This restaurant has ceased trading.

72 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN
  • Box office 0141 423 1411
  • General enquiries 0141 423 1411
  • Opening times Tue–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri & Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–6pm. Closed Mon. Closed Mon.
  • Bar open Tue–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11.30am–5pm
  • Food served Tue–Thu 11am–9pm; Fri/Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Thu–Sun noon–7pm; Tue/Wed
  • Average price £11.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
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After nearly five years Cookie is now well established in the Southside, but it has not taken its foot off the gas for a second in its drive to be a cut above your average neighbourhood eatery. There is a constant desire to deliver a good, affordable, seasonal menu that showcases Italian fare. The menu changes daily according to supplies, but there will always be a tart and a soup of the day, a good range of rustic, slow-cooked meats served on a wholesome bed of say, puy lentils, and some theatrical showstoppers for the chefs to perform in the open kitchen – a pan-fried sea bass with a bright flash of fresh lemon juice perhaps. The prices are remarkable, there’s a two-course pre-theatre menu at £11.95 (a tenner if patrons can actually produce a theatre ticket from the Citz) while an express lunch of pork belly with borlotti beans and red peppers is available for a fiver. The last Sunday in the month is given over to Chef Wars – a friendly competition to help new and aspiring cooks. Cookie has a laudable attitude to seasonal produce, cooking and the community.

  • High point: Perfectly poached pear
  • Low point: Toilets could do with some TLC
  • Notable dish: Pok belly with borlotti beans and red peppers
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic hits
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 36
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £16.50 per bottle
  • BYOB: £5 corkage

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