Food review: Central Cafe – breakfast in Barrhead

Great wee Cafe near the train station We were off the home turf just before pay day in Barrhead but where is good to eat in Barrhead?  Central Cafe looked interesting from the outside, a proper old cafe and it was busy – generally a good sign and popular with pensioners, double money saving points!…

Shawlands Wetherspoon gets go-ahead

Planning permission for historic Southside building JD Wetherspoon has been permitted to turn the historic building in Glasgow’s South Side into a pub. The old Waverley Cinema in Shawlands has lain empty since G1 Group left after its use as Tusk and Waverley Tea Rooms. Lost Glasgow has an excellent potted history on their page…

Sweet Jane Bakery to open in Glasgow’s East End

Mesa and Cafe Strange Brew team up to open new bakery in Glasgow’s East End The team behind popular brunch spots Mesa and Cafe Strange Brew are opening a brand new bakery in Dennistoun. Called Sweet Jane, after the Velvet Underground song , it will be launching on Duke Street, across the road from Mesa….

New menu for Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn

Tropical Tiki Bar Reveals New Small Plates Menu Glasgow bar, Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn has revealed a new Thai small plates menu which has been created by their head chef Thatchapon Leksriri. Classic distinctive Thai curries, creamy Panang with caramelised vegetables, palm sugar, chilli and fresh lime to authentic Phat Thai (Pad Thai) stir-fried…

Glasgow Bar Awards winners announced

Winners Announced at Glasgow’s  Bartenders Ball and Glasgow Bar Awards Last night saw the Scottish license trade celebrated everything great about the hospitality industry at the inaugural Glasgow Bartenders Ball and Glasgow Bar Awards. Winners were revealed at  Saint Luke’s at the awards created by the Glasgow Bartenders Club community members Andy Gemmell of The Gate,…

Free burgers and shakes at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe to cheer up Blue Monday with free stuff! Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow and Edinburgh are set to save the day this coming ‘Blue Monday’ (20th January 2020) by offering the first 100 people a FREE burger at the iconic Glasgow venue. Their sister venue, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh are also joining…

Where to celebrate Burns Night in Glasgow

Celebrate the birthday Rabbie Burns in Glasgow Each year, at the end of January, Glasgow parties to celebrate late, great poet, Robert Burns.  Expect to experience haggis, neeps and tatties and drams of whisky. Maybe a ceilidh dance The Ivy Buchanan Street toasts the Bard with limited-edition menu items for Burns Night The Ivy Buchanan…

NYC Bar & Grill, 185 Hope Street, Glasgow

2-4-1 Burgers at NYC Bar & Grill Its a horrible day and there’s 2-4-1 burgers on offer, well there’s only one thing for it.  Carbs for lunch!  NYC Bar & Grill on Hope Street has been here for a while and are generally known for their chicken wings.  Both myself and The Colonel agree that…

A Modern Burns Supper by Barry Bryson at Waitrose in Milngavie

Waitrose puts top Scottish chef on the Burns Supper menu in Milngavie One of Scotland’s leading private events chefs has teamed up with Waitrose and WeFiFo to offer Milngavie foodies a fresh twist on the traditional Burns Supper. Cater Edinburgh’s Barry Bryson has been handpicked by Waitrose pop up collaborators, WeFiFo, to host a special…

Ka Pao Glasgow opens for bookings

Ka Pao Glasgow Menu and booking link Ka Pao – the new sister restaurant and bar to Ox and Finch – is now open for bookings. The menu for Ka Pao  is also listed below.  The messy prawns were a fave of ours at the pop up so glad to see them on the menu….