The Square Bar & Restaurant

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The Square Bar & Restaurant
6-8 Norby Road, Broomhill, Glasgow, G11 7BN
  • Telephone 0141 337 6988
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 10am–11pm; Fri/Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–9.30pm; Sun 11am–9.30pm.
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The Square Bar & Restaurant

A pleasant and popular Broomhill eatery which offers good value breakfast, brunch, lunch and a pleasing à la carte menu.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Broomhill is a pleasant but quiet part of the West End, overshadowed in the food and drink department by nearby Hyndland and Partick. It’s the kind of place that needs a decent neighbourhood restaurant, and the Square admirably fits the bill. Serving everything from a quick coffee or a bacon roll (it’s next door to shops and a dry cleaners) to confit duck leg with dauphinoise potatoes, the Square serves local residents and workers from morning till night, seven days a week. Independently owned, this place is free to go its own way and has settled on a mixed all-day menu that includes toasted sandwiches and burgers alongside more elaborate and creative dishes, such as chicken breast stuffed with skirlie and sea bass with a bean and pepper cassoulet. À la carte prices are reasonable and it runs a number of attractive deals, including a Tuesday steak night package of sirloin and chips for two, plus a bottle of wine, for under thirty quid. Desserts are a strong point, with a variety of cheesecake made fresh every day.

The List's rating






Martin Cross visited The Square Bar & Restaurant on 14 March 2019
  • High point: Excellent cheesecake
  • Low point: Not much choice if you want to avoid meat
  • Notable dish: Skirlie-stuffed chicken breast with rosemary gravy
  • Average price: £14.50 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo, JustEat and Uber Eats.
  • 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: Lounge covers and French jazz
  • Live entertainment: Live music nights, not on set evening as of yet
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 100 (standing)
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £18.75 per bottle

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