Gusto & Relish

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Gusto & Relish
729–731 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AA
  • Telephone 0141 4241233
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8.30am–5pm
  • Average price £9 (lunch); £9 (evening meal)
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Both bacon and cakes are made in-house at this perennially popular Southside café – perfect for a refuel after a walk round Queens Park.

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This cosy Southside café was quietly leading the way in curing its own in-house meats long before many a hipster bar across Glasgow decided it needed it’s own smoker. Join the young families and laptop warriors who keep Gusto and Relish buzzing and vibrant all day long and grab a sample of the unmissable home-cured bacons and pastrami, which come served up on doorstop-size sandwiches with homemade chutneys or slathered with Emmental and dill pickles in a bagel. The likes of a nutmeg-laced baked eggs Florentine and haggis bruschetta drizzled with fruity rapeseed oil complete the well-established and thoughtful all-day menu. Don’t forget to finish up with some of the hearty home-baking, too – you can always burn off that slab of crunchy ginger loaf on the Queens Park swings nearby.

  • High point: Home-cured bacon makes all the difference
  • Low point: Can sometimes feel a bit like a creche
  • Notable dish: Pastrami bagel
  • Average price: £9 (lunch); £9 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Occasional live entertainment based around community events, e.g. Southside Festival
  • Capacity: 32
  • Largest group: 26 (for supper club or private dining)
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0

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