The Left Bank

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The Left Bank
33–35 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU
  • Telephone 0141 339 5969
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–midnight; Sat/Sun 10am–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 9am–midnight; Sat/Sun 10am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £7.50 (choice of main courses)
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From brunch-time to late evening, this West End bistro keeps pulling in a faithful crowd for imaginative, well-considered cooking and laid-back drinks.

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Beyond its most dedicated of customers – and the Left Bank has plenty of them – not many people would likely proclaim this bright and airy Gibson street all-rounder to be the same symbol of cool contemporary dining today that it was upon opening over a decade ago. But then neither has it aged unkindly; rather it has settled comfortably into the role of faithful neighbourhood haunt, a place to roll up unplanned of a week-day evening or lazy weekend and know exactly what you’re going to get. Which is to say imaginative, well-considered dishes taking in a rich array of global flavours. For instance a Glasgow-meets-Mumbai starter of cauliflower pakora with chickpeas and raita, or zingy fresh hoi an chargrilled chicken skewers with lime leaf, lemongrass and sesame spicy satay sauce. Or a main as traditional as beer-battered North Sea haddock and chips or as exotic as Goan masala in seafood, chicken or tofu variants for all tastes and diets. With its stripped brick walls, tables and couches tucked hither and thither for whiling away the day and big floor-to-ceiling windows for watching the world go by, the Left Bank hasn’t been left behind.

The List's rating






Malcolm Jack visited The Left Bank on 25 January 2019
  • High point: Brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks – it’s always dependable
  • Low point: A contemporary refresh of the interiors might not be a bad idea
  • Notable dish: Hoi an chargrilled chicken skewers with lime leaf, lemongrass and sesame spicy satay sauce
  • Average price: £7.50 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 78
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

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