Battlefield Rest

Battlefield Rest
55 Battlefield Road, Glasgow, G42 9JL
  • Telephone 0141 636 6955
  • Seasonal times Open Sun if special occasion, eg Mother's Day or private party
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 4–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.90
  • Email
  • Website battlefieldrest.co.uk
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Battlefield Rest

Old tram station that blends the best in Italian cooking with Scottish ingredients and influence.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This Southside institution celebrates its 25th year in business this summer – and long may it continue to thrive. The location alone makes it a unique proposition. In a constantly evolving cityscape it remains a reminder of the not so recent past – where else can you dine in an old Glasgow tram shelter? Beloved of the local population, it’s a bustling, lively spot – booking is always advisable. The menu is vast, covering lunch, pre-theatre and à la carte options, with a focus on the long-standing relationship between Italy and Scotland, exemplified best by the linguine Scozezzi – a gorgeously creamy marriage of Shetland mussels, Arbroath smokies and pasta. There are myriad delights: the crostini goat’s cheese, with a salad of apple, celery and walnut, is exceptionally fresh; the calzone Battlefield is a meat-eater's dream; the humble rigatoni Piemonte is an old tomato-based favourite that sings. There’s an option to split a pizza and pasta dish for two – helpful for the switherers. For after, the ice-cream of choice is S. Luca’s delicious diary, with some whisky and tablet influenced treats alongside. Here's to another quarter century.

The List's rating
8.6

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

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Craig Angus visited Battlefield Rest on 6 February 2019
  • High point: Unique location and lively atmosphere
  • Low point: Desserts aren't quite as good as the mains
  • Notable dish: Linguine Scozzezi
  • Average price: £10.90 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: no
  • Capacity: 82 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 50, or 82 for a private function
  • Open since: 1994
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 22
  • House wine: £17.90 per bottle

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