Been here three times in last four months. Best place to eat in Glasgow IMHO. Great service, relaxed atmosphere, amazing value and excellent technique using Scottish produce in interesting ways. More interesting than the Gannet for example. No wonder they made Sunday Times top 100.
The chefs tasting menu with wine pairing is excellent value at £55 and £35 respectively. Unusually for a tasting menu the portion sizes were very generous. The influence of Chris Charalambous's stage at Noma, was evident with lovage, nasturtium, sea buckthorn present throughout the meal. The cooking was of a high standard with the pre dessert and pudding being impressive and memorable. Often pudding courses can be uninspired and familiar but these were delicious and I could have happily eaten both again- sea buckthorn posset with plum yoghurt ice cream & lemon balm leaves, and a pistachio parfait, with a very tart and lovely plum compote and yoghurt sorbet. Service was professional and they allowed me to swap out my partridge for duck. Would happily eat here again and indeed have the next visit planned. The cooking is of a high technical level and I think Cail Bruich is one of best places in Glasgow to eat at the moment. It even had us rethinking a Martin Wishart reservation for November, and given that Martin Wishart had been our go to place for special occasions for the last 14 years, is an indication of how much we enjoyed our meal.
I had high hopes for this place. My bar is set high with St. John and Bread Ahead being my gold standard. The main problem with these doughnuts, and some might say it's not a problem, is that they are Cakey- not doughy and chewy. So, for me this will be a one off. Plus points are cool font and design, friendly staff, decent coffee, and a good stab at some more unusual flavours. I hope they do well, it's good to see people passionate about their product.
At long last! Non-dirty tasty burgers. My quality control visit was satisfied, which is a bad thing for my waist line. Burger cooked medium rare as request. Patty tasty with chargrilled flavour. Chocolate malted milkshake thick enough to stand a straw up in. Food came fast and the staff were (super) attentive.