Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant

Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant
Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant
90 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8PZ
  • Telephone 0141 237 4730
  • Opening times Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–midnight
  • Bar open Mon-Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–4pm
  • Average price £10 (set lunch); £18.50 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.elenastapas.com
Photo of Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant
in association with
Birra Moretti

Northern Spanish cuisine and wines to match featuring 'rationes' dishes (small plates, bigger than tapas) in an authentic family-run atmosphere.

The fairly short-lived (and missed) Grumpy Goat left behind an attractively refurbed venue that newcomer Elena’s has prudently left pretty much untouched. A few Spanish flags among the remnants of mixed seating and old Glasgow photos are the only give-away to the new direction, where the eponymous Elena, hailing from Cantabria in northern Spain, is dishing up ‘rationales’, or portions – bigger than tapas but shy of a full plate. It’s an enjoyable delve into Iberian flavours: benchmark patata bravas are good, Padrón peppers are addictive, while Galician-style octopus is a standout winner. It all makes for a great-looking, well-positioned bar-bistro with amiable service and enticing food to boot.

  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spanish pop
  • Live entertainment: Live music at weekends from blues and acoustic to flamenco
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle