Bo'Vine Meats and Wines

Bo'Vine Meats and Wines
385 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AU
  • Telephone 0141 341 6540
  • Food served Sun–Thu 5–9.30pm; Fri/Sat 5–9.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5–7.15pm Fri/Sat 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
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  • Website bovinerestaurant.com
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Classy, sleek, Hilton-based steakhouse with contemporary design features, Perthshire steaks, prettily presented dishes and fine wines.

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When opening in 2010, Bo’Vine added an alluring touch of class to Byres Road. Eight years on and perhaps a little of its exclusive feel has been lost; however, it’s still popular – especially thanks to some good-value dining deals. One side of the restaurant is like a 1930s cruise liner, the other is more spacious with big booths looking like luxurious, cream leather covered waltzer cars – without any moving parts, of course. An impressive dry-stane dyke like wall, cow-hide pillars and a contemporary, stylish sculpture of a cow’s head, all nod to Bo’Vine’s focal point: the extensive menu of delicious cuts of grass-fed, Perthshire beef. Go wild with the wonderful sides, like creamed spinach or a perfect pot of creamy dauphinoise potatoes. A starter of pigeon breast with haggis and pickled mushrooms arrives looking like a piece of modern art, with jus smeared passionately across the plate. The taste lacks the je ne sais quoi that the description and presentation suggest it might deliver; however, like everything else, it’s still very good. Fine wines come served in beautiful, goldfish-bowl like glasses, and lovely, charismatic staff all add to the classy ambience of this lush restaurant.

The List's rating
7.2

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Erica Goodey visited Bo'Vine Meats and Wines on 24 January 2018
  • High point: A dining room with contemporary class
  • Low point: Some dishes don’t live up to expectations
  • Notable dish: Chargrilled sirloin steak, mushroom sauce, dauphinois potatoes
  • Average price: £30 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 16 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 98
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 80s soul and disco mix to funk and housey sounds
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £20 per bottle