The Winged Ox
- Telephone 0141 552 8378
- Bar open Sun–Mon noon-midnight
- Food served Mon–Thu noon-9pm; Fri noon–10pm; Sat noon-10pm; Sun noon-9pm
- Average price £14.50 (lunch); £14.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.stlukesglasgow.com/saint-lukes/…
Former church housing an intriguing multi-purpose venue in an area starved of quality options.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
This arts venue, bar and restaurant near Glasgow’s Gallowgate was formerly a dilapidated church until renovated in 2015. Combine the Deep South menu with a show to really appreciate what makes St Luke’s unique. The venue itself is the old church hall, whose imposing pipe organ and saintly stained-glass windows combine to create a reverential grandeur. The Winged Ox bar, named after St Luke’s animal companion, is an open space framed by industrial metal, where you can feast on Cajun mussels, smoky gumbo as authentic as a night out on the Bayou, plus ribs and wings. Meat loaf, often for the foolhardy, is moist and homely with a generous slosh of gravy to bring it together. Partnership with WEST Brewery has produced a bespoke beer, the perfect way to wash away those spices – and any sins you committed on the way. Give us this day our daily burger and deliver us a pilsener.
- High point: Tasty nibbles and ents in one spot
- Low point: Four TVs is a bit unholy
- Notable dish: Gumbo
- Private dining: Up to 80 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: soul
- Live entertainment: concert/theatre venue hosts gigs and events of all kinds; DJ's Fri/Sat; pub quiz Tue
- Capacity: 96
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
- House wine: £16.50 per bottle