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The name’s Central. Grand Central

A HOTEL in Glasgow city centre has been named as the favourite eatery of legendary spy James Bond.

Bond stayed at the Grand Central in the 1981 novel Licence Renewed.

Bond stayed at the Grand Central in the 1981 novel Licence Renewed.

The Grand Central Hotel was cited as Bond’s favourite venue in the UK and Ireland by travel blog GoEuro.

The website worked with Matt Sherman, author of James Bond’s Cuisine: 007’s Every Last Meal, to compile a list of the spy’s favourite venues, based on the locations mentioned in the Ian Fleming and John Gardener novels.

The Grand Central Hotel featured in Gardener’s 1981 Bond novel Licence Renewed. In the book Bond stays at the hotel, enjoying a breakfast of porridge, scrambled eggs, toast and coffee and an evening meal of smoked salmon and fillet steak.

Laurie Nicol, general manager of the Grand Central, said the hotel’s top spot “reinforces Glasgow’s position as a first-class travel destination”.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming foodies, travellers and Bond fans alike to Grand Central Hotel to discover 007’s favourite hangout and wine and dine like the classy secret agent himself,” said Nicol.

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