About Brutti Ma Buoni
A friendly wee restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere. I feel some of the menu options are a bit on the pricey side for bar food, but its nicely presented and there are always good offers on.
Mediterranean-inspired cafe bar in Merchant City
Meaning ‘ugly but good’ in Italian, Brutti ma buoni is a compact and cosy cafe bar on Brunswick Street. Part of the stylish Brunswick Hotel, it is a quietly cool place for a morning coffee, quick lunch, after work drinks or candlelit evening meal with friends. It can be enjoyably lively at night, especially on the occasional weekend that DJs play.
Med food from open plan kitchen
Cooked in an open plan kitchen, the food at Brutti ma buoni is simple, tasty and prepared in-house. The bruschetta, pasta and thin crust pizza choices add Italian flavours to a menu which also offers a range of handmade burgers, fajitas, salads and nachos. There are steak frites sandwiches, toasted New Yorkers, quesadillas and flat iron steaks.
As if that wasn’t flexible enough, there is a also a selection of tapas-style small plates. These range from whitebait and baby squid to haggis, tortilla and Thai rolls. In short, the food at Brutti ma buoni is gloriously eclectic and quirky. Nowhere else in Glasgow gives customers the option of ordering both ‘peaceful’ and ‘angry prawns’.
Merchant City transport links and attractions
Brutti ma buoni is on Brunswick Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City. Queen Street and Central train stations are a ten minute walk. There is pay parking on Glassford and Ingram Street. Local attractions include the Old Fruitmarket, City Halls and Tron theatre.