Chef and Brewer (Burnbrae Hotel), Bearsden/Milngavie – Feb 2009



Cold and being drizzled on meant a quick stop to the Chef and Brewer for a cuppa.  Two bailieys lattes for £2.95 each with biscotti or you could get a Tia Maria  coffee (with 2 truffles).  Quick service at the beginning although we could’ve walked out without paying at the end as there was only one person on at the bar to take bill payments and serve!




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Julie Sherriff

    I would like to be added to your mailing list if you have one and to be notified of any special offers you have on, like buy one meal and get the second free or whatever offers you have. Many thanks

    Julie Sherriff

    1. admin

      Hi Julie,
      I don’t have any offers on this site (boo!) as it’s a completely impartial site on visits that I make using my own money and time. Hope you enjoy it tho!

  2. michael

    this has been bought by Belhaven so is no longer a Chef & Brewer. Never liked this particular chain myself (food was a bit overpriced and fancy for my liking) so not sad to see its demise…

  3. Louise

    Was here for a birthday meal. Waited an hour and 10 mins for our food. Was not that special and our dessert’s were ridiculously tiny. I had the chocolate fudge cake and my plate was covered in chocolate sauce with the smallest piece of fudge cake i have ever seen (not worth £4.49). The meal came to £80 (way over priced). I got two three course meals with drinks for £42 in a lovely Italian in the west end and the food portions, service and wait times were top class. Definately a no go here. Don’t waste your time or money on this place.

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