Roastit Bubbly Jocks

Roastit Bubbly Jocks
450 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6SE
  • Telephone 0141 339 3355
  • Food served Mon/Tues 5pm–9.30pm; Wed/Thurs noon-3pm, 5–9.30pm; Fri/Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times 5–6.30pm daily.
  • Average price £22 (lunch); £22 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £14
  • Email
  • Website www.roastitbubblyjocks.co.uk
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Roastit Bubbly Jocks
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Back in the 18th century, turkeys were reared on hills not far from where this popular, contemporary neighborhood venue now resides. When cooked, the birds were known as Roastit Bubbly Jocks, so while the restaurant's name stands out for its seemingly abstract etymology, it’s perfectly fitting and in-tune with the owners’ philosophy of locally sourcing produce for the carefully chosen menu. Dishes change seasonally, but firm favourites such as scallops with Stornoway black pudding and apple purée provides a biting, peppery introduction. A pork belly and black pudding salad with mango chutney isn't as successful, the component parts feeling too heavy, the leaves too light. Mains include a huge portion of chicken with chunky boulangère potatoes that will satisfy the most hungry of diners. The specials board is always worthy of examination – sea bream tastes so fresh it could have been caught from the Clyde after the order was placed, its skin perfectly crispy. The drinks range is limited due to space, but the wine list is well selected and the atmosphere always welcoming.

  • High point: Warm neighbourhood vibe
  • Low point: Pork and black pudding salad too heavy
  • Notable dish: Pan-seared scallops with Stornoway black pudding and apple purée
  • Average price: £22 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Florence and the Machine
  • Capacity: 54
  • Largest group: 65
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Partick, Glasgow

13 Apr 2011

A guide to your local neighbourhoods

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