heard about our Winter Wedding Package? Available until February, The Winter Wedding Package at The National Piping Centre features everything you need to host the perfect winter wedding - Including a world-class piper and red carpet arrival! Our handy checklist features everything you'll n...

Are you looking for a great Father's Day Gift that you can share together when this is all over? Why not buy your dad ou...
09/06/2020

Are you looking for a great Father's Day Gift that you can share together when this is all over? Why not buy your dad our Restaurant Gift Vouchers. Then you can plan a special meal together after lockdown.. and help keep our resturant going through this tough time. They are available in £10 and £20 denominations, and to order yours call 0141 353 5556 or email: [email protected], when our restaurant is back open for business. They are available in £10 and £20 denominations, and to order yours call 0141 353 5556 or email: [email protected]

Its #FoodieFriday and after all the great weather, this week has been a bit of a shock. So we are just going to bury our...
05/06/2020

Its #FoodieFriday and after all the great weather, this week has been a bit of a shock. So we are just going to bury ourselves in a big, steamy, gooey bowl of Macaroni Cheese... And Chef Eddies is some of the best around. Remember if you try any of our recipes, please tag us in them - we'd love to see your dishes!

For today's #ThrowbackThursday we are throwing it back to the very first Piping Live festival in 2004 - when it was call...
04/06/2020

For today's #ThrowbackThursday we are throwing it back to the very first Piping Live festival in 2004 - when it was called Piping Hot! We found photos for the first Street Cafe - or street sessions. There was no marquee, no stage... but there were most definitely cold pints! Were you there?

If you are wedding planning, we are still here for you! We are taking enquiries about hosting weddings, helping with arr...
03/06/2020
Weddings - The National Piping Centre

If you are wedding planning, we are still here for you! We are taking enquiries about hosting weddings, helping with arrangements and so much more. Head over to our website to find out about our wedding packages, our blog and so much more. Then get in touch! https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/hire/glasgow-city/weddings

The Piping Centre is a wedding venue in Glasgow. We have an expert team on hand at our wedding venue in Glasgow ready to help you create the perfect wedding day

We were in our building today, checking it was all ok and looking at ways we can make it safe for you when we can all re...
02/06/2020

We were in our building today, checking it was all ok and looking at ways we can make it safe for you when we can all return! It looked very pretty in the sunshine.

Looking for a gift for a friend, treat for a key worker or just want to spoil yourself? Why not support an independent c...
01/06/2020

Looking for a gift for a friend, treat for a key worker or just want to spoil yourself? Why not support an independent charity too! Support us now by biuying Gift Vouchers for our restaurant and have a great meal when we re-open! They are available in £10 and £20 denominations, and to order yours call 0141 353 5556 or email: [email protected], when our restaurant is back open for business. They are available in £10 and £20 denominations, and to order yours call 0141 353 5556 or email: [email protected]

We know its meant to be #FoodieFriday, but its such a scorcher that we are just wishing we were sitting here, sipping so...
29/05/2020

We know its meant to be #FoodieFriday, but its such a scorcher that we are just wishing we were sitting here, sipping something cold and refreshing from our Scottish Gin Menu in our sun-trap of an outside seating spot! Have a lovely weekend, dont forget your suncream!
#drinkaware

Its #ThrowbackThursday so we thought we would look aaaaalll the way back to before we opened! This picture shows our bui...
28/05/2020

Its #ThrowbackThursday so we thought we would look aaaaalll the way back to before we opened! This picture shows our building in circa 1995 just before the renovations commenced to turn the Old Cowcaddens Church into The National Piping Centre and The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant & Hotel as you know and love it!

Its #WedingWednesday and we too a dive back into our blog archive. A year ago this week we posted our Top Tips for Brida...
27/05/2020
Top Tips for Brides: Wedding Make-Up - The National Piping Centre

Its #WedingWednesday and we too a dive back into our blog archive. A year ago this week we posted our Top Tips for Bridal Make-up... how to plan yours, diy v mua and other ideas! Head over now for a read. And if you are planning a wedding or looking for a venue, head to our wedding pages to find out more! www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/weddings

At The National Piping Centre, we've been hosting weddings for a number of years now. Get expert wedding advice from our experienced team of wedding co-ordinators in our wedding blog section.The National Piping Centre is a wedding venue in the heart of Glasgow with an experienced team on hand to cre...

We are always surprised by how good our building looks... from any angle!
26/05/2020

We are always surprised by how good our building looks... from any angle!

Our team have been missing their favourite dishes from our menu, and have had a go a recreating them at home. Caitlin ha...
25/05/2020

Our team have been missing their favourite dishes from our menu, and have had a go a recreating them at home. Caitlin had a go at the Hot Smoked Salmon with Scottish Cheddar Cheese, Helen tried the King Prawn Caesar Salad, Emily took a shot at our Chickpea Curry with Cous Cous and Andrew Bova used our recipe for the Cullen Skink to try his own! These look great - but have you tried any of ours? Lets see in the comments! 👇

It's #FoodieFriday and we have another recipe for you! If you are feeling adventurous this weekend then why not try maki...
22/05/2020

It's #FoodieFriday and we have another recipe for you! If you are feeling adventurous this weekend then why not try making our Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Banana and Bacon Roulade with a thyme jus and potato cake. We promise its a taste sensation! If you try it, tag us in the picture - we'd love to see your results.

Ingredients:

- 1x 5-6ox breast of chicken
- 1x Banana
- 2x Rashers of streaky bacon
- Handful of asparagus
- Handful of pea shoots
- 2x Potatoes baked in skin

For the sauce:

- 1x Small onion diced
- 1x Sprig of thyme
- ½ pint of chicken stock, reduced to sauce

Method:

- Pan roast chicken breast in oven for approx 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees. Leave to rest.
- Bake potatoes in skin until cooked, scoop out the middle, add butter and seasoning. When the rest is ready shape into a cake.
- Blanch asparagus in slightly salted boiling water until cooked, approx. 2-3 minutes.
- Cut banana into 4 and wrap in bacon. Skewer together with rosemary or a cocktail stick then cook in the oven for approx. 4 minutes.
For the Sauce
- Finely dice a small onion and sweat down until soft
- Add a tablespoon of flour and cook for 1 minute
- Add thyme and chicken stock and leave to thicken

- Enjoy!

We were shocked to hear on last night's One Show that some couples are being charged for weddings that were postponed du...
21/05/2020
Weddings - The National Piping Centre

We were shocked to hear on last night's One Show that some couples are being charged for weddings that were postponed due to the pandemic crisis. We have worked hard with all our couples to reassure them that there will be no extra venue costs for changes or cancellations. We hope all our couples feel reassured by our team and we just want you to have the most gorgeous wedding - whenever that will be. Sending love to all couples with delayed wedding plans, we are here to help as a venue and expert wedding coordinators if you need us!

The Piping Centre is a wedding venue in Glasgow. We have an expert team on hand at our wedding venue in Glasgow ready to help you create the perfect wedding day

Have you ever noticed this wee gem? The Wee Ladies Dancin' window is right up above the main stair case between the rest...
19/05/2020

Have you ever noticed this wee gem? The Wee Ladies Dancin' window is right up above the main stair case between the restaurant and Auditorium. We think it looks like the bird's eye view from the Ivory Room - what do you think?

Support us now and have a great meal when we re-open! You can now buy our gift vouchers, and use them to treat yourself,...
18/05/2020

Support us now and have a great meal when we re-open! You can now buy our gift vouchers, and use them to treat yourself, friends and family or your favourite key worker, when our restaurant is back open for business. They are available in £10 and £20 denominations, and to order yours call 0141 353 5556 or email: [email protected]

This #FoodieFriday we fancy a treat... and our Halloumi Supper, with hand cut chips and tomato chutney would just hit th...
15/05/2020

This #FoodieFriday we fancy a treat... and our Halloumi Supper, with hand cut chips and tomato chutney would just hit the spot. This battered squeaky cheese brings its salty goodness and apried with the sweet tomato chutney its a little bit special. Its would get out vote this weekend!

This #ThrowbackThursday we looked back to Feb this year... and our amazingly yummy Nutella Fondant Pudding... we'd eat t...
14/05/2020

This #ThrowbackThursday we looked back to Feb this year... and our amazingly yummy Nutella Fondant Pudding... we'd eat this all right now!

With this ongoing lockdown, we know that planning a wedding is difficult. If you would like to get married this year, ta...
13/05/2020
Winter Wedding Package - The National Piping Centre

With this ongoing lockdown, we know that planning a wedding is difficult. If you would like to get married this year, take a look at our Winter Wedding Package! From just £2700 you can have a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception with us for you and 50 guests. So get in touch and plan for a beautiful Winter Wedding this year! Get in touch with us now.

Our Winter Wedding Package has everything you need to host the perfect winter wedding. The winter wedding package is based on 50 guests and starts at £2700

We are still here to help! If you want to plan a special dinner or big party for later this year, we can take you throug...
12/05/2020
Events - The National Piping Centre

We are still here to help! If you want to plan a special dinner or big party for later this year, we can take you through the whole planning process. Get in touch now to book a date and plan your celebration!

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

What a fantastic day here in Glasgow, if a little chilly. We know we would definitely be sitting out in our south facing...
11/05/2020

What a fantastic day here in Glasgow, if a little chilly. We know we would definitely be sitting out in our south facing sun trap today!

This #FoodieFriday we would be choosing our Lamb Burger with mint raita and handcut chips. Its a beautiful showcase of S...
08/05/2020

This #FoodieFriday we would be choosing our Lamb Burger with mint raita and handcut chips. Its a beautiful showcase of Scottish produce as well a great Friday night dinner! What are you having for dinner this evening?

We miss meeting our tour groups, so we thought we would have a #throwbackthursday to some of the fun groups we have host...
07/05/2020

We miss meeting our tour groups, so we thought we would have a #throwbackthursday to some of the fun groups we have hosted! If you would like to bring a group to try the bagpipes, head over to our website now and find out more here: https://bit.ly/TNPCComeandTry

For Wedding Wednesday, we took a dive back into our blog archive, for more planning tips. Adding a piper to your wedding...
06/05/2020
What to expect from your Wedding Piper - The National Piping Centre

For Wedding Wednesday, we took a dive back into our blog archive, for more planning tips. Adding a piper to your wedding can makes it extra special, and adds one of the finishing touches. But so many people are unsure of what a piper will do and what they can play. So this blog gives you what you need to confidently ask a piper to be part of your wedding! Read on:

At The National Piping Centre, we've been hosting weddings for a number of years now. Get expert wedding advice from our experienced team of wedding co-ordinators in our wedding blog section.The National Piping Centre is a wedding venue in the heart of Glasgow with an experienced team on hand to cre...

05/05/2020
Donald, Willie and His Dog - #Tunesday

We thought we would give you something a little different today, and join in with #Tunesday. Here is one from one of The National Piping Centre's teachers - Dan Nevans, called Donald, WIllie and His Dog. Enjoy!

04/05/2020
Slainte!

This time last week, we had just found out that we had won Intimate Wedding Venue of the Year in the 2020 Scottish Hotel Awards. We wanted to celebrate as team with a cheeky bottle of fizz, but as we can't be together, we made it work like this! Slainte!

Thanks to Cinemate Films for putting together our wee video!

Its #FoodieFriday and we think after such a great week we deserve a treat! If we were open today, we would be tucking in...
01/05/2020

Its #FoodieFriday and we think after such a great week we deserve a treat! If we were open today, we would be tucking into this Fraserburgh Haddock Supper with handcut chips and mushy peas. What would you have?

We are missing weddings this week, so we thought we would have a wee #throwbackthursday to lots of fun with Andrew and A...
30/04/2020

We are missing weddings this week, so we thought we would have a wee #throwbackthursday to lots of fun with Andrew and Andrew and Marc from one big picture photography who featured on our blog earlier this year. Also - to when our Caitlin had long hair!! Read Marc's blog again here: https://bit.ly/OBPweddingblog

It is #WeddingWednesday and this week we wanted to look forward! If you are recently engaged and would like to get marri...
29/04/2020
Winter Wedding Package - The National Piping Centre

It is #WeddingWednesday and this week we wanted to look forward! If you are recently engaged and would like to get married sooner rather than later, then check out our Winter Wedding Package! For dates from November 2020 - February 2021, this package for 50 guests is everything you need for a perfect winter wedding day. Find out more at our website and enquire today!

Our Winter Wedding Package has everything you need to host the perfect winter wedding. The winter wedding package is based on 50 guests and starts at £2700

In all the excitement of our national award win yesterday, we didn't realise that we had also won two regional awards! W...
28/04/2020

In all the excitement of our national award win yesterday, we didn't realise that we had also won two regional awards! We want to send a massive virtual Congratulations to venue manager Natalie, who won the regional award for Restaurant Manager of the Year and The Pipers' Tryst was Glasgow and Clyde's Bar Dining experience the year at the 2020 Scottish Hotel Awards! We are thrilled with this awards, its great to get such recognition from our peers!

We have some FANTASTIC news for a Monday morning. Last night at the virtual Scottish Hotel Awards 2020, we were awarded ...
27/04/2020

We have some FANTASTIC news for a Monday morning. Last night at the virtual Scottish Hotel Awards 2020, we were awarded the national "Intimate Wedding Venue of the Year". We are so excited to be recognised by a national body for all our hardwork making wedding dreams come true!

It should have been our wedding walkaround just now, where we welcome couples to view our venue and start planning their...
26/04/2020

It should have been our wedding walkaround just now, where we welcome couples to view our venue and start planning their big day. But we have a virtual walk around over in pur insta-stories for you. So if you are planning your big day, head over and have a look! www.instagram.com/nationalpipingcentre

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Excellent customer woo from The Chefs at The Pipers Tryst! Thanks Eddie xx