Stag & Thistle

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Stag & Thistle
778 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AE
  • Telephone 0141 424 0858
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm
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Pub with sister venues in East Ayrshire, dishing up classic grub in an enticing corner spot in Strathbungo.

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With two successful village pubs in Ayrshire bearing the name already, Stag & Thistle now has a Glasgow outpost in the old Mulberry Street spot in Strathbungo. It makes sense, in so much as this corner unit has always had a homely, neighbourhood feel about it, with a cheerful buzz during the day and well into the evening as locals from the many tenement flats nearby come in for a drink and a chat. Natural wood and light coming in from two sides make it a pleasant space in which to sit, with a separate dining room that comes into play in the evening. Food is kept simple and served elegantly, in a Scottish/bistro style. A fillet of haddock is smokey and pearlescent, with potatoes beneath and a runny poached egg on top. Veg tempura is suitably light, crisp and chewy. Then they do lots of burgers as well as steaks, crepes, lasagne…it’s a big menu with no mystery, but a lot that is satisfyingly decent. And the lunch menu is great value.

The List's rating






David James Kirkwood visited Stag & Thistle on 2 April 2019
  • High point: Warm atmosphere
  • Low point: Menu is overwhelmingly big
  • Notable dish: Classic fish supper
  • Average price: £12.50 (set lunch); £18.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: background popular rock and pop
  • Capacity: 40 (12 outdoors)
  • Open since: November 2018