About Crossing The Rubicon
Indian tapas and craft beer in West End
Offering a fresh take on Indian food, Crossing the Rubicon is a funky, colourful bar and diner on Great Western Road. Decorated with mirror balls and graffiti of flying elephants, it is a long way from the more traditional curry house. The Drygate Brewery is closely involved so Crossing the Rubicon has an interesting, rotating range of fourteen draught and four cask lines along with dozens of canned and bottled beers. Regular Meet the Brewer nights add to the fun.
Scottish Indian dishes for sharing
With dishes such as haggis ‘n’ cheese nan; twice cooked chips covered in curry and curried pies, the menus at Crossing the Rubicon are an enthusiastic experiment in culinary fusion. Moving beyond the more obvious attention-grabbers are more considered options such as brisket pakora, pork cheek vindaloo and duck dahl. There is a good choice of interesting veggie and vegan dishes
Small plates, sides, brunch items and curries at £5-£6 all make for a menu which are designed to be shared with friends and family. In terms of style, Crossing the Rubicon’s food is robust, hearty and desi or home-style rather than Indian fine dining. More simply, it’s ideal for enjoying with good beer.
West End attractions and transport links
Crossing the Rubicon is around the middle of Glasgow’s Great Western Road on the same block as St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Cathedral. Kelvinbridge is the nearest subway station. Several bus routes line the Great Western Road and there is limited on street parking in the area. Local attractions include Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.