Cùl Cùil

Cùl Cùil
84-86 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2QH
  • Telephone 0141 332 7013
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am-midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–9pm; Sun noon–7pm
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  • Website culcuil.com
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Cute centre bar featuring a heated backyard garden space and a range of menus.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Glaswegians of a certain age will recognise this spot as that which was once the Courtyard, home of the infamous Sunday Social daytime rave. Times have changed and been less kind in subsequent years, but with Cùl Cùil, things are looking promising. It was always a great site, plum in the middle of the City Centre’s office zone, but with a too-good-to-be-true subterranean beer garden at the back. That remains, and is better than it ever was – the jewel in the crown. The large menu is unashamedly of the classic pub grub variety – mac and cheese with nice creaminess and bite, or a steak pie with skin-on chips and good old baby carrots. All very reasonable. Drinks-wise, there are some artisan gins and craft beers, but overall it’s very much for the after-work office crowd – albeit with a fair bit more personality, and love, and warmth, than most.

The List's rating
6.4

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David James Kirkwood visited Cùl Cùil on 25 March 2019
  • High point: The beer garden
  • Low point: Menu spreads itself a little bit too thin
  • Notable dish: Fish and chips
  • Average price: £9 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Rock and pop
  • Live entertainment: Live bands
  • Capacity: 45 (20 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2018