The Bothy

The Bothy
11 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BG
  • Telephone 0141 334 4040
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6pm
  • Average price £13.95 (set lunch); £23 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £13.95
  • Email
  • Website www.bothyglasgow.co.uk
Photo of The Bothy
in association with
Birra Moretti

With a plum location in an atmospheric West End nook, the Bothy is as Scottish as its own thistle-patterned wallpaper.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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With its choice Ruthven Lane location and tourist-friendly menu, the Bothy is one of the most autonomous and assured of the G1 Group’s portfolio of eateries. Staff in kilts and gutties move through a space that’s both rustic log cabin and clean modern lines, while the kitchen offers all manner of classically Scottish cuisine that always pleases: Cullen skink with a pleasantly creamy finish, or Loch Fyne cold-smoked salmon. You can’t go wrong. Much is made of provenance, and ingredients are generally handled pretty well. Inverurie lamb rump’s seasoned crust gives way to a deep ruby, juicy piece of meat, while Peterhead lemon sole – impressively cooked on the bone – maintains that meaty-yet-delicate white flesh while still imparting the flavour of lemon butter, offset by capers with a hearty accompaniment of roast potatoes. But sometimes you want something simple. With that in mind, the Bothy also does a cracking fish and chips (from Scrabster), steaks (from Orkney), and good old beef and mushroom pie.

  • High point: Location location location
  • Low point: Beer selection is weak compared to the whisky, wine and gin ranges
  • Notable dish: Peterhead lemon sole with potatoes
Glasgow Larder

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  • Private dining: 22 / 8
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Open Ear - pop, rock, soul
  • Live entertainment: Acoustic guitar music on Fri nights
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 90
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle