Birdtree & Bellfish

Birdtree & Bellfish
Lorne Hotel, 923 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7TQ
  • Telephone 0141 330 1552
  • Bar open Mon-Sun noon-11.45pm
  • Food served Mon-Sun noon-10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu noon–7pm; Fri/Sat noon–6pm
  • Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £23.50 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.lornehotelglasgow.com/birdtree-bellfish/
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Named after the famous Glasgow rhyme, this restaurant in the Lorne Hotel in Finnieston dishes up traditional Scottish favourites alongside more modern twists on our cuisine.

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Picking up on the ancient Glaswegian nursery rhyme, Birdtree & Bellfish are carving a slightly eccentric niche by positioning their playful menu on the earthier side of Scots traditions. Set in a corner of the Lorne Hotel with contemporary grey walls, tall windows, original coving and comfy leather benches, the room has the feel of a high-end restaurant but how many similar outlets do Buckfast-soaked blackcurrants or call their sides ‘wee dods’? Wood pigeon, lamb shank and monkfish dishes are well represented on the à la carte while a good-value market menu offers a starter of cheese beanos – toasted bloomer with baked beans topped by rich auld reekie cheese. Creative mains include Irn Bru fish supper, which arrives with firm hand-cut chips in a fun newspaper-style wrapper with caramelised pickled onions. The batter mix is buoyed by our ‘other national drink’ and adds a surprisingly mild sweetness to the perfectly cooked haddock. Desserts (or ‘Efters’ as the menu has it) continue the theme with a serving of the near mythical deep-fried mars bar, a challenge for the sweetest tooth.

  • High point: Large portions and charming service
  • Low point: Limited wine list
  • Notable dish: Irn Bru fish supper
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 108
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Light jazz
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5