Loks Bar and Kitchen is located in the old Pollok Juniors Social Club ground at Newlandsfield, just along from Morrisons and just off Kilmarnock Road in the Newlands / Audlhouse area.
We’ve been watching Loks Bar & Kitchen come to life, seeing the huge amount of work that has went into it, transforming it from stale social club to craft beer restaurant with a real fire.
Mrs Foodie and Mr C went along for a bit of lunch and a quick nosey. We were greeted as soon as we entered by a friendly member of staff who even offered us a quick tour. Always up for a snoop, we said yes. Mrs Foodie had never been in before but Mr C had and he was very impressed with the conversion.
After a peek at the bar and function room, it was time for food!
We decided on something from the light bites menu, Mrs Foodie went for the Hake and Mr C for the steak ciabatta.
Whilst waiting we had an wee look about the restaurant.
We nabbed ourselves one of the booths – there’s a good array of seating for different groupings being it couples, pals or for a working lunch.
The glazed area lets in a good amount of light.
We didn’t have long to wait for our meals.
First off Hake with mash and tomato salsa, £6.25
Buttery and smooth mash, Mrs Foodie is a big grinch with regards to mash, being brought up in a Scottish home of lumpy mash – this was delicious. The hake was moist, tender and peeled away in bite sized chunks. Mrs Foodie liked the salsa addition, but a wee bit too much balsamic.
If we were impressed by the hake, we truly loved the steak ciabatta at £6.75.
A good amount of meat chargrilled to our order with sweet caramelised onions. We didn’t need the chips that we had ordered – one to remember for next time. Now Mr C can talk the hind legs off a donkey but this dish kept him quiet!
We were too full for pudding, we were both eyeing up the Tipsy Laird, but that’s the perfect excuse to come back…
With a coffee to finish, two soft drinks and lunch coming in at £20.75, we were impressed.
Friendly staff, good food, good prices – Mr Foodie will also be visiting soon…