Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Cafe Bar
- Bar open 11am–midnight (Club nights open till 3am)
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £7.50 (lunch); £7.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.theartschool.co.uk
The Vic Café Bar is a hubbub of creative activity that specialises in reinventing classic comforting dishes.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The steep incline of Scott Street is a daunting climb, towards the Glasgow School of Art, but it’s definitely one worth persisting with, because halfway up the ascent sits the Vic Café Bar – a casual dining space that serves up a fusion of student favourites and more adventurous Asian-inspired cooking. The marriage of these two elements is exemplified by the street food dishes available in the evenings, a highlight of which is the bunny chow saag – a spinach and okra curry served in a hollowed out roll with tangy beetroot chutney. Even the most traditional student food is given a bit of a makeover – the burger selection includes halloumi with sambal mayo, and Korean fried chicken varieties, and pizza toppings range from hot-smoked salmon to artichoke and fennel. Despite the GSA connection, the clientele is surprisingly varied, and so shouldn’t deter those whose student days are far behind them.
- High point: Extremely reasonably priced
- Low point: Operates on student hours – brunch begins at noon
- Notable dish: Korean fried chicken burger
- Private dining: Up to 100 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: electronic/alternative
- Live entertainment: Club nights, gigs, poetry nights
- Capacity: 70 (10 outdoors)
- Largest group: 70
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- House wine: £14 per bottle
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