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. 😉

Pot luck cafe glasgow

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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!

Pot luck cafe glasgow

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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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. thegrahamsmiths

    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

    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

    Hello! I found you via the Scottish Bloggers FB page. I love your page and your photos! and happy 10th birthday. How exciting 🙂

  4. Christy

    Those hot cakes sound awesome!

  5. Kirsty

    I love Pot Luck, it’s evenbetter than Strangebrew!

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