Food Review: Kitty O’Shea’s, 15 Waterloo Street, Glasgow

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow


New Menu – not as good looking as  before  🙁

kitty osheas glasgow food drink

kitty osheas glasgow food drink

Located in the basement bar where  Pivo Pivo used to reside on Waterloo Street, you’ll find a new Irish pub called Kitty O’Shea’s but thankfully not of the generic bland kind, as this place is pretty quirky and far more steampunk looking than the Steampunk cafe ever was!

It’s also the first place in Glasgow to sell Molson Coor’s Irish brand Franciscan Well beers from Cork – all 3 varieties are on draft (Rebel Red, Chieftain IPA & Shandon Stout) at £3.95 per pint.

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow
Interesting seating in the “confessionals”

There’s lots of wood, and doors – the mural of Prague  that was in Pivo Pivo has been replaced with doors glued to the walls which is a little unusual but does warm up the place!

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow

Most of the seating is in booths and alcoves.

Kitty O'Shea's bar Waterloo street Glasgow menu
Kitty O'Shea's bar Waterloo street Glasgow menu
Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow
Memphis dog

Solid German style sausage, not frankfurter type in a fluffy but firm bun.  Creamy, cheesy mac and cheese on top with bacon bits.  Delicious!

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow

Can’t remember this burgers name! Mr Foodie sampled this one.  Good meaty burger with fresh salad.

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow
Pulled pork and BBQ sauce fries


Gooey, sauces and meaty.  Melt in your mouth pulled pork over skinny fries.

Mrs Foodie and The Colonel had lunch yesterday so a mix of reviews as we have been a few times and not pulled our finger out to post.

Kitty O'Shea's Glasgow mutha clucka
Lunch menu Mutha Clucka

Large buttermilk soaked chicken chunk with cheese and salad. For the £4.95 inc soft drink, we thought this was a great deal.  The Colonel went for a swine burger – burger topped with  pulled pork, bacon and BBQ sauce.  He asked for no fancy green stuff, just meat – it arrived perfect.  He was very quiet whilst eating, not like him at all!

Kitty O'Shea's bar Waterloo street Glasgow cookie dessert pudding
White choc chip cookie and ice cream

Unfortunately for The Colonel he had to return to work before seeing this, or my sugar coma afterwards.  Like a gooey subway cookie with added ice cream.  Heaven.  Would be good for sharing, but best for yourself.


+ lunch deal

+ good beer

+ good food

– I want to keep here secret as it will get busy.





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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