- Box office 0141 342 4966
- General enquiries 0141 342 4966
- Opening times Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
- Average price £5.50 (set lunch); £13.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.brelbarrestaurant.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Brel has been a trusted sport on Glasgow's most famous cobbled lane for as long as most West Enders can remember. Lately it’s moved with the times with a more flexible menu, away from the bistro market and towards being an upmarket bar. There is still a fantastic selection of Belgian beers, enough to keep the troubled troubadour Jacques (the bar’s namesake) happy, a wine list packed with quality and an interesting English Thornbridge IPA from closer to home. On the menu, small plates are of a consistent quality with the pork belly and Belgian flammekeuch (toasted cheese and ham) notable highlights. Lunchtime deals that extend through the day provide excellent value budget options without any loss of quality and, of course, it’s Brel so there are still plenty of ways to eat mussels. Busy and bustling at weekends, the back porch area is a light and airy way to enjoy the food and drink on offer.
- High point: Great-value lunch deals
- Low point: Busy busy at weekends
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- Private dining: Up to 35 covers
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Classic soul and pop
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 1996
- House wine: £14 per bottle
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