725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 8QX

survey result

Summary

£168
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Worth the effort to get a table in this excellent star of Glasgow’s culinary scene” – this nowadays renowned fixture in the city’s dining line-up opened in 2008 in the West End, but emerged as a foodie hotspot in 2019 with the appointment of chef Lorna McGee; and it is acclaimed in our survey as “clearly the best fine dining in town”, with a tasting menu that’s “imaginative, seasonal and based on Scottish ingredients where possible”; all backed up by staff who are “enthusiastic and knowledgeable”. On the downside, “this has taken to being rather pricey for the city, but to complain over-much would be churlish as quality is brilliant and the welcome too”. Top Menu Tip – “we particularly enjoyed a scallop starter with hazelnut and caviar”.

Summary

£153
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The passion and intelligence in linking the food and wine is impressive” at this increasingly renowned destination in the West End. Founded in 2008 (and entering our guide in 2018), it won Glasgow’s first Michelin star for 18 years in 2021 shortly after the appointment as chef of Lorna McGee (an Andrew Fairlie protégée). All reports acknowledge its “exceptional” cuisine, served from an eight-course tasting menu, and feel it’s “fully deserving of its awards”. “It’s becoming more pricey”, though, to the extent some fans “fear it’s now becoming inaccessible even for those very special occasions”.

Summary

£141
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lorna McGee, a protégée of the late, great Andrew Fairlie, helped secure a Michelin star – Glasgow’s first for 18 years – within months of her appointment as head chef last year, taking over from co-owner Chris Charalambous. The recognition was “truly deserved” (and already two years overdue): “the food is superb” and “you’re treated like royalty” at this understated West End outfit – “I always liked Cail Bruich food-wise, but it’s genuinely even better under its new head chef”. “Shared the Chef’s Table and Lorna inspected every plate that left the kitchen personally, to make sure everything was just perfect”. “Fish and seafood figure prominently in the dishes, reflecting our Scottish waters”.

Summary

£63
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Really carefully thought out and extremely well executed dishes”“some of the best in Scotland”“showcase the best of Scottish produce” at Paul & Chris Charalambous’s under-the-radar, yet exceptional West End outfit. “Even when a dish is a little challenging – such as a pre-dessert of white asparagus parfait with black olive meringue and marinated strawberries – when eaten the combination was a delicious revelation”. “A slight refresh to the décor has worked well, though there’s not much they can do about the unprepossessing exterior”.

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Owner's description

Our stylish restaurant & bar - in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant West End - offers casual, modern Scottish dining and select drinks.

We passionately craft our menus with an appreciation of the finest ingredients and produce, all available from Scotland's outstanding natural larder.

Cail Bruich, 725 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX.

Holder of 3 AA Rosettes.

 

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 140.00 Always available 9
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Menu
No dress code
28
N/A

Cail Bruich Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Cail Bruich Restaurant in G12, Glasgow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cail Bruich restaurant.
Julie J
Amazing!!...
Reviewed 10 months, 28 days ago

"Amazing!!"

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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm‑12 am
Wednesday6:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday6:30 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑12 am
SundayCLOSED

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