For the last few years, the word bank has tended to be greeted with suspicion, if not downright hostility. Something to do with plunging us all into a seemingly endless era of austerity.
Happily, there are exceptions, notably the Bank Street Bar Kitchen, a culinary fixture in the West End that continues to impress diners with its cool take on contemporary casual cuisine. Plus, it’s unlikely to send you a snotty letter about your overdraft.
Today’s Big Deal with the Bank Street Bar Kitchen waves the mains & specials menu in front of you and invites you to pick a main each. The choices are so tempting that we’ll need a few minutes, if that’s OK.
West End style
Located next to Glasgow University, the Bank Street Bar Kitchen is a few notches above a typical student dive, offering a mixture of irreverence and wit in décor that has plenty of fun with iconic Glaswegian images, starting with the Mackintosh typeface on the signage.
Bank Street Bar Kitchen offers attractively-priced drinks and a menu that probably deserves its own sub-heading.
Mains & specials
Today’s Big Deal is for any two main courses from the mains & specials menu at the Bank Street Bar Kitchen.
Gourmet burgers are a house speciality. Choices include the Spankin’ Lamb with a tzatziki sauce, the Big Banker topped with onion rings, cheese and bacon, or the Papa’s Chicken breast seasoned with paprika. Burgers arrive in the modern style on brioche buns with lettuce, onions, gherkin and a side of fries.
Pizza options are equally inventive, with highlights including tandoori chicken with tzatziki, the haggis and red onion topped Caledonia or the Veggie, with red onion, sweetcorn, roasted red peppers and mushrooms.
Comfort food classics are also included, with fish and chips, Katsu curry and chilli available. Don’t forget to check the specials to see what the chef has created – lasagne and Mexican burrito are just two of the choices.
With great food, attractive prices and attentive service, Bank Street Bar Kitchen keeps the customers satisfied, as recent TripAdvisor reviews attest:
‘A nice meal with a fantastic atmosphere, the burger buns were lovely and soft and to top it off the chips were delicious. Great night!’
‘What can I say, one of the most friendly, helpful, and enjoyable bars I have been to in a long, long time. Would I recommend Bank Street Bar? Absolutely.’
‘The staff were excellent, food was delicious and the value was very good. Highly recommend the pizzas or burgers. Don’t hesitate to try this restaurant.’
Bank on it
Available seven days a week from noon to 9pm, this versatile offer covers all the bases from a weekday lunch, a relaxed weekend brunch; a pre-show meal or an evening get-together.
The menu at Bank Street Bar Kitchen offers something for everybody.
Cheque it out now.