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Colin Clydesdale’s “unique” venue is a stalwart of the West End, particularly the upstairs bar that’s “always full of a genuine crowd who want to soak up the ambience”, and enjoy “local favourites from neeps and haggis to fish and chips” – all of which can also be taken “more formally” in the downstairs restaurant.
Something of a local food hero, Colin Clydesdale’s long-established world food pioneer in the West End inspires strong but mixed feelings; all agree the eclectic food is “good and interesting”, but service can be a bit “cooler-than-thou”. The ambience of the lively upstairs bar is sometimes preferred to that of the basement restaurant.
Colin Clydesdale’s unique venue symbolises “genuine Glasgow” and although – with its bar and basement restaurant (for which you can book) – it “feels akin to a gastropub” the “décor is something else” and the “inventive and classy” cooking “so far ahead of the usual pub fare it’s not true”. “The quality and choice is equally good upstairs or down, and in the bar you’re surrounded by an eclectic West End mix of people”.
“If you want to experience the best of Glasgow’s West End, and be in an atmosphere of great humour, bonhomie and conviviality, this is the place to go” – Colin Clydesdale’s bar (upstairs)/restaurant (downstairs) continues to please, not least with dishes displaying a “unique Scottish twist”.
28 Gibson St, Glasgow, G12 8NX
MON -FRI 10AM-1AM SAT AND SUN - 11AM-1AM
Last orders: 11 pm