The Burrell Café

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The Burrell Café
The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
  • Telephone 0141 632 3910
  • Food served Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–4.30pm; Fri & Sun 11am–4.30pm.
  • Average price £11 (lunch)
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Reliable soup, sandwiches and more in an awe-inspiring setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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It would be fair to say that most of the regulars come here for the setting. Not only does the café overlook a green, tree-lined field, it is also just happens to be in the belly of a grand building showcasing a world-class collection of art and artefacts, spanning more than 2000 years. That’s quite something to consider when tucking into a delicately crisp, battered fish with chunky chips, a belt-busting baked potato with veggie chilli, a hearty slice of apple pie with a cup of peppermint tea, or a gluten-free pear and chocolate biscuit from Wooden Spoon. This is all courtesy of the Encore team which services all Glasgow Life venues in a similarly reliable vein. The big news is, of course, that the Burrell Collection is due to close in October 2016 for a four-year renovation. By the time it opens its doors again (for the 27th edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide), there will be a large expanse of decking outside … and maybe, just maybe, hoverboard parking.

  • High point: Admiring the Degas
  • Low point: Could be a long walk from the counter on a busy day
  • Notable dish: Veggie chilli and baked potato
  • Average price: £11 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 1983
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

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