About The Drake
Fiona Clayton - 04/03/2014
My first visit to the Drake - the menu has an excellent choice and all the food was beautifully prepared and served. My only disappointment was the quality of the venison in the pie I chose for my mains - some pieces of meat were chewy and fatty, which was a real shame because the sauce and chestnut mushrooms were absolutely delicious. The waitress queried the amount I had left uneaten and seemed genuinely concerned, giving me a complimentary drink to make up and I wouldn't let this put me off recommending the place to anyone else considering going. My companions both had excellent quality of food, and the place had a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. We will be back!
'A great find'
clare gemmell - 17/02/2014
We did the Valentine's special - 3courses plus a bottle for £50. Super value, great mix of customers, and the food was absolutely delicious.
British restaurant in West End
The Drake is situated in Glasgow’s West End on the border of the Park and Woodlands areas and serves excellent food, made with local, fresh produce.
The venue has a bar downstairs and a more formal restaurant upstairs. The restaurant has a sophisticated townhouse feel and is beautifully decorated yet is a comfortable space with a relaxed ambience.
The bar has original bare brick work, coal fires and garden areas to the front and rear and a great local feel.
The menus at The Drake are seasonal and change regularly however a typical example of a main from the prix fixe menu would be the herb crusted haddock fillet with lemon crushed new potatoes, wilted spinach a beurre blanc.
The a la carte menu has a mix of British classics, some with an international twist such as the beef and oxtail ravioli or the pan fried fillet of pollock served with a samphire grass, chorizo and baby squid broth.
For those with a smaller appetite, there are a choice of small plates and sharing boards such as venison Scotch eggs or the confit leek and Dunsyre blue cheese tartlet small plates or the a taste of the sea sharing platter – Uig lodge hot smoked salmon risotto ball, house cured salmon, sweet cured herring, west coast mussels, grilled crevettes and an Orkney crab, samphire and baby squid salad.
Woodlands transport links
The Drake is located on the corner of Woodlands Road and Lyndoch street, a few minutes walk from Charing Cross. St Georges subway station is close by and Charing Cross train station is around a ten minute walk. There is on street parking in the Park area which is free at weekends.