Church on the Hill

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Church on the Hill
16 Algie Street, Glasgow, G41 3DJ
  • Telephone 0141 343 7569
  • Bar open Sun-Wed 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–9.45pm; Sat/Sun 10am–9.45pm
  • Average price £17 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
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Church on the Hill

Family and dog-friendly bar housed in the former Langside Hill Church, overlooking Queen's Park and Battlefield Monument.

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The stunning former Langside Hill Church, with its temple front facade and imposing ionic columns, is one of the Southside’s most impressive architectural achievements. At refurbed bar Church on the Hill, prayers and hymns have been swapped for burgers and cocktails, but you have to concede it’s preferable that such a magnificent venue gets used. With an outdoor space that looks out onto the Battlefield Monument and Queens Park, there’s no doubt that locals will flock here when the sun’s out, filling up the 140-capacity outdoor area once finished. There’s an array of reasonably priced classic and signature cocktails – the fruity Baptism of Fire is a favourite – and admirable attention is given to the classic gin and tonic. The food menu consists of familiar pub grub – the comforting mac and cheese is available as a (very generous) side portion, and on Mac Mondays, is part of the bar’s various weekday deals. A kids play area is in the pipeline, and dog-lovers can bring their loyal friends.

  • High point: Spectacular building with loads of outdoor space
  • Low point: Food menu plays it safe
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 140 (plus 140 outside)
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle