- Telephone 0141 339 5575
- Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight.
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 10.30am–10pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat noon–6pm
- Average price £19 (lunch); £19 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £17
- Website 1051gwr.co.uk
Upscale pub grub and craft beers at JJ Burnett’s handsome, category B-listed former Kelvinside railway station building.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Craft beers and gastronomy with a strong local focus is a demonstrated hit formula in the city centre, but does it prove as appealing when you push out towards the ’burbs? Taking over JJ Burnett’s handsome, category B-listed former Kelvinside railway station building adjacent to Gartnavel Hospital – previously the Italian Bistro – 1051 GWR seeks to find out if passions for microbrews and dishes of knowable provenance run as high in a more residential area. There are 20 beer taps with the changing range displayed on a big noticeboard that looks suitably like something you might have found in an old train station. The usual Belhaven and Williams Bros products appear, as well as more handcrafted draughts from Jaw Brew (represented by three cask ales and a wheat beer). Flat-iron grilled steaks, farmed in Duntocher, are another signature part of the offering, and they’re good value for money coming in at £26.95 tops for a fillet. But the core of the menu is upscale pub grub, from a starter of pan-seared Oban scallops and Ramsay's black pudding to Scottish beer-battered haddock and chips, braised pork belly and various pastas of the day.
- High point: Pub grub that’s a cut above
- Low point: More effort to name suppliers if they’re serious about local sourcing
- Notable dish: Pan-seared Oban scallops and Ramsay's black pudding
- 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: jazz
- Live entertainment: Open mic night every second monday
- Capacity: 99
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle