Partick Duck Club

Partick Duck Club
27 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G11 5QF
  • Telephone 0141 334 9909
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 8am–11pm; Fri 8am–midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–11pm
  • Bar open Sun-Thu until 11pm; Fri/Sat until midnight
  • Food served Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am-9.30pm
  • Average price £16 (lunch); £16 (evening meal)
  • Website www.partickduckclub.co.uk
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Contemporary café-bistro tapping into local history and offering a global spread to breakfast, brunch and beyond

This brunch specialist’s name references an 18th-century group of city merchants and bankers that met at now-gone nearby tavern the Bunhouse to feast on roast duck. While Glasgow’s old merchants – and bankers in general – may not have the best of reps nowadays, they clearly knew where to find the good eating. Similarly today this Hyndland–Partick borderland is becoming ever-richer pickings for discerning diners. Breakfast and brunch here rules – all hours, all days, most ways. There are standard brekkie items, but this is a global start to the day featuring duck leg and nduja hash, shakshuka baked eggs and Turkish eggs cilbir. Even the lunch/dinner menu, mixing small plates and mains, gets brunchy – spiced haddock on sourdough with coriander yogurt, tomatoes and chilli is a colourful, gratifying dish that will brighten anyone’s day. Enjoyable beef short rib salad, peppered with pickled mushrooms and crispy polenta, cries out for more chewy chunks among the crispy strands of meat to show off that 24-hour cooking. A house speciality of duck fat (of course) fries comes with various toppings, of which the bomber cheese and béarnaise feels like you've joined the opulent mercantile ranks. Deep-fried cinnnamon bun is the obvious pud choice given the heritage and it’s an enjoyable, crispy, flaky number, but needs better ice cream to really clinch the deal. There’s a way-better-than-average kids menu, and (at time of writing) an eye-opening 50% off the bill if you book a breakfast table via their website.

  • High point: An eclectic, enticing and well-delivered menu
  • Low point: Smoky room - conveyor toaster needs speeding up
  • Notable dish: Pretty much anything that goes on sourdough toast
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic and classic pop
  • Open since: 2017