Epicures of Hyndland
- Telephone 0141 334 3599
- Bar open Mon–Sat 8am–midnight; Sun 9am–late
- Food served Mon–Sat 8am–9.30pm; Sun 9am–9.30pm
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5pm–7pm
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £17.50 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12
- Website www.epicuresofhyndland.com
This review is taken from the 2014 edition.
The laid-back but stylish atmosphere is happily not too refined to make you feel guilty for ordering the boozy knickerbocker glory for dessert. It’s a gloriously indulgent mix of ice-cream, chunks of brownie and liqueur. Therein lies the strength of this rather continental bistro – casual European sophistication and high-quality cuisine in the setting of one of Glasgow’s most affluent neighbourhoods. Rich and intensely flavoured scallops or the lightness of crab spring rolls in delicate pastry are a fine start. After that, wonderfully tender steak, with the quirky addition of onion rings speared to the board, is an altogether heartier affair. Despite the option for more formal dining upstairs, the inviting ground floor space makes long elegant windows ideal for people watching. Cod fillet in lemon sauce is an intriguing combination and popular with the regulars. Of which there are many: the commuter rush for coffee and breakfast, an afternoon coffee-and-cake crowd and the evening clientele ranging from couples to families. A local favourite for good reason – chic yet unaffectedly so.
- High point: It’s a touch of class all round
- Low point: Music lets the side down
- Notable dish: Baked Cod
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: UB40, Aswad, went back to the start of the CD again.Grim.
- Capacity: 150
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle