Food Review: Potluck, Glasgow *Now PotBelly*

Excellent odds at Potluck

If you remember where No Way Back (or Grianach before that) was on Nithsdale Road, you’ll know where Potluck is.  If not, it’s on the same stretch of road as Locavore, Lebowskis and The Bungo.

Standing out with a bright yellow facade, Potluck welcomes you in.

Pot luck cafe glasgow

Inside is very small with 70’s Scandi decor, so I felt right at home.  WIth a cheeky 1970’s style print of Bjorj on the wall. 😉

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The menu has a wide range of items, and good to see breakfast is being served all day.  Sometimes you need scrambled eggs at 3pm!  As well as brunch/breakfast items there are sandwiches, more main course-type meals and their legendary hot cakes…more on that later!

Pot luck cafe glasgow


It was lunch time but neither of us had eaten breakfast so a mix of meals was needed.

Pot luck cafe glasgow

The Don ordered cumin minced lamb (£8) which is served with freekeh (grains a bit like bulgar) salsa verde, fried egg, pea shoots, labneh (Middle Eastern cheese) and za’atar (a blend of herbs, sesame and salt).

This was a fragrant mix of textures and tastes. The cumin minced lamb was divine. Not fatty or overly spiced.  A well-balanced dish with a host of flavours.  I’ll be getting this next time I think!

Pot luck cafe glasgow

I picked Salmon Scramble (£7.50) which was a plate piled high with hot smoked salmon, chilli scrambled eggs, tenderstem broccoli, sesame seeds and toast.  Umami on a plate.  The chilli and egg was 😍. There was a huge amount of fluffy and creamy scrambled egg with dill and chilli to awaken you.

Pot luck cafe glasgow

It would have been rude not to have at least one of  Potluck’s legendary hot cakes.  We picked the Pistachio Peach (£8) with roasted peaches, pistachio, orange blossom honey, pistachio kulfi and pashmak (Iranian candy floss).


Three thick hot cakes covered in juicy peaches and pistachios. Even sharing this we were both stuffed full. Happy bellies all round!

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What a brunch! I’ll have to come along with Mr Foodie to keep him sweet.


+ delish food

+ those hot cakes

– dinky so gets busy


Potluck, 38 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 5pm

Transport: Pollokshields West and East train stations are both a 5 min walk away. Buses go down Pollokshaws Rd from central Glasgow.


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  1. thegrahamsmiths
    09/09/2017 / 5:06 pm
    This looks amazing! I just booked a trip to Glasgow, so i'll stick it on my list of places to try definitely! Xxx
  2. adriannecalgie
    09/09/2017 / 8:35 pm
    There are so many brunch type places and as someone who doesn't like brunch (sorry!) it's hard to get excited... however pistachio cake and grilled cheese is a whole other matter!
  3. cookingcalamityfree
    09/09/2017 / 9:12 pm
    Hello! I found you via the Scottish Bloggers FB page. I love your page and your photos! and happy 10th birthday. How exciting :)
  4. 10/09/2017 / 7:18 pm
    Those hot cakes sound awesome!
  5. Kirsty
    18/01/2018 / 5:45 pm
    I love Pot Luck, it’s evenbetter than Strangebrew!

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