The Smokin' Fox

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The Smokin' Fox
6-8 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6DA
  • Telephone 0141 226 2482
  • Bar open Sun–Wed 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Wed noon–9pm; Thu–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £8.50 (lunch); £19 (evening meal)
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Just round the corner from central station the Smokin' Fox is the newest watering hole on Waterloo street. Replacing what was previously the Hope, the chic bar is popular with after-work drinkers enjoying the range of Scottish ales, crafty cans and sly cocktails to a playlist of indie alt rock. At the back of the space is a dedicated area for diners, with pop art pictures, funky bunting and a lavish ceiling mural where the figures have been improved with the addition of details such as adidas trainers. The menu is a concise affair of creative pub classics and the team are passionate about showcasing local food, with their suppliers listed after the dishes. Toasted brioche from the Bavarian Bakehouse is topped with wild mushrooms, roast garlic and herb butter and a perfectly poached egg. A pan-roasted North Sea cod, from Bernard Corrigan fishmongers, is beautifully cooked and paired with a papriky stew of chorizo and mussels.

  • High point: Finally a decent drinking den near the station
  • Low point: Can be a bit noisy
  • Notable dish: Pan-roasted North Sea cod with chickpea, chorizo and mussel stew
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • 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: Indie alt. rock
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle