It’s official. The robots are taking over. But when they’re serving me unlimited grub, I actually don’t even mind. Providing a pretty unique service in Glasgow, these new bots form newly-opened COSMO’s USP – which allows guests to enjoy a completely digital service when dining in their restaurant.
This concept is the first of its kind in the city and one I can totally get on board with, being the introvert that I am, made even better by the fact that the lengthy menu is all-you-can-eat.
Cooked up fresh in the kitchen by the COSMO team of human employees, guests can dig into a menu featuring dishes from the World of Asia, Tasting Kitchen, Teppanyaki, Continental or even a full roast, any day of the week. Highlights include the hand-picked selection of the very best Cantonese, Sichuan and Fujian dishes, as well as crispy pakora, fluffy naan or aromatic saag aloo from the House of Spice menu.
Each dish is brought over by the restaurant’s robot waiters, Bella and Hola, which you can grab your plates off when it swings by your table. It’s an absolute dream come true for the socially awkward, with no human interaction required when ordering your food.
But Bella and Hola are so much more than just a serving trolley on wheels. Operated by a bespoke app, Bella can also interact with customers as well as showing different expressions and making funny remarks such as “stop touching my ear!” As for Hola, the robot can also send messages to team members, letting them know the robot has arrived and is ready to be loaded up with orders.
COSMO, which opened its doors in the St Enoch Centre in February, are now also inviting guests to sign up to their database, which features some birthday offers, alongside a personal happy birthday rendition from the restaurant’s resident robots. By signing up to the database guests can experience benefits like a meal and bottle of prosecco on their birthday on the house. What more could you possibly ask for on the big day?
Suzanne Wink, operations director at COSMO said: “We’re thrilled to reveal the latest additions to the COSMO team, with our new robots Bella and Hola fitting right in! We’re currently recruiting to fill even more positions in the restaurant, and both robots are there to assist the team with duties such as clearing tables and dishes, or showing customers to their seats.
“Our birthday bonus will allow us to treat our database customers to a little something extra on their big day, and Bella and Hola will be practising their Happy Birthday performances to get ready!”
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COSMO, Unit R4, St Enoch Centre, 55 St Enoch Square, G1 4BW