History of The Corinthian
History of The Corinthian
The Corinthian Club stands on the site of the renowned 18th century Virginia Mansion, which was constructed for prominent City Merchant George Buchanan, and was famed as being one of the finest private residences in Glasgow.
The location itself is historic and symbolizes the social and commercial development of Glasgow in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The original building was demolished to make way for the Glasgow and Ship Bank, and later the Union Bank of Scotland. In this David Hamilton created one of the city’s most elaborate and richly decorated buildings, both internally and externally. It was extended and embellished over many decades by highly acclaimed architects, artists and artisans, including James Salmon (Snr), John Thomas and James Ballantine.
Converted into justiciary courts, one of the UK’s finest Victorian interiors had many of it’s features hidden from public view behind false walls and ceilings.
Painstakingly restored as The Corinthian. Details such as the Roman Doric pilastrade, elaborate cornicing, 26 foot glass dome, superb sculptural plasterwork and freestanding classical figures were revealed once more.
After being extensively refurbished it opened it’s doors once again as ‘The Corinthian Club’, with the interior design and restoration being undertaken by internationally renowned design fi rm Graven Images.
The iconic Corinthian dome remains a focal point, located directly above Teller’s Bar and Brasserie, a space which was once the route to the court cells.
What people are saying about us…
The Nosey Parkers room was just fab!! We all loved it and I heard no negative comments from any of the ladies on the hen night.
So a big thank you again and I will highly recommend the Corinthian to friends and family.
Just a short note to say thank you very much for a great night on Friday. Feed back was great. Service, Food, Band, all Great along with the Bar Staff.
It would only be fair to highlight how good Chelsea was at looking after me. She was first class and a pleasure to deal with. Please thank her for helping make the night a great success.
Everyone enjoyed the cocktails, meal and overall surroundings and atmosphere. Therefore please pass on our thanks to all the staff including Ethan who was a big hit with the ladies although was very professional and knowledgeable.
We hope to return in the future and will be recommending to our friends and family.
The food, venue and service were all excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves (some of them a bit too much it seems judging by the sore heads this morning – always a sign of a good night!)
Can we extend a special thank you to Rory, our dedicated barman who was fab.
Amazing value, the food was just superb, the service was same. Could not fault it. I had home made creamy lentil soup with croutons, hubby had smoked salmon, for mains I had salmon hubby had chicken, we had large glass of red wine including and bread brought to the table, outstanding value and the food was top class! Service was impeccable too!
I just thought I’d send a wee email to thank you for the set up of our baby shower on Saturday; looked fantastic and certainly had the wow factor required for such a happy occasion.
We had an absolute ball and would definitely recommend the Corinthian to friends and family for any future celebrations.
We had Afternoon Tea to celebrate my Mum’s 80th Birthday. I would just like to say how wonderful the day was, from the moment we arrived Lesley (our waitress) could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much bother. The service was second to none with a genuine feeling of ‘happy to help’.
The Afternoon Tea itself was delicious and beautifully presented. The guests that were there all agreed, and are still talking about it.
Thank You for helping to make a special day a very memorable one for all the right reasons.
I would very much like to thank the whole staff team from bar staff, staff serving in the brasserie, the bar man in Nosey Parkers and the management team.
Thanks to their efficient and friendly service my job of organising a successful hen night for my friend was made much easier.
All in attendance were very impressed with the whole experience at Corinthian. Would definitely recommend Corinthian to friends and family for future events.