The Drunken Cow

The Drunken Cow
189 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UL
  • Telephone 0141 237 7575
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–8pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–7pm.
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Bar-diner serving a variety of Ayrshire-reared steaks and burgers, plus beers and cocktails.

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This uncomplicated bar and diner serves pub grub, such as a selection of burgers, chips, and some very special Ayrshire-reared steaks. The venue has a shed-chic look, with a big, bare brick wall at the back, lots of raw wood and corrugated iron, and a bit of greenery in place of pictures. Like a shed, it feels a bit bare, especially in the dining area at the back, but the bar area is livened up with a TV screen and several stainless-steel lager taps. Burgers, made with meat sourced from the same farm as the steaks, traverse the continents with their toppings, from Jamaica with jerk sauce and mango chutney, to Scotland with haggis and whisky sauce. If going for serious eats, the steak is 35 day-aged, comes encrusted with chunks of black pepper, and has an intense, delicious taste, with a gorgeously moreish peppercorn sauce. A portion of ‘drunken’ chips might not be the skin-on, twice-cooked fries as promised, but they can be loaded with your choice of topping, from a fried egg to Parma ham, which nearly makes up for it.

The List's rating
6.2

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Erica Goodey visited The Drunken Cow on 7 March 2018
  • High point: Really great Ayrshire-reared steak
  • Low point: Unavailable menu items
  • Notable dish: 35-day aged sirloin steak
  • Average price: £20 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 1990s dance music
  • Live entertainment: Live entertainment (planned)
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16 per bottle