Brasserie 19

Brasserie 19
19 New Kirk Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G61 3SJ
  • Telephone 0141 942 0865
  • Food served Tue-Fri noon–2 30pm, 5pm–10pm; Sat/Sun 12pm–10pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Market Menu available Sun–Thu all day; Fri/Sat until 6.30pm
  • Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £22 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2015 edition.

Located in a busy spot, this suburban restaurant is a place where locals can stop off, take a break and enjoy a glass of wine with a leisurely lunch or dinner. Covering the different reasons why residents might choose to eat out, they have a range of menus to cater for all budgets and occasions, from a light lunch to a more substantial and expensive dinner. The food is modern British – at lunch you can enjoy open sandwiches and salad bowls while the à la carte is confident with city prices for dishes like roasted monkfish wrapped in parma ham with mashed potatoes in a crayfish & mussel cream sauce. The thoughtfulness might be its weakness – a smaller and simpler menu with greater definition and distinctiveness might be a better draw. But, if it's working why change it? And this popular and busy spot is testament to a winning formula. When the charismatic, welcoming owner is around engaging in light-hearted, friendly conversation, coupled with good food and efficient service, there is not much more you can ask for from a quality neighbourhood restaurant.

  • High point: The relaxed neighbourhood ambience
  • Low point: Slight over-enthusiasm with seasoning
  • Notable dish: Chicken liver parfait with Arran oatties and chutney
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 48
  • Largest group: 55
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £17.50; 500ml carafe £11.95 per bottle