Ian Brown Food and Drink

Ian Brown Food and Drink
55 Eastwoodmains Road, Glasgow, G46 6PW
  • Telephone 0141 638 8422
  • Seasonal times Open Mondays at Christmas
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–2pm, 5.30–9pm; Sun 12.30–8pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Thu 5.30–9pm; Sun 12.30–8pm
  • Pre-theatre price £13
  • Email
  • Website ianbrownrestaurant.co.uk
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A friendly, casual neighbourhood restaurant in Giffnock – presided over by a chef who does cooking at the top end.

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If you live in the Southside you’ll already know about this Giffnock favourite, if you don’t you won’t ever forget a visit here. Husband and wife team Ian and Sheila Brown head up the kitchen and floor respectively, and in many ways it’s like walking into a chef’s own home to partake in a dinner party they are hosting. Décor, chairs and lighting are all comfortable and thoughtfully chosen and the room always feels like it is full of old friends – largely locals who appreciate good dining as well as a good deal. Simple, wholesome dishes such as smoked haddock and leek risotto with poached egg sit side by side with those that showcase the technical skill of a kitchen trained in fine dining (Ian was head chef at Ubiquitous Chip for many many years). The classic combination of ham and egg is elevated to great heights in a memorable and crispy croquette of ham hough custard with pea sauce and tomato butter. Desserts are sweetly retro and a huge baked Alaska needs two spoons at the very least.

The List's rating
7.4

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Colette Magee visited Ian Brown Food and Drink on 30 January 2019
  • High point: Championing Scottish suppliers
  • Low point: Hard to reach by public transport
  • Notable dish: Thai marinated fillet steak strips on Ramsay’s black pudding
  • Average price: £13 (set lunch); £24 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Ubiquitous Chip chef Ian Brown strikes out on his own

16 Feb 2011

New venture always fully booked despite the economic climate

Aestled in an affluent Southside enclave, Ian Brown Food and Drink is a small and thoughtfully formed new restaurant. Inside the refurbished former Greek restaurant, wooden topped tables are arranged in a close and cosy fashion. Scottish landscapes and…