28-30 Gibson Street | Glasgow G12 8NX
Phone: 0141 334 2665
Stravaigin’s what you could legitimately call a West-end institution, home to foodies, students, professionals, and oddballs alike. The Gibson Street location makes fantastic use of its space, with a well-defined bar, café, and basement restaurant. Whether dropping in for a casual pint or making a reservation for a table of ten, you’ll be catered for effectively.
Like its sister restaurant the Ubiquitous Chip, the menu takes its cue from Scottish cuisine, before branching out into more exotic locations. Main staples include the award winning haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as steamed West Coast mussels, and the Belhaven Best battered fish supper. Noteworthy global offerings include Nasi Goreng (that’s Indonesian fried rice) with bacon and poached egg, which also makes for a surprisingly tasty brunch on a hung-over Sunday morning.
It’s very easy to lose track of time in the bar’s rustic environs, not least thanks to what might be the cosiest fire in Glasgow – a very welcome sight in the winter. Stravaigin’s certainly not the cheapest option in the West End, but the rich selection of drinks and sheer character of the place are well worth the extra pennies. That's probably why you named it one of the city's Best Pubs and Bars in our 2019 Food & Drink Survey.