Bar Soba

Bar Soba
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
  • Telephone 0141 204 2404
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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Great value Pan-Asian street food, beers and cocktails, all served in a design-conscious hangout with live DJs four nights a week.

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Mitchell Lane’s branch of the Bar Soba chain is uniquely appointed on the ground level of Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, the Lighthouse. Seats on one half of the room line a glass wall which faces onto the reception area of the impressive Rennie Mackintosh designed building. Patrons can people-watch the hubbub of tourists and artists as they sip on a cocktail from the bar’s extensive menu. Most imaginable mixed drinks are available here, with pages dedicated to old favourites, in-house creations (notable mention goes to the Coconut and Chilli daiquiri made with lychee syrup, coconut rum, served with a lemongrass and chilli sugar rim) and Eastern-inspired concoctions – a nod to the bar’s Pan-Asian food menu. Food on offer is more than a sum of its parts, a country-hopping selection of Thai curries, Japanese ramen, Indonesian rice bowls and beyond. It is well executed and more accomplished than it needs to be in a bar that already has a lot going for it. The Mitchell Lane spot boasts a carefully curated programme of live entertainment with in-demand DJs including Sub Club’s Harri and Domenic and DJ Mash booked in for regular slots.

  • High point: Considered selection of local DJs
  • Low point: Less gluten-free and vegetarian options after recent menu change
  • Notable dish: Nasi goreng
  • Average price: £8.95 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Private dining: 22 (downstairs)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live DJs Thu–Sat
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 1999
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Street food bursts out from its exotic enclave in Glasgow and Edinburgh

2 Apr 2015

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