The Hope

The Hope
6/8 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6DA
  • Telephone 0141 226 2482
  • Bar open Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Dat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–9pm; Sat 11am–9pm Sat; Sun noon–9pm
  • Average price £8 (set lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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The Hope
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

After the successful launch of their craft ale pub Munro’s last year, Maclay Inns have added yet another site to their already impressive roster of Glasgow bars (the Clockwork, Three Judges, the Lansdowne). Meet the Hope (which is actually just off Hope St), a gentrification of what was a shabby drinking den, now with bleached wood and a separate dining section at the back where Banksy-esque re-imaginings of Renaissance art adorn the walls (God creating man becomes God pouring man a whisky). There’s Pilsner Urquell and Sam Adams on draft, with mainstream modern pub favourites like haggis, neeps and tatties, or glazed salmon with mash, to eat. There are no surprises here, but some ‘on-trend’ touches like parmesan and rosemary fries, or pulled pork, or a sharing plate of all three desserts (rhubarb crumble, chocolate cake and doughnuts). They’re open from 8am and the corporate crowd is what the Hope looks to, rather successfully. Dependable food, nice space.

  • High point: Pub with character in a street lacking them
  • Low point: Menu plays it very safe
  • Notable dish: Steak baguette with onion and gravy
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: pop/rock
  • Live entertainment: live bands on Sat nights, acoustic nights also
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 22
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle