About The White Elephant
Had a very enjoyable meal at The White Elephant and would recommend it to everyone. All the dishes we ordered were well presented and delicious. I can recommend the chicken tempura as a starter and the steak pie which was piping hot and a very generous portion. All the staff were very helpful and did everything to make our visit enjoyable.
Amazing food, lovely staff, huge portions
Set menu is amazing value for money; don't think it would be physically possible to eat 3 courses the portions were so huge!! Great quality food, and very polite, attentive staff also.
Gastropub in Glasgow’s Cathcart
A gastropub bar and grill on Merrylee Road, The White Elephant is a welcoming spot in Cathcart. Subtly divided into several distinct areas, the interior is an appealing mix and match of eclectic furniture and designer lighting. The function suite is popular with the local community; especially its younger members who enjoy the soft play area when there are no functions. The extensive, south-facing beer garden is deservedly busy whenever the sun peeks out.
Classic bar dishes and international choices
The kitchen at The White Elephant produces dishes with a wide appeal. Among the starters are well travelled options such as Asian beef salad, lamb koftas and couscous cakes. The pub grub section of the menu is packed with classics such as fish ‘n’ chips, braised shin of beef with mash and a curried lamb shank.
Naturally, there is a burger selection – including a crab, coriander and chilli version – and a range of innovative gourmet sandwiches like the Earl Grey hot smoked salmon bagel. Arguably, the pick of the bunch is the chef’s selection which might feature rabbit cottage pie; Mull cheddar soufflé or the Three Little Piggies – braised cheek, confit belly and fillet of pork with cauliflower purée and dauphinoise potatoes.
Local transport links and attractions
The White Elephant is on Merrylee Road, just off the B767 Clarkston Road in Glasgow’s Southside. There is limited on-street parking and the restaurant/bar also has its own parking. Cathcart and Muirend are the closest train stations. Local attractions include Cathcart Bowling Club and Newlands Park.