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Summary

With its upstairs bar and downstairs dining room, this West End stalwart is celebrating its twenty fifth year of funky fare, featuring the likes of haggis ’n’ neeps and burgers alongside an eclectic array of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian offerings. But despite being oft-cited as a ‘founding father’ of the contemporary Glaswegian food scene, it attracted too little reporter interest for a rating this year.

£54
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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”.

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
50
150

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £16.00 £4.50 £4.55
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
28 Gibson St, Glasgow, G12 8NX
Opening hours
Monday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Tuesday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Wednesday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Thursday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Friday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Saturday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am
Sunday11 am-6 pm, 5 pm-1 am

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