Brett

Brett
321 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HR
  • Food served Mon and Wed/Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun 2pm–1am. Closed Tue.
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  • Website www.barbrett.co.uk
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Brett

Modern wine bar housed in a stylish corner spot in Kelvinbridge.

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Flights of tasters and nods towards ‘plushness’ have defined recent Glaswegian wine bars and they’ve not lasted long. Brett takes a different approach. The Cail Bruich team are behind this airy corner unit; very cool with green ceramic tiling, open industrial kitchen and black letterboard displaying the wines. Producers (organic and low intervention) and countries (old world, always) are displayed. Not so often the grapes — so by design they’re pushing the customer interaction with the knowledgeable staff. Measures (125ml) and choice (five red, five white, and a fizzy, rosé and orange) nudge Brett towards the niche/high brow side of things. And at £6 for the cheapest, there is no real nod toward the crowd-pleaser. So be it. What Brett does, it does well, with Cail Bruich’s emphasis on locality and seasonality evident. That means oysters, and daily changing hot plates — a butchers cut or hake with capers and butter. Popular platters feature Peelham Farm charcuterie and robust cheeses from IJ Mellis, which also go towards the ‘wasted cheese croquettes’. Brett isn’t for everyone, but Brett is ok with that. It’s a bold attempt to go where no-one has gone before. In Glasgow, anyway.

The List's rating
7.2

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David James Kirkwood visited Brett on 5 October 2019
  • High point: A refreshing development in the city's wine bar scene
  • Low point: Seats at the bar are too low
  • Notable dish: Cheese platter from IJ Mellis
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: chill out grooves
  • Capacity: 26
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13