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383 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AU
  • Telephone 0141 341 6516
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Email
  • Website www.bovinerestaurant.com
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Cozy tweed booths hug one side of this Byres Road spot and the well-stocked bar inside, twinkling with fairy lights, adds a touch of glamour. The stylish interior, however, hides something of a split personality. As afternoons run into evenings, local mummies sip white wine while kids nibble on triple-cooked chips. Then, at 8pm, the last of the buggies make way for well-heeled groups drinking expertly mixed, dangerously good cocktails. A pretty predictable bar food menu includes pulled pork and burgers in brioche buns. But there are surprises: the fish-finger roll is actually gurnard goujons in ciabatta, and you can add truffle oil and Parmesan to hand-cut chips for an extra pound. With a menu revamp planned and house DJs signed up to soundtrack weekends, a thoughtful reboot promises to keep regulars happy, while widening its twilight appeal.

  • High point: Elegant, easy-drinking cocktails
  • Low point: Slow-cooked pulled pork a bit dry
  • Notable dish: Spicy buttermilk marinated chicken breast pieces and chipotle mayo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soul, Jazz and Acoustic.
  • Capacity: 150/160
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

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