Ollie's

Ollie's
122 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 5RB
  • Telephone 0141 424 4600
  • Bar open Sun–Sat 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £13.50
  • Email
  • Website www.olliesglasgow.co.uk
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A cosy little Southside bistro among grand tenements, with accessible menus spanning all mealtimes

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Ollie’s lies just a couple of minutes up from the stretch of Nithsdale Road that has really felt Strathbungo’s culinary upturn of late, and while many a venue has come and gone in the last five years, this one merrily ticks along by unashamedly embracing the ‘neighbourhood eatery’ ethos of what a brasserie can be. It’s a café by morning and a well-priced restaurant at night, with soups, sandwiches and their very popular pizzas connecting mealtimes in between. For dinner, think haddock and pea risotto, simple enough, with a pleasantly runny poached egg perched atop. Or braised beef with mashed potatoes that’s nicely turned out and comforting. They keep it simple and play to the local crowd, and thus options like fish and chips and the ‘Ollie’s Beef Burger’ are satisfying and safe bets. Some of the starters almost feel more like finger food (hummus and dip, broccoli and potato croquettes), but that’s fine, too — Ollie’s has the relaxed demeanour of a place where popping in for a nibble and a glass of wine is as natural as a full-scale meal.

The List's rating
6.2

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David James Kirkwood visited Ollie's on 5 February 2019
  • High point: No airs or graces
  • Low point: Disappointing wine list
  • Notable dish: Fish and chips
  • Average price: £13.50 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chill-out and jazz
  • Capacity: 55 (10 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 55
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle