Redmond's of Dennistoun
- Telephone 07943 222 650
- Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–9.30pm; Sat/Sun 11am–9.30pm
- Average price £9 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
A sociable community-minded Dennistoun bar where the ethos is do it right but don’t make a fuss.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
‘I’ve got a theory about making good food: Don’t use rubbish ingredients’. Connor Miskimmin, head chef and co-owner alongside brother Luke is a man of his word. Scottish salmon cured with Glasgow’s Makar gin exemplifies this approach, with fragrant gin and thick-cut salmon slices combining perfectly with chunky Tapa bread. It’s evident again in fantastic steamed buns with Far Eastern fillings – try panko breadcrumbed chicken with sriracha mayo – and there’s crispy sourdough pizza or weekly meatball specials as well. The tapas-style menu is ideal for encouraging adventure, not least with the Ethiopian chickpea curry whose aromatic heat dances on the tongue. This is a pub with a heart, too – from the small notice quietly announcing they pay the Living Wage to Sunday family folk afternoons and the warm bubbles of conversation rising over rare craft beers in chinking glasses. A pleasure to spend time in.
- High point: Food from the heart, pub for the soul
- Low point: Get there early for the pub quiz
- Notable dish: Ethiopian vegetable curry
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: electro pop
- Live entertainment: Quiz night Wed, family folk afternoons on Sunday
- Capacity: 66
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £15 per bottle