122 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 5RB
  • Telephone 0141 424 4600
  • Bar open Sun–Sat 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8.30am–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95
  • Email
  • Website www.olliesglasgow.co.uk
Photo of Ollie's

A cosy little Southside bistro among grand tenements, with an extensive, seasonal menu offering eclectic and impressive food.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2018 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £7.95 (+p&p).

Part of the Alan Tomkins group, Ollie’s represents a quirky departure from their usual modus operandi (they also own Urban Bar & Brasserie and the Western Club Restaurant) and is the type of place that comes across as wholly independent and quite unique. The restaurant has picked up a particularly loyal fanbase among the young families who live in this leafy residential part of the Southside. The menu is short but assured, experimenting with bold flavours and catering for our international palates. Primarily Scottish-sounding dishes are sharpened with global influences. A vegetable puff pastry tartlet, for example, arrives on a bed of curry and saffron cream; an astute match. Duck leg is cooked up Korean style with a fresh chilli heat. Not everything is experimental. Steak comes as you would expect – cooked to your preference and served with chunky hand-cut chips. Staff are knowledgeable about the dishes on offer. The atmosphere in Ollie’s changes as the day moves along, nimbly jumping from coffee shop to brunch spot to glowing after-hours bistro as the night sets in.

The List's rating






Tara Hepburn visited Ollie's on 13 March 2018
  • High point: Judicious flavours
  • Low point: Nautical décor suggests a more seafood menu
  • Notable dish: Pie of the day
  • Average price: £10.95 (set lunch); £19 (dinner)
Glasgow Larder

Listed in the Glasgow Larderorder a print copy (free + p&p).

  • 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: Pop
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle