Cail Bruich

Cail Bruich
725 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
  • Telephone 0141 334 6265
  • Food served Mon/Tue 6–9pm; Wed–Sat noon–2pm, 6–9pm; Sun 1–7pm
  • Email
  • Website www.cailbruich.co.uk
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Cail Bruich

A strong focus on seasonality, exceptional sourcing and top quality cooking make this one of Glasgow's finest restaurants

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Cail Bruich’s 10th anniversary brought with it a comprehensive renovation that has seen it adopt a far more organic look through a brighter colour scheme and tables stripped back for a natural wood finish – signalled on first entry by a bespoke maître d' station, hewn from the trunk of a fallen Scots lime. This recast has cultivated a more informal dining area and is symbolic of a restaurant that is assured in what it is doing. A £50 three-course evening menu is generously disingenuous as the meal is sprinkled with various pre-starter snacks, commencing with a pumpkin gougère and closing with a chicken consommé of considerable depth and clarity. An opener of Orkney scallops with sea kale and artichoke is exceptional – great sear on the mollusc while its components are brought together by an emulsified, blood-orange butter. Perfectly pink Goosnargh duck, with its skin peppered with fennel and coriander seeds, arrives with an earthy carrot purée and toasted pumpkin jus to make for an equally impressive main. If it is Cail Bruich’s intention of securing a much-vaunted star, the level they are operating on now suggests they don’t need to reach much further.

The List's rating
8.8

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Rory McGinley visited Cail Bruich on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Each dish is distinctive, creative and sharp in presentation
  • Low point: Entry wine at £26 isn't cheap
  • Notable dish: Apple and malt crumble souffle
  • Average price: £24 (set lunch); £50 three courses; £60 tasting menu (set dinner)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mix
  • Capacity: 42
  • Largest group: 46
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
  • House wine: £26 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best Scottish restaurants in Glasgow

29 May 2019

Taste the best of modern Scottish food across the city

A diversity of approach in terms of style, commitment to tradition and progressive culinary thought are all elements that make the current Scottish food scene so enthralling.

Cail Bruich West

4 Sep 2008

Gael force

No one quite expected the Gaelic renaissance to include food. Fiona Anderson took along her phrasebook for a meal in Glasgow's West End.

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