This restaurant has ceased trading.

6 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AB
  • Telephone 0141 248 4721
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 10am–10pm
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
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A well-travelled pop-up kitchen now rooted in Royal Exchange Square with locally sourced smoked meats, homemade sauces, pickles and craft beers.

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It’s all about smokin’ hot, messy, superbly tasty food in this cosy, informal little snug next to Glasgow’s Museum of Modern Art. The menu is smokehouse-style – think food that encourages joyously digging in with hands and fingers like a hungry Viking. Starters include exceptionally flavoursome chicken wings – crispy and sizzling with a devilishly hot and sour Buffalo sauce that leaves lips puckering, or a cheesy garlic sourdough that is the ultimate cheese on toast – chewy, gooey and very moreish. Smoked meats are the headline act (the group has big plans for increasing their in-house meat smoking enterprises) as well as plenty of meaty goodness for burger fans, such as the double bass burger – a double patty oozing with smoky, barbecue sauce and plenty of cheese. The umami burger offers a something for the posher palate, an earthy portobello mushroom smuggled beneath the fluffy brioche bun, glistening with a rich garlic aioli. With excellent service from MP and his team, Smoak may not be one for first dates, but it’s definitely not one to miss.

  • High point: Fantastic barbecue food and homemade ketchups
  • Low point: Popularity means it can be crowded at weekends
  • Notable dish: Buffalo chicken wings
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funky, American or Folk
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2015
  • BYOB: £2.50 per person corkage (Awaiting License - will continue to do BYOB but only for special promotions)