Is this the cheapest lunch in Glasgow?
We have been fans of the lunch at The Star Bar at Eglinton Toll in Glasgow for many years. I have fond memories of passing by to go to my gran’s house and seeing their lunch deal posters, alongside the posters for entertainment from Robert and May Miller.
You won’t miss the building. It’s like Glasgow’s answer to New York’s flat iron building. Slap bang in the middle of two main roads.
It was a rotten day for weather when we visited so comfort food was needed, The Star Bar beckoned.
The price may have increased substantially from £1.80 to £4 over the last decade, however, that’s not actually much of an increase in the grand scheme of things so the customers are still coming.
On previous visits our fellow diners were mostly pensioners, while today there was a mixture of ages, so the word is out!
Inside, the decor is a mixture of 40’s deco cornicing, 60’s leather padded bar and 80’s wallpaper with some hammered metal tables for good measure.
Menu at The Star Bar, Glasgow
What we ate
Soup or fruit juice to start, with the day’s weather, soup. Actually, regardless of weather it’s always has to be soup.
Lentil soup, just like at gran’s. Salty with lots of flavour. At the end of the bowl, I could’ve gone another!
Next course, macaroni cheese, marrowfat peas and chips. Take that Instagram!
What a portion, I struggled and I’m a greedy b…sorry, professional muncher is what I am. It’s not the best macaroni cheese, if truth be told but it isn’t the worst and it’s cheap as chips. More cheese was preferred but that would increase the cost. A perfect plate of comfort food. (remember to also put some vinegar on your peas!)
Scotch pie, marrowfat peas, chips and gravy. This was devoured quickly, so much so I didn’t get a fork into the pie. I am therefore making the executive decision that this hit the spot!
Ice cream or creamed rice to finish and for me it has to be rice and fruit every time. Served in those nostalgic ice cream dishes just like I used to get when I was little.
I think that’s why The Star Bar works, homely food just like many of us were brought up on and at £4 for a 3 course lunch it can’t be beaten.
Where is The Star Bar
The Star Bar, 537 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9RN