The Amsterdam

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The Amsterdam
The Amsterdam
Brunswick Hotel, 106 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
  • Telephone 0141 552 5108
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–midnight
  • Bar open Sun–Sat 11am–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu 9am–9pm; Fri/Sat 9am–10pm
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Sister venue to St Luke's & The Winged Ox, featuring a ground level café bar, serving food 9am–9pm daily, and a basement hosting live gigs and club nights.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Brutti Ma Buoni had let its identity slip to the extent that no-one even called it that anymore – ‘The Brunswick’ (actually the street and the adjoining hotel) was how it was referred to, and it had lost its way. In a welcome change, the team behind St Luke’s have turned this prime location into a sassy, unapologetically unsubtle bar that evokes a weekend in Holland’s cultural capital. Think red lights, bicycles, and, yes, a sex shop sign. But they’ve also got some clever choices of beer on the taps and the staff are great. The mezzanine is a delightful place to have a munch, and the menu hits its mark with loaded fries (including baconnaise), an impressive sirloin steak frites with chewy, charcoally charring, and some salty and moreish chicken wings in a dry rub. There’s also a stuffed French toast of the day, and Roman-style pizza slices courtesy of Baked in Dennistoun. Overall, it’s an operation which is assured, fun, and genuinely welcome in this part of town.

The List's rating






David James Kirkwood visited The Amsterdam on 23 March 2019
  • High point: The mezzanine seating section
  • Low point: With a kids licence, the sex shop sign might be a bit much
  • Notable dish: Whatever the stuffed French toast of the day is
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 18 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Blues, rock, soul, funk
  • Live entertainment: DJs at the weekend: Josh Kilimanjaro, Billy Woods, club nights downstairs
  • Capacity: 56 (24 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £15 per bottle