Max’s Bar and Grill, 73 Queen St, Glasgow, G1 3BZ


Good Beer, Mediocre Food

Being fan’s of Max’s beer selection, it was a one of those “yeah lets lunch there” thoughts.  I wish we hadn’t

The beer here is great, and the tables make it easy for chatting, but food, nope

The Colonel and I met for lunch and had been drooling over the menu all morning. So a quick order was made.



Memphis Pulled Pork Wrap £9.95

When the dishes came out they looked impressive, but digging around the pulled pork wrap gave way to disappointment. It was mostly filler,lots of lettuce,  not much pulled pork for your money.  What was there was very moist, a bit too moist.  The chips weren’t the best.


Southern Chicken in a Basket £7.95

The Southern Fried Chicken hit the spot, good pieces of chicken and displayed in one of those silly little baskets.

However the basic chips on the side was a complete fail.  Just undercooked, it’s Glasgow -surely all chefs know how to cook chips?

With the just undercooked chips and the masses of salad and no substance to the wrap, we both agreed that this was a disappointing lunch, especially for the price.

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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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