Roastit Bubbly Jocks
- 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
- Website www.roastitbubblyjocks.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2015 edition.
Roastit Bubbly Jocks is a welcome respite from the land of tenement buildings and second-hand shops that is Dumbarton Road. With a mishmash of quirky styles, including lots of abstract paintings on one wall, hand-made art decoesque lamps on another, and giant colourful see-through polka dot stickers on the windows, it has a familiar, homely feel to it – think of it as Partick’s front room. An enticing gin menu is also chalked up on a blackboard, and chirpy waiting staff buzz around. The menu focuses on fine Scottish ingredients. Try the Highland game terrine starter, which, depending on what’s available, might contain an entire woodland of creatures: hare, rabbit, pigeon, venison and duck, for example. The thick slab comes encrusted with currants and pistachios and is served with oatcakes and chutney: it’s rich, meaty and delicious. Main courses include plenty of meat options, including corn-fed chicken with Stornoway black pudding, or haunch of Argyll venison – perfectly pink with sweet red cabbage, game jus and creamy potato dauphinoise. If you’re after something smaller, the restaurant plans to introduce ‘small plates’ in 2015, or the pre-theatre menu takes things back to basics with old favourites such as prawn cocktail and mince and tatties.
- High point: Portions to make you loosen your belt
- Low point: They don’t always get it right
- Notable dish: Roast haunch of Argyll venison, celeriac puree, red cabbage, dauphinoise potatoes and game jus
- 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
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