Babbity Bowsters, Blackfriars Street, Glasgow

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Pouring outside so whats the best thing to do?  BEER!  Not one of the  cheapest places to hide from the rain in Glasgow but it’s pleasant surroundings, has a fire (hurrah!) and due to the price has a certain non ned element which is also great.  Lovely beer garden to sit out in on that good day we have.  Toilets could be doing with a spruce up but they are clean, service is quick.  They also do a selection of Scottish Food which is very nice and always seems popular.

 

Update Christmas 2010, otherhalf visited as part of Christmas night out.  Curried pumpkin soup (£4) and then sea bass cooked in pernod (£15) with “perfect most nom-worthy tatties ever”, sprouts and parsnips.

Both were lovely. Best xmas meal I’ve evr paid for and washed down with real ale.

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2 Responses to “Babbity Bowsters, Blackfriars Street, Glasgow”

  1. Jenny Says:

    this place is famous for its food, you must try the stovies!

  2. Phil Mews Says:

    We had heard so much about this place we decided to give it a try on a cold November afternoon. The staff offer a warm reception but we and other diners sat nearby would have felt warmer had they lit the fire or turned the heating on. Menu is really basic, not always a bad thing. Stovies were disappointing as they were served luke warm and with barely 50g of mince in it. My partner had the shin of beef – and asked for no potatoes. The plate arrived with some slices of grissle and beef, boiled potatoes and half a carrot – the stock was watery and tasteless. We had to eat elsewhere after we left. I’m not at all sure how it has earned its reputation for fine food – it was clear on this occasion that the food seems to be poorly sourced.

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