Curlers Rest

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Curlers Rest
Curlers Rest
256–260 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8SH
  • Telephone 0141 341 0737
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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One of Glasgow's oldest pubs fits its West End location with comfort, style, and a great range of beer and food.

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Curlers Rest has a backstory taking in King Charles II and Victorian-era ice-skating. Today it bears the hallmarks of a village pub dropped in a city, whose dim-lit atmosphere works best upstairs in front of the wood fire with a pint from one of the 24 draught lines. Its various nooks provide differing atmospheres, giving student groups and young families a favourite spot. The food perfectly matches its environment – all earthy and unpretentious. Small plates stir up a moreish kale and goat's cheese croquette, while flatbreads put a rustic spin on pub pizzas. The farmyard burger, a curious composition of beef patty, pork confit and fried egg, is a knife and fork job for all but the widest of jaws. There's a touch more delicacy in a sea bass fillet, as fresh as it is flaky, and surrounded by deep-red heritage potatoes, while Sunday roast is a particular highlight.

  • High point: Cold beer in front of warm fire
  • Low point: Tables could do with a deep clean
  • Notable dish: Farmyard burger
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: indie-pop / dance
  • Live entertainment: Occasional events
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £13.50 per bottle