- Telephone 0141 572 0400
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Tue noon–6pm; Wed–Sat 5pm–10pm
- Average price £15 (set lunch); £15 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £15
- Website www.rabhas.com
An old-school survivor in the trendy Merchant City, offering bar, restaurant and hotel.
While places open and close with alarming speed in the Merchant City, Rab Ha’s is a survivor. This hotel-pub-restaurant has changed hands several times in the past 25+ years – and wavered up and downmarket – but it’s always stuck doggedly to a no-nonsense Scottish theme. Hearty, fair-value meals here include excellent beer-battered fish with chunky chips, a generous steak and ale pie and, naturally, haggis (original or veggie) with neeps and tatties. The kitchen occasionally gets a little more creative – the Christmas menu last year had venison with a redcurrant and port sauce, and shellfish linguini – but generally, it’s pub grub in a part of town where an all-day breakfast (for seven quid) is a rare sighting. The dining room has limited opening times but the bar – which serves food all day from noon (12.30 Sunday) – is a comfortable option, with a decent range of beers.
- High point: Excellent fish and chips
- Low point: Murky basement dining room
- Notable dish: Beer-battered haddock with chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce
- No. overnight rooms: 4
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: MOR
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 1990
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £15.25 per bottle