Sloans

Sloans
62 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow, G2 8BG
  • Telephone 0141 221 8886
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11.30am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11.30am–1am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm.
  • Average price £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.sloansglasgow.com
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Long-running mac 'n' cheese haunt found in the city centre down a cobbled lane.

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Every city needs a place famed for its mac’n’cheese and in Glasgow, it’s Sloans. The pub, set down an atmospheric cobbled lane off Buchanan Street and reputed to be among the oldest in town, is even home to Scotland’s Macaroni Appreciation Club (yes, it’s a thing) as if further proof is needed of its local speciality pasta pedigree. Set back from the main thoroughfare of Buchanan Street, it excels in good, affordable pub grub done right – mac ’n’ cheese, obviously, with various toppings including parmesan and blush tomatoes, an excellent steak pie, or hog roast bap and apple sauce. What's more, a cap is doffed to locality in its sourcing, with bread from popular bakery Tapa and there is also a range of entertainment during the week that keeps punters and staff busy, including a pub quiz, musical bingo, a folk night and film nights.

  • High point: Outdoor seating for al fresco dining
  • Low point: Gets noisy on quiz nights
  • Notable dish: Mac 'n' cheese with parmesan and tomato topping
  • Average price: £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 300 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop/80s tunes
  • Live entertainment: Tue - movie night (2 film tickets and two meals for £13.95); Wed: folk night; Thu - pub quiz; Fri - ceilidh; Sun - musical bingo;
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 300
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: Sun–Thu £12.20; Fri–Sat £15.20 per bottle

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