The Lansdowne

The Lansdowne
7a Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow, G20 6NQ
  • Telephone 0141 334 4653
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £11 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.lansdownebar.co.uk
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Birra Moretti
Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen
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Set back from Great Western Road in a quiet, residential street, this basement bar has a laid-back feel. Prices ensure a discerning crowd, attracting football managers and Scottish comedians on occasion, as well as students and older professionals. The menu offers some adventurous options: red snapper with tomato, caper and olive sauce or crab linguini with chilli. A squeeze of lemon lifts the crab, but the red snapper can be a little dry. Perhaps more cautious choices are safer – the battered chicken is dip-ably good. For dessert, lemon tart is a good choice: feisty, creamy and too good to share. The décor is somewhere between glamorous boudoir and classy sports bar. However, despite numerous flat screens, it’s kid-friendly, with lots of space. It’s busy for big matches and a comfortable place to watch football and rugby, especially if you call ahead and book a table.

  • High point: Relaxed, sociable space for cocktails, football fixtures and families
  • Low point: Fish edging towards being overcooked
  • Notable dish: Lemon tart with pouring cream

The Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen is what you’d call a ‘hidden gem’ – tucked away in the lovely Lansdowne Crescent, our basement bar and restaurant has a comfortable and homely feel!! Lots of little booths and comfy couches, and a bright and airy conservatory …… we have something for everyone.

The Lansdowne, or the LBK as the regulars know it, is the perfect place to come for amazing pub grub. On a weekend the restaurant is buzzing with diners, and more than often, private parties in our conservatory!! Our menu has a little something to offer everyone; from a Haggis burger, to a Moroccan salad, to a Seafood risotto all tastes are catered for. We’ve got healthy sized portions from a head chef that really enjoys cooking good food!!

If you fancy just popping out for a wee drink we’ve got something to please everyone, for the girls we have our fantastic range of cocktails while the guys can sample our amazing range of draught beers & lagers, or vice versa; we know some guys who love our cocktails and lager is slowly becoming the new wine for some girls. We’ve also got a wide selection of wines from both the new world and the old, with favourites like the classic Pinot Grigio to new exciting organic wines.

We also offer entertainment every weekend, Fridays & Saturdays we have a really interesting mix of DJ’s playing soulful funk to soft house to retro jazz!! We have Live jazz every Sunday, but not just your traditional ‘old school jazz’ we funk it up with younger, interesting bands to keep things fresh – “The Marco Cafolla Electric Jazz Quartet” always goes down a treat.

The staff at The LBK are especially friendly, and revel on the busyness of the bar …… the busier the bar, the better the atmosphere!! The staff have a real connection with the customers, and each member of the LBK team are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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  • Private dining: 25-30
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mixed: soul, funk, even house
  • Live entertainment: Quiz on Monday
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 21
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Great Western Road, Glasgow

19 Dec 2011

Including The Captain's Rest, The Belle and Lupe Pintos

What’s it like? One big road full of pubs, cafés and little shops. Flats are mostly old tenements above the bars, restaurants and stores which go up most of the road. Where’s it, like? In the West End, a stone’s throw from Woodlands and Byres Road.