Food Review: The Burrell, 1534 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

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Whether it’s been called Old Swan, The Stoat and Ferret, 1901 or The Burrell Bar Shawlands the food always had a good name. We hadn’t eaten in here for a while as it seems to change owners regularly and we weren’t confident on the food being up to scratch during this time.

We dived in and went along for lunch. Two courses for £9.95 is an excellent deal, with a good array of dishes.
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We placed our order, received our beers and headed for a seat.   The seating is casual with dining throughout the bar and it wasn’t too long before we recieved our starters.

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Black pudding, bacon and egg salad

Moist black pudding with crunchy panko breadcrumbs – it could have had more bacon and less of the hazelnuts but as it was we loved the presentation and the taste.

the burrell bar shawlands glasgow
Barley broth – Soup of the day

Mr C picked the soup of the day: barley broth.  Chunky and well-seasoned like a traditional hearty vegetable soup with barley added (surprisingly). Good portion size too.

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ham hough mac and cheese

Wow, this did look delicious!  The greenery was discarded and I delved into the cheesey hammy goodness.  There certainly wasn’t any scrimping on the ham here – big chunks of proper boiled ham hough.  Cheesy sauce, with no floury aftertaste.

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Breaded chicken with lemon and herb butter

Moist and tender chicken with a crisp breaded coating.  More lemon and herb butter would have been good due to the size of the chicken portion. The baby roasted potatoes were tender inside and crunchy on the outside.

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Inside the bar area

the burrell bar shawlands glasgow

An excellent filling lunch – we were stuffed!  Total cost was just over £24 for 2 people with two half pints. Service was friendly, toilets clean with the only downside being that no card payments were being taken.

Getting there: Shawlands Railway Station is a 2 min walk away; Pollokshaws West is just over 5 mins away and there are bus stops for McGills and First Glasgow buses practically just outside.


+ good portions

+ good presentation

+ great value for money

– no card payments taken


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